Entry Programme

Business - Return to Study

UK students only
4 weeks
July 2024
Blended learning

Are you 21 or older and interested in business, management, tourism, or hospitality? If you lack the Level 3 qualifications for a degree, our Return to Study programme can get you ready for higher education.

Why study with us

  • This free programme supports career pathways across business, management, tourism and hospitality.
  • You'll be supported and assessed against the entry requirements and be eligible to apply for one of our Foundation Entry business degree courses.
  • This course takes a multidisciplinary approach to introduce you to various business-related disciplines. It also provides a foundation in university study skills required for success

Important application information

  • This course is only available to UK students.
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What you'll do

  • Learn about the key concepts important to the theory and practice of a wide variety of business-related courses.  
  • Develop the academic and research skills required for university study. This course could lead you to a career in the varied fields of business, management, tourism and hospitality.
  • Improve your confidence, self-awareness and interpersonal skills. You'll also gain insight into what it would be like to study on an undergraduate degree.

Future careers

During the Return to Study business course, you'll be able to apply to a range of Foundation Entry degrees within the areas of business, management, tourism and hospitality.

Graduates from our courses have gone on to work with:

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.  

Personal statement advice

If you need help creating your personal statement our team can help. Make your application stand out from the crowd.

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 School of Business

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

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