A general overview of relevant business modules all vary in delivery. These may be workshop based subjects where students improve academic skills to practical modules. The Foundation Degree is a stand alone qualification with the opportunity to progress to a B.A. (Hons). It also allows students to use work experience as an integral assessed part of the course.
All learners under 21 must obtain a level 3 BTEC qualifications or two A Levels. 21 and over will be subject to interview
The first year FULL TIME consists of 6 modules Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Management of Financial Information Economics, Law and Business Environment People Work and Society Becoming a Professional: Critical Enquiry Entrepreneurship
Assessments vary from individual written traditional reports to group presentations - indicative of the working environment. Traditional exams also form part of the assessment process.
Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress ono the BA (Hons) Business or directly into employment
01 August 2024 - 31 July 2025
Workers in this unit group advise on the formulation and implementation of policy in the public and private sectors, develop and implement substantial business, statistical and administrative systems, and perform a variety of functions.
Jobholders in this unit group advise industrial, commercial and other establishments on a variety of management and business-related matters to assist in the formulation of financial and business policies in order to maximise growth or improve business performance.
Financial managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate financial information and advise on company financial policy.
Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the work and resources necessary to provide and operate information technology and telecommunications services within an organisation.
Purchasing managers and directors (not retail) plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the purchasing functions of industrial, commercial, government organisations and public agencies to ensure cost-effectiveness.
Job holders in this unit group manage and oversee major projects across all sectors of modern industry, commerce and the public sector, in areas such as e-commerce, business analysis, finance, product development, marketing, human resources.
Business and related research professionals carry out a variety of research activities for the broadcast and print media, for the police and armed forces intelligence services, for national security agencies and in other non-scientific areas.
Jobholders in this unit group provide accounting and auditing services, advise clients on financial matters, collect and analyse financial information and perform other accounting duties required by management for the planning and control of an establishmentâ€™s income and expenditure.
Advertising and public relations directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the advertising, public relations and public information activities of an organisation.
Retail and wholesale managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the operations of major retail and wholesale establishments in order to maximise business performance and meet financial goals.
Marketing and sales directors plan, organise and direct market research and formulate and implement an organisationâ€™s marketing and sales policies.
Jobholders in this unit group apply theoretical principles and practical techniques to assess risk and formulate probabilistic outcomes in order to inform economic and business policy, and to analyse and interpret data used to assist in the formulation of financial, business and economic policies in order to maximise growth or improve business performance.
Human resource managers and directors plan, organise and direct the personnel, training and industrial relations policies of organisations, advise on resource allocation and utilisation problems, measure the effectiveness of an organisationâ€™s systems, methods and procedures and advise on, plan and implement procedures to improve utilisation of labour, equipment and materials.
Public relations professionals plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities that promote the image and understanding of an organisation and its products or services to consumers, businesses, members of the public and other specified audiences.
Advertising accounts managers and creative directors plan, design, organise and direct the advertising activities of an organisation.