Skills for Business (Enterprise) - Level 3

Course Code: TM1FE039

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Start DateLocationDuration
06/09/2022Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

At Blackpool and The Fylde College, you don't just learn about business, you'll build one.

On this two-year, fully immersive course you will learn all the skills to create and run a business and then you will put those lessons to the test, with the chance to compete in national awards.

It's a winning formula. Some of our recent Business students have even gone on to achieve great success in national competitions such as Young Enterprise.

Equivalent to 2 A Levels, this course supports progression to a degree - and 80% of our students do just that! Many study at our University Centre; others enter employment or apprenticeships, and some even start up their own business.

This is a full-time course delivered Monday to Friday over 16 to 18 hours a week. ·

  • Employers want business skills! In year 1, you will develop essential skills required by employers eg creating professional documents, communicating online and offline, working effectively in teams, customer service and organising events.


  • Learn how to run your own business. In year 2, you will learn how to set up and run your own business and how to attract and grow your customer base using social media.


  • Could I go to Uni? Yes, you could progress onto employment or a Foundation Degree as this course attracts up to 84 UCAS points.


  • What are the hours? 1-2 years, Mon-Fri (16-18 hours per week) including a 45-day work placement in Year 2.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 (excluding Maths and English), a Level 2 Extended Cert in Business at Merit or above (or an equivalent qualification)

All 16–18-year-old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Qualification Obtained

Diploma in Skills for Business: Enterprise

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

The Team – we are a friendly, supportive, and highly experienced team of business lecturers. Our students consistently praise the support and teaching we provide, and we are immensely proud of this.

The Lessons – we will guide and support you through each module and assessment in our comfortable and well-equipped classrooms. You will have approximately 13-hours of timetabled lessons per week which will include a variety of engaging activities designed to develop your business skills and knowledge. Typical activities in lessons include discussions, group work, practical demonstrations, quizzes and presentations. Specialist speakers will also join some of your sessions to bring the ‘real’ world of business directly to you. Technology - As a B&FC student, you will have access to the Microsoft Office 365 suite through your student account, which you will be able to use remotely from home and in college, to access all the lesson materials, develop your business skills and communicate with your Tutors. Your Tutors will also integrate a range of interactive technologies into their lessons to enhance your learning experience. Private Study – you will also be expected to undertake a minimum of 2 hours per week of private study outside of timetabled sessions as required to ensure you meet course deadlines.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
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