T Levels for BUSINESS Management AND Finance

In our Industry Excellence Academy, you can study one of our Business Management and Finance T Level qualification or T Level Foundation Year programmes. They have been developed in collaboration with employers, and combine theory, practical and classroom learning with a minimum 15-day (Foundation Year) or 45-day (T Level) industry placement. If you opt to take a T Level, you will spend 20% of your time on an industry placement and 80% in the classroom.

The programmes of study within our Industry Excellence Academy have been co-developed with industry partners. Working so closely with employers means you’ll benefit from courses that are aligned with current industry skills demand, as well as a range of industry-level activities and lessons.

Once you complete your journey in our Industry Excellence Academy for Business you will have the qualifications you need to take the next steps towards an amazing career as well as the experience and skills that will help you stand out to future employers.

This will include masterclasses and lessons delivered by industry experts, visits from guest speakers at the forefront of the industry and opportunities to work on live briefs that will enable you to develop the skills and confidence you’ll need once you begin your career in the business and finance industry.

Opportunities in this sector are enormous, with 50,000 new jobs created in Manchester in the past 10 years. Whether you want to start your own business, lead a team or provide project support, a T Level in Business Management and Finance can give you the head start you need.


If you haven’t quite achieved the grades for a T Level there is the option of a T Level Foundation Year, which are Level 2, one-year programmes that will then allow you to progress on to a T Level.

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Those successful in gaining a place on a T Level will be eligible for the ‘T Award’, a package of benefits that includes:

  • £300 per year bursary*
  • Free branded work wear
  • Access to industry standard technologies
  • Guaranteed progression to a Higher Education course at UCEN Manchester
  • And much more

*Subject to requirements


Both our T Levels and T Level Foundation Year require completion of our Jump Start to T Levels programme as an entry requirement. 

The Jump Start programme is a two-week introduction to our Industry Excellence Academy, T Level and T Level Foundation Year programmes, where students can meet their tutors and experience what learning at The Manchester College is like.

Students will take part in a learning experience to demonstrate their creativity, teamwork and problem solving skills, as well as their resilience, timekeeping and commitment.

The Jump Start programme will include a project based on managing marketing campaigns for a particular product or service and will include the following:

  • Targeting audiences
  • Creating campaign designs
  • Social media marketing or traditional marketing
  • Presentation skills

Completion of the Jump Start programme is an entry requirement of our T Level and Foundation Year Programmes.




We aim to bring together industry professionals and our talented students to help secure the best possible future for our students. These partnerships include:

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Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group is a financial services group that serves people, businesses and communities across the UK.


From our outstanding facilities to fantastic work placement opportunities, get a taste of what it’s like working in the industry and see what you can expect from studying at The Manchester College in our gallery.


If you want to find out more about our Business Management and Finance T Level and T Level Foundation Year programmes, register to attend one of our upcoming open events. Speak to tutors, hear from current students and get a glimpse of our facilities.

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Find out more about our T Level and T Level Foundation Year programmes that are available to you in our Business Management and Finance T Level subject guide.