Delivered at Nelson and Colne College University Centre
Start Date September 2024
Duration 1 Year
Cost £9000.00

* The fees charged on your course will not rise by more than inflation during your studies but the College reserves the right to increase fees annually by not more than RPIX (Retail Prices Index excluding Mortgage Interest).

If your studies are to be funded by your employer or as part of an Apprenticeship then different rates may apply, please enquire for details.

** All fees are payable to Nelson and Colne College Group University Centre

Course overview

The course will provide students with an opportunity to explore and apply a broad range of theories, concepts and techniques, focusing on the wider business landscape and current industry practice.
Our degree programmes aim to give students the ability and confidence to reflect, research, analyse, solve problems, make decisions and propose change effectively in any business environment. We use our local business links to incorporate case studies, guest speakers and visits to bring the curriculum to life, and to provide opportunities for networking.
Students will be taught by experienced and supportive lecturers and receive dedicated support to help them to adjust to a return to study (and to develop their academic skills) often alongside employment. Our small class sizes also mean that feedback is thorough and developmental, and that every learner is treated as an individual.

What will I learn

Modules include:
• The Business Environment
• Principles of Marketing
• Human Resource Management
• Accounting and Finance Principles
• Enterprise and Commercialisation
• Individual Business Research Project

How will the courses be assessed?

A series of written and practical work is assessed by your lecturers and will determine your overall grade.

Entry requirements

Candidates are selected on the basis of their ability to cope with
and benefit from the programme. Their suitability can be
demonstrated either through previous educational achievement or
through experience and aptitude.

Admission by prior qualification will normally require a minimum 32
UCAS Tariff points with the majority of the points gained in
humanites or business subjects. Typically, points can be derived
o One GCE A level or Vocational A level pass or
o Two AS level passes
o BTEC National Diploma/Certificate
o Other qualifications such as Scottish Highers, Welsh
Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificates,
International Baccalaureate, with the required UCAS
o A pass in a recognised Access course
o Equivalent Scottish or Irish qualifications

Admission by experience and aptitude will be based on the length
and type of the candidate’s employment experience and his/her
ability to demonstrate an aptitude and enthusiasm for the
subject. As part of this process, candidates may be required to
undertake aptitude tests and/or to provide personal and/or
employment references.

Maths & English Grade C and above should be held, or Functional
Skills Level 2 as an alternative, as well as basic IT skills.


On successful completion of this course, you can progress to FdA Sustainable Business Management also based at the College.