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Use your skills and knowledge to help drive business forward in a variety of key roles or even start your own business – the choice is yours.


Say Yes to a career as a Commercial Manager

Jaffer Khan’s Business Management degree earned him a place on BT’s national commercial management graduate scheme and a career with one of the UK’s top employers.


Courses for careers in Business and Management

A degree from our School of Business can provide you with a wide range of skills which are sought-after by employers in a range of industries and sectors. Preparing you for leadership in your chosen specialism – whether that’s Human Resources or Marketing, Accounts or Forecasting – these popular degree courses are led by industry experts.



Management – Beth Ecroyd


Accountancy – Rebecca Allcock


Management – Lauren Holly


HR Specialist – Mary Harron

Management – Emily Williamson


We are here to support you every step of the way

From selecting the correct degree-level course for you, to help in completing your application to BCUC; from Student Finance guidance, to academic advice and health and wellbeing care. We have a team of friendly, expert advisors dedicated to your success.

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Smaller class sizes has meant I’ve had extensive one-to-one support from Lecturers and you know they really value their students as individuals.

Rebecca Allcock, BCUC graduate

A Levels at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre > Business and Management Foundation Degree at BCUC > Top-Up Degree in Business Management at BCUC



What qualifications do I need to study at BCUC?

You don’t need A Levels or Level 3 qualifications to embark on degree-level study at BCUC. You can start a Foundation Entry degree with a Level 2 qualification.

We take into account your life experience (including your work history) in offering you a place and work closely with our colleagues at Adult Learning at Burnley College to find the perfect route into university study for you if needed.

Everyone is different. Email [email protected] to arrange a one-to-one discussion of your options or visit our our Adult Learning pages HERE.


Can I work and study at the same time?

Yes! On some courses, elements of work placement are necessary to complete your qualification and you could potentially do this in your own workplace as part of your current role.

A full-time degree-level programme can mean two/three days per week on Campus over the academic year and can be studied alongside your current role. A part-time degree-level programme could be potentially a day or an evening on Campus each week over the academic year but takes longer to achieve.


I am not sure that I can afford degree-level study – can you help?

University-level study is more affordable than you may think. You can access a Student Finance loan to cover the cost of your course and do not need to pay anything back until you earn more than £2,214 a month (before tax).

We can also give you information on eligibility for the Burnley Bursary (worth up to £2,000 a year) and any additional benefits or support packages to which you may be entitled.


I haven’t been in education for some time – how will I cope?

At Burnley College University Courses we understand that returning to study may be daunting. Throughout your course you will have access to specialist, one-to-one individual academic advice from specialist Lecturers and advisors, as well as seminars and workshops to take part in ahead of your course starting.


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