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Programme overview

Intended as a stepping stone to university and/or professional qualifications, this programme is the perfect first step towards a career working for a local business, an international corporation or as an entrepreneur. There is an emphasis on developing employability and entrepreneurial skills, with ICT heavily embedded to develop your knowledge of MS Office and other business software.

Project Management Pathway option:
Specialising in project management will allow you to develop your future career prospects in this highly competitive and lucrative field. Successful students can progress to B&FC's award-winning Foundation Degree and BSc (Hons) Project Management, delivered at B&FC's University Centre in Blackpool and awarded by Lancaster University (a UK top 10 university). Past students are now enjoying rewarding careers with BAE Systems and other major companies such as Rolls Royce.

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C including Maths and Science. Applicants with a grade 3 in English will be accepted, but must study a GCSE in English alongside this programme.

Course Facts

The programme covers a range of practical and theory units, such as marketing, business resources, business environment, recruitment and selection, and developing teams in business. You may also choose to study Project Management and take part in excellent work experience opportunities with BAE and Rolls Royce.


Assessment is by a variety of methods, including presentations, reports, mock interviews as well as online and written assignments.


To truly understand the world of business you need to get out and experience it. That’s why we organise trips and work placements at places such as Chester Zoo, Business in Leisure Conference at Alton Towers, the Trafford Centre and Blackpool Pleasure Beach. In Year 2, an extended industry placement (similar to an internship) with one of our partner organisations provides valuable skills and experience.

Next Steps

New applications are no longer being accepted for Lytham Sixth Form College following the decision to close the College in summer 2019.

Applicants who have applied to us for September 2019 entry have been contacted by the Admissions Team about next steps.

Why not make your career dreams a reality at Blackpool and The Fylde College - England’s most successful large college.*

Judged Outstanding by Ofsted, B&FC provides a first-rate education to steer you towards your future career.

Visit the B&FC website to view our range of courses and look out for our College and School Liaison advisers who will talk you through the different options.

If you have any questions please contact the Admissions Team on<
T: 01253 504 343

*based on the Education and Skills Funding Agency National Achievement Rate Tables (April 2018)

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