Business & Management

There is a huge range of opportunities within business management spanning across all sectors, with almost every organisation in the world requiring individuals with skills in areas such as human resources, marketing, law and team management.

There is currently, huge growth within the business services sector both nationally and in Scotland, with West Lothian growing at a higher rate than the Scottish average, creating a variety of opportunities for ambitious and skilled individuals.  

We offer a range of business management courses from Level 5 up to Level 8 (HND) with the opportunity to complete the BA in Business Management at West Lothian College.

Our unique degree offering with Edinburgh Napier University Business School means you can complete your full degree at West Lothian College and progress directly to Edinburgh Napier if you want to complete your Honours or Masters degree. 

We know that not all learning takes place within a classroom or college setting. Students benefit from our excellent links with local employers and related organisations, by hearing from industry speakers with a wealth of knowledge of the sector.  Our previous students have benefited by hearing from Bridge 2 Business, Kidzeco, Converge Challenge, Genius Foods and the Citizens Advice Bureau.

We take our students out to various different organisations and settings, with previous students visiting the Sheriff Court, Edinburgh Napier University, Diageo, IKEA, Thorntons and Innoflate.

Many of our business management students also complete a placement to allow them to build the skills and experience needed to excel in their future career.

Previous students have had the opportunity in a range of settings including Barclays, Children’s Hearings Scotland Training Unit, Quality Scotland and Neil’s Hugs.

Sam Santini studies HND Business at West Lothian College, and talks about her experience, and how she hopes to use her HND to progress onto university, and open her own business.