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Business and Enterprise at B&FC

With business and enterprise encompassing a range of disciplines across every industry, the career opportunities are plentiful and equally diverse. In Lancashire, the financial and professional services sector supports more than 5,000 businesses, including leading employers such as Danbro, KPMG and National Savings and Investments.

At B&FC, we offer programmes from level 2 through to postgraduate level. Our excellent employer relationships facilitate fantastic industry placements and a highly relevant curriculum to allow you to succeed in this competitive sector. With industry specialists providing exceptional levels of support, nearly 70% of further education students choose to stay on to degree level.

Discover how B&FC can help you begin or advance your career in business and enterprise. Contact us on T 01253 504 343 or E

Business and Enterprise programmes


Lancashire has a thriving financial and professional services sector that supports more than 5,000 businesses, from accountants and law firms, financial advisors and insurance brokers, specialist property related consultancies and recruitment agencies through to large business process outsourcing organisations.

Many of the jobs in the sector are based in Preston, Blackpool, Burnley and Blackburn, with leading employers including Danbro, KPMG and National Savings and Investments.

Most popular career routes:

Manager | Marketing Executive | Accountant | Retail Manager | Project Manager | Training Officer | Event Manager | Administrator

Average annual wage in this sector
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What our staff and students say

Why choose B&FC?

Why Choose B&FC?

Getting Here

With our FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass, eligible students* get unlimited use of any Blackpool Transport bus or Tram. We also offer help with long-distance travel costs.

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Personalised Learning

Your own personal progress tutor will help you to settle in, keep you informed about upcoming events and provide ongoing support and guidance. We also offer confidential counselling.

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Money Matters

We offer a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone. You could also get up to £1200 worth of funding and FREE meals if you're in care or receiving certain benefits.

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Learning Support

If you have a disability (including a specific learning or mental health difficulty) we will help you to access the support needed to manage your studies as independently as possible.

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Food and Drink

From smoothies to sub rolls, we offer a wide range of low-cost food and drink plus a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone and FREE meals for eligible students*.

*Eligibility applies - see for details

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Career Planning

Our free careers service includes expert advice and resources to help with making career choices, applying to university and coaching to get you ready for employment.

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Expert Tutors

Our tutors are specialists in their subjects and help you develop the skills you need to be successful. They regularly spend time in industry to keep their knowledge and experience up-to-date.

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Students' Union

Our Students' Union runs a variety of clubs, societies and events, all aimed at giving you the best student experience possible. You could also get involved as a rep or elected officer.

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Sports are big at B&FC and there are lots of fitness activites and College teams for you to join, facilitated through our all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness suite-inspirations.

Work experience opportunities

B&FC works with a wide range of leading companies, offering specific industry placements that offer valuable sector experience. Recently, students have been placed with employers such as Rock FM, Karma Applied Science and the NHS.

Student experience

Industry placement students launch own company

A team of students took part in a 40-day industry placement. They ended up creating their own company, and developing and launching a new software product.

Business students

Apply for a place!

It's easy to apply - you just need to click on your chosen programme then click on the 'apply' or 'enquire' button. Some workplace programmes even have an 'enrol' button so you can sign up there and then.

Complete the quick and easy application form then wait for our professional and friendly Admissions Team to get in touch.

How to Apply

How to find us

University Centre
Park Road
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Bispham Campus
Ashfield Road
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Lancashire Energy HQ
Squires Gate Lane
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