UCFB is delighted to announce a renewed partnership with Burnley Council that will see three students from the town awarded a £3,000 scholarship to study a university degree in the football, business and related industries at UCFB Etihad Campus in Manchester.

With UCFB’s strong links to Burnley FC – the institution was founded at Turf Moor and still delivers BTEC diplomas inside the stadium – the scholarship is open to applicants from the Burnley borough and is part of the council’s drive to encourage residents to go on to further and higher education, and the career benefits that a degree can provide.

The £3,000 scholarship will help the successful applicants fund additional training and skills development, and will provide “add on” support to an existing course. Applicants will typically be able to choose two professionally delivered training sessions per year on subjects such as public speaking, presentation skills and time management.

UCFB’s association with Burnley started in 2011. The institution now proudly works alongside the club’s charity Burnley FC in the Community and Nelson and Colne College to provide BTEC provision for students, as well as apprenticeships and adult learning courses.

The Burnley Council Scholarship is just one of a number available at UCFB across many disciplines.

Brendan Flood, Chairman of UCFB and a Director of Burnley FC, said: “Burnley is the birthplace of UCFB, so we’re thrilled to be able to partner with the council to offer the chance for students from the town to study at our state-of-the-art Manchester campus. Burnley Council were a great help to UCFB when we first opened at Turf Moor in 2011, so it’s great to be able to continue that relationship.”

Council leader Councillor Mark Townsend said: “Burnley Council sees raising educational standards as an essential for our borough’s future prosperity. That applies from nursery school right up to college and university. The council supports UCFB’s move to offer financial support to local students who want to add some practical life skills to their studies.”