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Foundation Degree Business Management

Southport College

UCAS Code: N200 | Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


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48

Applicants must have successfully gained a minimum of 48 UCAS points. Academic requirements: A minimum of 2 A Levels or BTEC National Extended Diploma/Diploma or Access to Higher Education Diploma or Level 3 NVQ Other qualifications or relevant life/work experience may also be considered Successful interview, supported by personal statement and suitable reference. All applicants will additionally require GCSE English at Grade C/4 or equivalent. Mathematics at GCSE Grade C/4 will also be desirable. Non-native English speakers or those who have not studied the final two years of school in English must be able to demonstrate a capability in English at a standard commensurate with IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 being awarded on individual sections.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

This programme is distinctive in the following ways:
Foundation Degree programmes provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers
Business Management, Strategy and Marketing knowledge, with a focus on the development of the
understanding of and practical skills required in the Business Management sector.
This programme provides opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and practical skills in the
workplace. Learners will be advised that they can do this through formal work placements, part-time
employment experience or employer driven live briefs.
The programme is designed to equip students with academic, research, analytical and problem solving
skills ideally suited for a range of careers in the Business Management Industry or progression onto a
level 6, subject related, honours programme.
This Foundation Degree is designed to deliver an understanding of the broader context of business
management practices. In order to enhance your employability, career potential and personal
effectiveness this Foundation Degree recommends a work placement experience to allow you to
engage in practical experience whilst undertaking your academic studies.
The college recognises that a learner on this programme may be employed or, as recommended,
undertaking a voluntary placement within a related Business setting. A local induction with details of
key information, contacts and services available within the College will be provided for you. The
College is aware of its responsibility to maximise industry related opportunities and to review the
suitability of the setting for both the student and the placement provider.
The programme is bespoke to learners in the local area. Modules have been selected to educate
students within areas of local relevance. The College offers smaller cohorts than local universities,
direct access to tutors and extensive pastoral support. Personal development planning ensures
students are fully prepared for work following completion of the programme. Personal development is
integrated into all modules to ensure students are fully prepared for the working environment. Role
play scenarios and in class debates are used to assess students. In addition, accounts for local
companies will be analysed. Assessments are varied and include power point presentations, creating a
website, reports, essays and exams, fully preparing students for work in a business management role.
The College has close links with local businesses in different sectors of the economy and guest
speakers will be invited in throughout the programme.
Southport College engages with local employers and local industry in various sectors of the economy.
In the hospitality sector the College engages with The Ramada Hotel. Fletchers Solicitors (personal
injury solicitors) and Trinity Newspapers are other local companies the College works closely with. In
the public sector the college engages closely with HMRC, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital, The Royal
Liverpool Hospital and Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Trips are also organised to visit local companies
including Land Rover to provide an awareness of jobs available upon completion of the degree
programme.
Please note;
Part time students will study alongside full time students on an infill basis. In such cases, an
individualised programme delivery structure, programme duration, and timetable will be agreed
between the student and the programme leader.
On successful completion of the FdA Business Management you will be eligible to progress onto the BA
(Hons) Business Management top-up at the University of Cumbria.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£6,165
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Southport College

Department:

Office Administration

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