Business, enterprise and professional development

Our business courses will help you develop into a strong minded business person and aim to provide you with key business skills.

A word from us

Through studying on our full time business courses, you will be able to handle boardroom situations, acquire key business skills, and know how to set up and run your own business.

Whether you are looking to progress further in your studies or get your foot on the ladder with a first full time job you will gain the confidence to shape your own future.

A vital part of what you study and how you study is based on our up-to-date knowledge of what businesses demand from their candidates, or what you need to be a successful self-starter.

Enhance your skills and understanding of business through realistic workplace situations, ‘real-time’ business briefs, and activities.

Through this blended approach to your learning, and by combining theory and practice, you will be fully prepared for employment or further study in the business sector.

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Peter Jones Enterprise Academy

Amongst our business, enterprise and professional development courses, we also offer courses in association with the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy (PJEA).

Whether you want to develop your career, set up a new business or bolster your chances of a place at university, the PJEA courses will support you to get there.

For more information on the PJEA go to the PJEA course page.

Find out more about our Peter Jones Enterprise Academy courses

A word from our students

I realise you need more than your qualifications to stand apart and get on to your dream courses and Kirklees College has helped me to boost my experience outside of the course.

Sameerah Shafique
Course: Business Level 3

Have you thought about an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships can be a great alternative to full time study.

We have 10 Business, enterprise and professional studies courses for Apprenticeships.

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Did you know?

One of the business courses we offer was established by Dragon’s Den star and entrepreneur Peter Jones (Peter Jones Enterprise Academy).


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