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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 degree-level study could start out on graduate training programmes to get an all-round experience of a company.

Our 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, as are hearing talks from guest speakers and meeting industry experts on visits nationally and abroad.

There is a wide range of part-time business courses available, plus degree-level study, apprenticeships (including higher-level apprenticeship) options at Kendal College.

We also run a range of professional business services courses, including accounting and HR!

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 the industry in our area. 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

Meet one of our tutors, Steve Howard!

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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.

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Meet your tutor

Beverley Davis

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.

Meet your tutor

Steve Howard

After 30 years in business, from running start-ups to major international companies, I picked up the teaching bug. Being able to pass on real-life, practical examples help our students really understand the world of business and I get a real buzz in helping them.

View our courses

Business Management HNC (Part-Time)
Degree-level 4 1st Sep 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 HND
Degree-level 5 1st Sep 2021 1 Year

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 HND (Part-Time)
Degree-level 5 1st Sep 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
Degree-level 4 1st Sep 2021 1 Year

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 1st Sep 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 1st Sep 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.

IT Users
Part-time 2 Sept 2021 3.5 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This qualification is suitable for learners who are using IT within their job or plan to pursue a career in a job requiring IT skills. The qualification will allow learners to apply knowledge, understanding and skills to a level recognised by employers, thus proving competency in their job role. This qualification is suitable for learners using IT systems in a wide range of job roles.

Principles of Marketing
Part-time 2 Sept 2021 3 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This course is for anyone who works in marketing, or is interested in a career in marketing. It would also be useful for people running their own business, or thinking about starting a business! The course will be delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams, and will give students the opportunity to meet others, network and share ideas.