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Business skills are the key to success. Whether starting a new business or aiming for promotion, apply now for a September start to get the qualifications that count.

Jodie Louise Marsden. GCSE Maths & English and Travel and Tourism Lv 2.



Working out the essential qualifications for your dream career

At Burnley College we pride ourselves on making sure you’re on the right course. That’s why we’re always here to support you in all your needs.

From selecting the right pathway to financial advice, our Student Services Team are friendly, approachable and can always find the answers. Just ask.

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Take the first step in your new career

Wherever you see yourself in the future, your journey starts here. Step one is to contact Burnley College. Our exceptional Student Services team can guide you through the jargon and make sure you’re on the right path to success.

Then it can be as simple as 1, 2, 3…


1. The Basics

Maths and English are essential tools in business communication. Bring your skills up to scratch with the GCSEs and IT knowledge you need.

2. The next step

Apply for an Advanced Level Business Course. You’ll learn everything from finance and accounts to leadership.

3. University and Beyond

With your new skill set you could progress to University Level Education to further specialise in law, accounting or more. The choice is yours.

My time at Burnley College was invaluable. Everything I learned on my course could be applied directly to my real life. The Tutors’ knowledge and experience is outstanding. I’ve already made changes to the way my business works as a result.

Colin Jones’ Journey

Gym Owner > AAT level 3 Accountancy Qualification at Burnley College > Gains new skills to do own accounts


Adult Learners

I have a career goal in mind – how do I get there? 

Our Careers Advisors will give you independent guidance to help you plan your route to success. They are available for individual appointments, face to face or over the phone. You can book an appointment by calling 01282 733373 [email protected]

Adult Learners

Are my qualifications still relevant? 

Whether you left education five years ago or 15 years ago or 25 years ago, we would still like to know what qualifications you achieved, this can include courses you have completed at work, too. Our Student Services team are on hand to give advice and guidance on what qualifications and experience you can use to access courses: call them on 01282 733373 or email [email protected] 

Adult Learners

How can I pay for my course? 

We have worked hard to make sure that any course fees you need to pay offer value for money and, in many instances, offer several different ways to pay.  Head to our fees and finance page on the website for more information or call Student Services on 01282 733373 or email [email protected]  

Adult Learners

When can I start?

Most courses start in September and January however there are some courses with start dates all year round. You will find the earliest start dates on the course page of your chosen course or feel free to contact Student Services for further dates: call them on 01282 733373 or email [email protected]

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