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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

Most people who study the Business Extended Diploma progress onto degree programmes covering disciplines such as marketing, accounting and finance, events management, retail and business studies. Others might prefer to start their career sooner; if this is you, opportunities exist locally in a range of public and private sector organisations.

How to Apply

Ready to make your career dreams a reality at the Fylde’s specialist sixth form college this September?

Sign up to enrol now at Lytham Sixth Form College between 9am and 4.30pm to secure your place or call 01253 504672.

The easiest way to apply for your place is to apply online or print a downloadable version. Alternatively you can get hold of a form by:

  • Telephoning the Contact Centre on 01253 504343
  • Emailing a request (including your name, address and date of birth) to
  • Collecting a form from Reception at the Lytham Sixth Form College (address below)

Once you’ve completed the form (you may wish to keep a copy) send the original form as soon as possible to:

Lytham Sixth Form College
Church Road
Lytham St. Annes

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