Skills Facilities

Investing in Lancashire's skills and education facilities

The Lancashire Skills Hub has made key investments in skills provision for both the workforce of today and the future workforce and continues to seek investment for Lancashire.


Some of the significant investments in skills provision in Lancashire are included here:

  • Brierfield Mill - 5
  • General businesses
  • £TBC
  • Nelson


Lancashire Adult Learning / Nelson and Colne College

This former cotton mill built in 1832 is now the home for Lancashire Adult Learning. Lancashire Adult Learning aims to provide learning opportunities for adults across the region with the Northlight building providing a fantastic facility for learning to take place. Located in Brierfield, Nelson, close to junction 12 of the M65 and easily accessible from Burnley and the surrounding areas of Colne, Clitheroe, Blackburn and Preston.

We have a range of training, conference and meeting rooms that are available to hire, in this new modern centre with a staffed reception area and facilities for light refreshments. The rooms range from small interview rooms to larger rooms which can be used for team workshops or small conferences. All rooms can be configured to suit any kind event. With full multimedia facilities and a separate IT training suite Northlight offers a great venue for hosting a meeting, workshop, conference or training event.

For more information about the facilities available, please contact Andy Parkin (Director of Curriculum) on 01282 508278.

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  • Edge Hill Tech Hub - 1
  • Edge Hill Tech Hub - 2
  • Digital & Creative
  • £3.0m invested
  • West Lancashire

Edge Hill University Technology Hub

Edge Hill University

The Technology Hub is a regional centre of excellence for teaching, research and business support, focusing on the computer sciences, digital and creative industries, biotechnology and food science.

The Hub is home to one of the UK’s highest specification Computer Augmented Virtual Environment (CAVE) facilities, which enables interdisciplinary innovation in teaching and learning, research and enterprise.  The CAVE combines high-resolution, stereoscopic projections and 3D computer graphics to create a complete sense of presence in a computer simulated world; all in 4k resolution.  The CAVE is an interdisciplinary centre for resilience training and performance enhancement through simulation, primarily for emergency, disaster and medical triage scenarios.  The Tech Hub also houses state-of-the-art biotechnology laboratories, big data servers, a dedicated games programming lab, a secure networking lab and a Harvard style lecture theatre.

The Employability, Enterprise, Entrepreneurship & Innovation (E3i) team at Edge Hill University is a dedicated team focused on supporting the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Their main goal is to enhance student employability and promote the growth of ambitious businesses in the region. They achieve this by offering various initiatives and opportunities for students, academic experts, and businesses to engage with and benefit from. Find out more below.

To find out more contact 01695 657645 

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  • Fireground Fleetwood - 1
  • Fireground Fleetwood - 2
  • Fireground Fleetwood - 3
  • Public services
  • £550k invested
  • Thornton

Fleetwood Fire Training Centre

Blackpool and The Fylde College

Fleetwood Fire Training Centre (Fire Ground) is a specialist facility for learning various rescue and safety techniques in a controlled environment.

The new enclosed space trainer provides a unique experience which can mirror situations in which rescuers may find themselves during an incident.

It includes a rabbit warren of tight enclosed spaces where rescue techniques can be learnt in safety.

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