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The college is open, and we are still accepting full-time applications for 2020-2021. Hygiene measures are in place to make the college as safe as it can be for our learners, staff and guests.

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Do you have what it takes to be the next Elon Musk, Mary Barra or Gabe Newell? Business is big in the UK with around 5.7m private sector businesses producing a turnover of £1.9 trillion each year. As James Dyson said: “Business is constantly changing, constantly evolving.”


Business is one of the most diverse subject areas with many students going on to have successful careers in Management, Retail, Accountancy, and Sales and Marketing. In larger organisations, it’s not uncommon to start as an apprentice or trainee and work your way up. Students who go on to University or Higher Level Study could start out on Graduate Training Programmes to get an all-round experience of a company.

Kendal College Business tutors have widespread worldwide experience and deliver courses that are practical and relevant to today’s fast-changing business world. The fresh, modern and inspiring learning environment has excellent facilities to guarantee an enjoyable and informative course.

Students will also benefit from the strong relationships the College has built up with a wide range of thriving local businesses and entrepreneurs as well as support from organisations like Natwest. Work experience and placement opportunities are a key part of studying Business at Kendal College as are hearing talks from guest speakers and meeting industry experts on visits nationally and abroad.

There are a wide range of part-time Business courses available plus Higher Level study, Apprenticeships (including Higher Level Apprenticeship) options at Kendal College.

We go on lots of trips and have the opportunity to go out on work placement, this has been really valuable to me in developing new skills and learning about industry in our area

Beth Hall-Fletcher, Business Level 3

I’m keeping my options open between university, apprenticeships and employment, the course has prepared me for all available options. I now have a place to study Politics at Leeds University

Beth Hall-Fletcher, Business Level 3

If you have an identified learning need and feel you may require support at college, find out about our Learning Services and the support available at college.

Meet your tutor

Beverley Davis, Business Tutor

A business qualification can take students anywhere and opens up a world of possibilities; from climbing the ladder in the corporate world to using the skills learned on the course to start up their own business. Financial and business education gives students practical and valuable skills in whatever employment area they choose to follow.

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Business Management HNC/HND
Degree-level 4/5 Sept 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

You'll explore the basics of marketing, economics and finance, as well more specialist areas like business law and management reporting. BTEC Higher Nationals are designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards where appropriate.

Business Management HNC/ HND (PT)
Degree-level 4/5 Sept 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

You'll explore the basics of marketing, economics and finance, as well more specialist areas like business law and management reporting. BTEC Higher Nationals are designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards where appropriate.

Business
Full-time 2 Sept 2021 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

If you are inspired to explore a career in Business then this introduction to Business course will give you an excellent base on which to develop skills in areas such as business presentation skills, personal and business organisational skills, experience of work, personal communication skills and team working skills. The learning programme usually takes place over 3 days per week and will include the opportunity to study Maths and English to further add to your skills and qualifications.

Business
Full-time 3 Sept 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

A proven understanding of the working business environment is a must for impressing future employers. In today's competitive job market, make sure you stand out from the crowd with this practical and academic industry recognised qualification. The programme aims to provide an in depth understanding of the operations and structures of businesses and also to equip learners with the skills required to succeed in employment or at university.

Human Resources Practice
Part-time 3 Enquire 34 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This is a well-respected professional qualification, which is highly valued by employers. It will help you to develop the business skills and technical knowledge that employers look for in HR professionals. This qualification can boost your promotion prospects or provide retraining route for those looking for a career in the HR industry.

Accounting
Part-time 2 Enquire 32/33 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This qualification is highly valued by employers and will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration - covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and using accounting software.

IT Users - Excel Unit
Part-time 2 9th Dec 2020 1 Week

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This course is designed to introduce those who have a basic knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Excel to many of the other exciting tools and techniques that are available. During the 2 day course you will compile a portfolio of work that will be assessed and used to provide the necessary evidence you need to gain a City & Guilds level 2 Spreadsheet qualification.

Accounting
Part-time 2 Enquire 32/33 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This qualification is highly valued by employers and will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration - covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and using accounting software.