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Embrace the Power of “WHAT IF” with Burnley College University Courses

What if your opportunities are limitless?
What if you take that leap?
What if you just go for it?

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We can help your ambition become your reality

At BCUC we combine industry expertise and wrap-around support at the heart of an innovative campus. This allows ambitious individuals – whatever their background – to grow into future leaders and professionals in their chosen areas; capable of adapting to change, embracing challenges and taking control of their own futures.

We understand you may have questions about getting started with university-level study, including:

  • Which course is best for me to achieve my goals?
  • Do I have the qualifications needed to study for a degree?
  • What financial support is available to me as a university level student?
  • Do I have the skills needed to study at university level?
  • Can I continue to work and study at the same time?
  • Is there wellbeing support I can access to build my resilience?

At BCUC we work with you every step of the way to enable you to achieve your goals. You can be the master of your own destiny. This is where your journey starts.


Entry requirements

Your previous academic and professional qualifications (such as A Levels and Vocational qualifications) will count towards the entry criteria for your chosen University course. However, we understand that your industry experience and drive to make a difference to the lives of others are valuable, too. That is why we will also take into account your career achievements, your voluntary work and life experiences.

Use any of the following:

  • A Levels
  • An Advanced Vocational qualification (Level 3)
  • An Advanced Apprenticeship
  • An Access to Higher Education qualification
  • GCSE’s or O Levels
  • Your experience in a career
  • Your life experience

You will also need a Maths and English qualification.


Financial Support

Our experienced Student Services team will discuss all the financial benefits that you may be entitled to. They will help you understand student loans, course fees and our unique BCUC Bursary. Whatever your questions, we’re here to empower you with all the information you need.

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Qualifications explained

Whatever stage you are at in your education journey, we will work with you to enable you to achieve your qualifications and secure your dream career. Whether you are returning to education after a break (of however long), need to study a GCSE alongside your Foundation Entry qualification, or you want to study a Top-Up programme to turn your Foundation Degree to a full BA/BSc (Hons) Degree we are here to help. Our guide will help to get you on the right path and explain the many different courses available here at Burnley College University Courses.

Qualifications Explained


Academic Support

University-level study will challenge you. You will be learning the advanced theories, concepts and skills that will make you a leader in your chosen field. But you won’t be alone.

Our Academic Support Tutors will be with you every step of the way on your journey to ensure you have the specialist skills, knowledge and behaviours to optimise your University experience and gain the best possible results.

On an individual basis or as part of a group, our specialist Tutors will offer you guidance on:

  • Assessment Methods
  • Research Skills
  • Academic writing
  • Referencing
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Wellbeing Support

At BCUC we are dedicated to ensuring you have the health & wellbeing support to focus on your studies and your future career goals.  As a BCUC Student, you will benefit from:

  • Discounted gym and fitness classes in our award-winning Fitness Evolution
  • Annual Health and Wellbeing Week with free taster sessions
  • On-site counsellor available by appointment

Success Story (1/5)

Mary Harron

First Class BA (Hons) Business Management

Success Story (2/5)

Myah Gillett

HND Mechanical Engineering Degree Apprentice

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Sarah Cole

FdA Children, Young People and Their Services

Success Story (4/5)

Kasom Shah

BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science

Success Story (5/5)

Matthew Vandepeer

BA (Hons) Professional Practice Working with Children and Young People



University Partners

We’re proud to work alongside some of the most innovative and forward-thinking Universities to deliver degree courses that will feed your ambition.  You’ll study right here in Burnley, with our innovative Lecturers, in our modern facilities, and be part of our Burnley family –  but your degree will be accredited by one of the following Universities:


QAA Member

Burnley College University Courses is a member of the QAA – the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education – whose vision is for world leading and independently assured higher education.

As the independent body entrusted with monitoring and advising on standards and quality in UK higher education, QAA is dedicated to checking that the three million students working towards a UK degree-level qualification get the university experiences they deserve and are involved all aspects of their work.

QAA work with 296 university-level providers across the UK and her abroad and build international partnerships to enhance and promote the reputation of UK higher education worldwide.



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