Training and Development

Investing in training and development is important as it ensures that employees can fulfil their roles effectively and stay motivated. It also helps to build resilience for the future of your business in an ever changing world. Burnley benefits from high quality further and higher education colleges right on the doorstep. The town also boasts a University campus and there are a number of work-based training providers who can meet your training and development needs.

Burnley College

Burnley College works closely with employers in the recruitment and training of apprentices. Their recruitment specialists can advise on the many benefits of employing an apprentice including any Government incentives and funding to which you may be eligible. The college will also discuss the financial benefits associated with apprentice recruitment and will also ensure you have a full understanding of the legal requirements involved.

The college also provide a wide range of training courses to upskill you and your employees. If you are unsure about what training would be the most beneficial for your business, they offer a skills audit of your business to identify individual training needs. Burnley College also offer a bespoke business development consultancy.

For more information on how Burnley College can help your business click here or email

University of Central Lancashire – UCLan

Situated in the heart of the town, UCLan works in partnership with businesses and organisations from all sectors to develop and deliver tailored training programmes. UCLan offers high quality university courses and professional qualifications to individuals looking to develop their career. These include Degree Apprenticeships, Leadership and Management Programmes, professional development and short courses.

The university also offers a wide range of business support from consultancy and research expertise to grant funded projects and innovation. To find out more about what UCLAN has to offer visit their website or email

East Lancs Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Business Training is the largest of its kind in the UK and a leading provider of professional development for businesses. With a strong commitment to upskilling and empowering workforces, the program offers practical training courses that cater to the needs of today’s business environment. 

The coveted International Trade Club is open to all companies in the region involved in exporting or importing. Members can access a full range of international business support services and receive guidance and encouragement to expand their international trade activities.