BusinessBusiness and Accounting at LMC

Choosing to study in the business department will give you access to an exciting subject that is relevant across all employment sectors. All organisations are businesses, so studying Business as an option allows you flexibility across a variety of sectors, whether that’s fund-raising for a local charity or working abroad for a global blue-chip company. The teaching staff are well qualified with a breadth of experience in a number of industry sectors and students appreciate learning from people who have actually done it as well as teach it.

Jon Lloyd, Head of Business

A recent report shows that 49% of small businesses set up with under £2,000.

Where does it lead?

Past students have gone on to study business, marketing, law and management at some of the UK’s top rated universities including Lancaster University, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Liverpool, Edge Hill and John Moore, Liverpool. Career options include accountancy, finance and banking, human resources, marketing, retail management, events planning or starting your own business.


On the Course: Training with Virgin

Virgin Trains Mock Recruitment

Students on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business (LMC) recently enjoyed a mock recruitment and selection event with Virgin Trains. Held in the LMC Business and Conference Centre, the day was designed to give students the experience of a selection process in a large customer service organisation.

To prepare for the event students competed an online application form and had the opportunity to create or update their CV to include with their application. On the day the selection process consisted of: meet and greet where the students had to demonstrate positive body language and good interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly build a rapport, team building activities, speed interviewing and individual interviews.

At the end of the day all results were collected and Virgin Trains are returning to College in the next couple of weeks to provide each student with one to one feedback on their performance so they understand their strengths and areas to develop which they will be able to use in future interviews. Virgin Trains staff identified 11 excellent candidates amongst the students who have been offered work placement opportunities for March 2016 within their organisation.

All the students felt they benefitted from the day. Dom Aye said “I had a great time, it was really good and interesting to see what happens in the process”. Seemal Shah said “It was even better than I had thought and it was interesting to see that they used varied and different ways to assess us”. Steven Hodgeson said “When can I start working for Virgin Trains?  It was really interesting to see the process and gain professional experience from a company”.

Business tutor Sarah Armstead said “This day gave the students experience of a realistic interview and selection day with Virgin Trains. The students’ personalities and actions were judged against the company’s values, such as “Daringly Bold” and “Insatiably Curious” in a variety of scenarios. The students will then be given honest, one to one feedback from the management team and find out whether or not they would have been called forward to the next stage of talent bank formal interviews.”

Programme Area Manager for Hospitality, Business, Travel & IT at LMC Jon Lloyd said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for the college to work with such a positive employer. Virgin Trains staff identified some high flyers amongst the students who they have offered placement opportunities to for them to complete as part of their course and are keen to run another session with us in the future”.

Apprenticeships logoOnce you have gained employment you could start this programme at any time of the year.

What do I need to join?

4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher including Maths or English OR a Level 1 related qualification PLUS grade D/3 or higher in Maths or English.
Relevant work experience will also be considered and entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

General Information

An apprenticeship in a genuine job, with training, meaning apprentices learn and gain skills and professional competencies in their chosen career, whilst receiving a wage.

Apprenticeships are suitable for well-motivated people who are focussed and know which career path they want to follow. They offer high quality work-based training as an alternative to full time study.

This programme is aimed at people who are employed, or are seeking employment. You will need to be 16 years of age or over. Apprenticeships are available at level 2 and level 3.

From April 2018, the apprenticeship minimum wage is £3.70 per hour. For further information on salaries, visit gov.uk and search ‘apprenticeships'.

Course Information Sheet

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For information, advice and guidance, or to apply, please phone Student Services on 01524 521237 or 0800 306 306.


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Student Profiles

Caitlin Williams

August 09, 2018

Course taken at college: Business Studies

Darcie Whitehead

February 28, 2018

Apprenticeship taken and level: Business Admin Level 3 Employer: OEP Building Services Previous

Julie Roseanne Pal

January 31, 2018

Course taken at college: AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Kate Wells

October 09, 2017

Apprenticeship and level: Business Administration NVQ Level 2 Diploma Employer: Trust Medical Ambul

Jack Marland

August 31, 2017

School: Dallam School

Emily Knight

December 07, 2016

Course taken at college: Business Level 3 School: Dallam School

Matthew Guest

June 07, 2016

Course taken at college: NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration Is this the first course you have d

Liam Jones

June 07, 2016

Course taken at college: Business Administration Level 4 Apprenticeship Is this the first course yo

Jodie Alderson

June 07, 2016

Course taken at college: Business Administration Level 3 Apprentice Is this the first course you ha

Jasmine Fancourt

June 07, 2016

Course taken at college: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Is this the first course you have don

Jack Jordan Carter

June 07, 2016

Apprenticeship being taken: Level 2 Business administration Employer: Optimum Coatings

David George Mace

May 26, 2016

Course taken at college: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Is this the first course you hav

Catherine Harris

May 26, 2016

School: Garstang High School and Preston College  Course taken at college: Business Admin

Callum Patrick Reid

May 26, 2016

Apprenticeship completed and level: Team Leader Level 2 Employer apprenticeship taken with: Wyresid

Becky Hulme

May 26, 2016

School: Morecambe High School  Course taken at college: Business Administration Level 2 A