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Turn your passion for Sport and Fitness into a successful and rewarding career where you can really change lives.


Steven Burke, double Olympic gold medallist and BCUC Lecturer

Say Yes to learning from the world’s best

As an undergraduate in our School of Sport, Fitness and Public Services you will be inspired by top Lecturers and coaches, including Olympic gold-medal-winning cyclist Steven Burke.


Courses for careers in Sport and Fitness

Burnley is rapidly establishing its position as a centre of both academic excellence and elite achievement in Sport and Fitness – and there’s no better place to take your passion for this subject to degree level.


Fitness Evolution customer training

Take your fitness, and learning, to the highest level

Join in a range of classes for all fitness levels


Take advantage of the UEFA-standard all-weather pitch


High-tech equipment at the Fitness Evolution gym

Sports performance monitoring and analysis


We are here to support you every step of the way

From selecting the correct course for you, to help in completing your application; 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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Having well-qualified Lecturers who offer such a range of expertise, experience and guidance is brilliant. I felt supported and recognised as an individual throughout my course.

Robert Parker, BCUC graduate

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, on track for a successful career as a professional Sports Coach and Performance Analyst



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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Your first steps to becoming something different.