A college undergoing a multi-million pound transformation has appointed a new principal to lead a main campus centre.

Morag Davis, assistant principal for technical curriculum across the Nelson and Colne College Group, has taken up the position of centre principal for the Accrington and Rossendale College site, which is currently undergoing £4 million worth of improvements.

Ms Davis has been with Nelson and Colne College for 18 years, beginning as a college lecturer before working her way up to head of division for creative and digital and then the assistant principals role.

She also has experience of leading on projects on outstanding teaching, learning and assessment, working with the Department for Education on a national communications strategy group and writing for national subject journals and publications on a range of topics.

Ms Davis said: "I am extremely excited about the plans for Accrington and Rossendale College, and progress on our £4 million campus transformation has already changed the feel of the site.

"I am passionate about the importance of vocational and technical qualifications and curriculum in preparing East Lancashire’s young people for their future, and ensuring they develop the essential industry-focused skills and knowledge that our evolving economy and society need.

"I am currently working closely with the Department for Education in leading the introduction nationally of new ‘gold-standard’ T Level qualifications, developed in collaboration with employers and businesses and which will launch in education and childcare and digital at our college later this year.

"Here at the Group we are committed to a broad curriculum offer for students across East Lancashire and beyond."