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Entry Programme

Business, Management, Tourism & Hospitality - Return to Study

UK students only
6 Weeks
July 2023
Distance Learning

Are you a mature student interested in a career or pursuing study in the areas of Business, Management, Tourism and Hospitality. Do you lack the Level 3 formal qualifications to apply for this degree?

Why study with us

  • This free programme supports career pathways across business, management, tourism and hospitality for those looking to upskill, retrain or enhance their role in the sector.
  • Full-time graduates can undertake a placement year to enhance their industry experience.
  • An opportunity to gain professional body qualifications from organisations such as the CIPD, CIMA, CMI, Institute of Digital Marketing and Institute of Hospitality.

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What you'll do

  • This programme supports pathways to degrees in Accounting and Finance, Business Management and Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business, Tourism and Hospitality.
  • You’ll develop and enhance your confidence, self-awareness and interpersonal skills whilst also gaining an insight into what it would be like to study for an undergraduate degree.
  • Over the course of six weeks, you will be supported and assessed against the entry requirements and be eligible to apply for Year 0 or Year 1 of a degree.

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Future careers

Undertaking this programme can be the starting point to a new career within business, management, hospitality and tourism.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, applicants will be assessed on the basis of a personal statement which must be submitted as part of the application for consideration. 

This programme is only available to UK/Home students.  

Applicants are required to submit a personal statement for consideration. Any applications submitted without a personal statement can not be processed.

Fees and funding

This programme is free of charge.

However, we recommend consideration of the cost of continuing into a full-time degree as students with existing financial commitments will need to consider the different modes of study, support, and financial options that exist.


This course is based in the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page