Business, Leadership & Management Foundation Degree

Foundation Degree
Study Area: Higher Education
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time

Course Overview

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

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

Start Date

September 2024

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)


On successful completion of the foundation degree you may wish to enter employment or you can progress to the BA Business, Leadership and Management top-up year to complete your full honours degree.

Assessment Methods

You will complete a range of assessments including essays, case studies, reports, digital projects, presentations, strategic plans and group based activities.

Before you hand-in or present a final piece of work there is usually an opportunity for a discussion with your tutor in a one-to-one tutorial. You will be encouraged to submit or present your work-in-progress to your tutor – which will not be graded – to see whether you are on the right lines. There is usually a limit to the amount of feedback that your tutor can give you – please ask them about this. 

 Your assessed work will go through a process of internal moderation and then will be checked by an externally appointed person called an external examiner. At each stage this means that marking and grading is checked and may be adjusted. 

Course Fees

Fees: £7950 per year

Eligible to receive the £500 University Centre Bursary in Year 1.

All higher education students must apply to Student Finance England for assistance towards fees. For help or advice with this please contact our Guidance Team on 01422 399367. 

The University Centre has a HE Hardship Fund which students may access if they are facing financial difficulties. 

Additional information on fees and funding

Awarding Body

The Foundation Degree in Business, Leadership and Management is validated by the Open University.

Business, Leadership & Management Foundation Degree

Study Area: Higher Education
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
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