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Please note that many of our courses are now full for September 2023 starts.
Contact the Admissions team to find out about remaining places by calling 01946 839300.

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If you’re looking to work your way up the corporate ladder, become an entrepreneur at the head of your own enterprise, or you’re looking for a career in HR, finance, marketing or IT, it starts here!


Every multi-million pound business began its life as a start-up.

West Cumbria is seeing huge growth across the business sector, with many new companies forming and aiding in the increase of job opportunities in a wide variety of roles and specialisms.

For the entry-level office administration jobs, salaries start at around £13,000. But with a range of specialisms to branch out into, your evolution knows no limit.

Business Analysts earn around £45,000 and experienced IT managers can expect £75,000 or more!


School Leavers (16-18*)

*refers to age at time of course starting.

T Level Foundation Year - Business and Administration

  • 1 year course, full time

This course is designed to ensure students are ready to study a T Level in business (which is equivalent to three A-Levels) or secure a business apprenticeship.

T Level in Business (Team Leadership and Management)

  • 2-year course, full time
  • 60-day industry placement

This course has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry.


Available in a variety of areas, from Level 2 upwards.


Adults (19+*)

*refers to age at time of course starting.

Accounting (AAT)

Project Management (APM)

HR and People Development (CIPD)

Leadership and Management (ILM)

Flexible Learning




If you join one of our Business courses, you’ll be taught by experienced lecturers who have worked in the industry. We offer a wide range of courses to suit all abilities.

“I have learned a variety of skills since starting my course including project management and business behaviour. Ideally I would like a career as a PA, I feel confident that this is the first step to help me achieve this dream.”

Evie Braithwaite, Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Business

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Our handy guide gives an overview of the range of opportunities we offer so you can find the right course for you.