Business, Leadership & Management Foundation Degree

Employers across the globe require ambitious employees with the industry standard leadership and management skills you will gain on this course. UCAS CODE: 8T17.

2 Years
Full-Time
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: Between 48-56 UCAS tariff points (equivalent to CD at A-level, Pass on Access to HE, MPP on BTEC Extended Level 3 Diploma)

Course Info

This innovative foundation degree has been developed in partnership with local employers and is designed for individuals who want to develop a comprehensive, practical understanding of business. By the end of the programme students will gain the skills and competencies required to thrive in today’s fast paced business environment.

The programme is delivered through a combination of: small group lectures, seminars, online learning packages and one-to-one supervision meetings. You will be assessed through a range of: essays, case study assessments, reports, digital projects, presentations, strategic plans and group based activities.

FD Year 1 (Level 4 Modules)

Module Credits (Level 4)
Personal Development and Practice 30
The Marketing Environment 30
Work and Society 30
Financial Aspects of Business 30

 

FD Year 2 (Level 5 Modules)

Module Credits (Level 5)
Innovation and Creativity 30
Project and Operations Management 30
Community, People and Professional Practice 30
Integrated Communications 30

Teaching

Your teaching will include tutor- and student-led sessions, with discussions, activities, group-work, seminars, and one-to-one tutorial opportunities. You will be in an enriching and immersive learning environment, which will enhance your development as a critical thinker. 

The programme is delivered through a combination of small group lectures, seminars, with some independent and online learning and one-to-one supervision meetings.

One of the key strengths of our teaching at the University Centre is the amount of time we dedicate to supporting you as an individual student to help you get the best out of your programme. One-to-one tutorials with your tutor are important as they allow you to raise any particular issues you may be facing. Your tutor will be as supportive as possible in helping you work through these issues. 

Lecturer Profile

Lecturer: Jo Holmes, BA (Hons), PGCE, L6 Dip, has been a Business lecturer for the past 10 years. With over 20 years’ experience in business – ranging from events management and public relations to communications and corporate social responsibility – Jo now specialises in business ethics, marketing and sustainability. Alongside her teaching she works in industry part time as a Sustainability Stakeholder Specialist with Marshalls plc.

Lecturer Profile

Lecturer: Dr Paul Armitage, MBA, PhD, FHEA, MCMI, IAAI has been a Business lecturer for the past 9 years. With 38 years’ operational and managerial working experience in both the public sector – Paul brings a diverse catalogue of practical experiences supporting the academic element of the programme. Paul is a passionate academic practitioner and firmly believes that his collective experience and student centric philosophy help students develop their knowledge and understanding so vital if they are to be successful in the 21st century dynamic business environment.

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Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Between 48-56 UCAS tariff points (equivalent to CD at A-level, Pass on Access to HE, MPP on BTEC Extended Level 3 Diploma)