FdA Business & Management

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This programme is continually being reinvented to reflect the dynamic nature of the business and management sector and will help you get your foot on the management ladder.

Our lecturers have industry experience and an extensive range of industry links and contacts to enhance your learning experience and develop your commercial awareness.

Full-time students will complete a work placement to help with professional development and relate current management practices and theory to real-life organisational issues.

You can also study this programme at our London campus. Find out more here.

Experience

Aims

This programme is continually being reinvented to reflect the dynamic nature of the business and management sector and will help you get your foot on the management ladder. You will develop relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the business environment in which they operate and their management. The programme will emphasise the dynamic nature of business taking into consideration the changing future of the global business environment.

As a full-time student, you will be given the opportunity to engage in international opportunities, and enterprise and work placements. You will be encouraged to enhance your CV and professional development.

Our lecturers have industry experience and an extensive range of industry links and contacts to enhance your learning experience and develop your commercial awareness.

Modules

At Level 4, you will study the following:

  • Personal Professional Development 1
  • Innovation and Enterprise
  • Managing People
  • Business Environment
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Leading People
  • Events management.

At Level 5, you will study the following:

  • Personal Professional Development 2
  • Work Related Learning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Finance
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Developing Collaborative Relationships
  • Digital Technologies.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Lectures

0

Seminars

0

Work Placement

0

Assignment Feedback

0

Independent Learning

0

Delivery

Monday:

10am-4pm

Wednesday:

9am-4pm *Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will be allocated a personal tutor on commencement of the course, who will oversee your progression and provide pastoral support as required. In addition to support from your personal tutor, you will receive academic support from module tutors, if required. You can also request additional guidance from HE Academic Support to help them with your studies and gain access to a Personal Learning Coach, if needed.

A variety of summative assessment methods are used across the study programme to enable you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills. You will develop the skills required to present your understanding and research coherently. This could include the following:

+ Reports

+ Presentations

+ Professional discussions

+ Peer reviews

+ Case studies

+ Written assignments.

You will complete an assessment for each module, as a vehicle to assess key and transferable skills and learning outcomes. Assessments are mapped to learning outcomes.

Industry links:

This programme has been designed in line with industry intelligence. All modules have been approved by employers. Where possible, visits and guest speakers will be arranged to enhance your learning experience. Through work with the IOEE, the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, you will receive a dual certificate, based on the work submitted for the module on Innovation and Enterprise. Links through the College's International Office will allow you to apply for summer internships abroad and international trade events as part of your programme of learning.

Placement:

At Level 5, you will be expected to undertake a work placement. Ideally, you should organise this yourself, with support from tutors. Completion of a work placement is mandatory, as part of the Work Related Learning module. Gaining a meaningful work experience will be great for your personal development, and preparing for employment within the industry.

You could progress to the BA (Hons) Management (top up) degree at New College Durham, to achieve a full honours degree, or study a relevant degree at university.

Alternatively, you could use the knowledge and transferable skills you have gained through your foundation degree to progress your existing career, or as a stepping stone to a career in banking and the financial sectors, human resource management, marketing or consultancy roles. Good business and management skills are in demand in companies all over the world!

Full-time students will complete a work placement to help with professional development and relate current management practices and theory to real-life organisational issues.

You can also study this programme at our London campus. Find out more here.

Experience

Aims

This programme is continually being reinvented to reflect the dynamic nature of the business and management sector and will help you get your foot on the management ladder. You will develop relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the business environment in which they operate and their management. The programme will emphasise the dynamic nature of business taking into consideration the changing future of the global business environment.

As a full-time student, you will be given the opportunity to engage in international opportunities, and enterprise and work placements. You will be encouraged to enhance your CV and professional development.

Our lecturers have industry experience and an extensive range of industry links and contacts to enhance your learning experience and develop your commercial awareness.

Modules

At Level 4, you will study the following:

  • Personal Professional Development 1
  • Innovation and Enterprise
  • Managing People
  • Business Environment
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Leading People
  • Events management.

At Level 5, you will study the following:

  • Personal Professional Development 2
  • Work Related Learning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Finance
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Developing Collaborative Relationships
  • Digital Technologies.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Lectures

0

Seminars

0

Work Placement

0

Assignment Feedback

0

Independent Learning

0

Delivery

Monday:

10am-4pm

Wednesday:

9am-4pm *Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will be allocated a personal tutor on commencement of the course, who will oversee your progression and provide pastoral support as required. In addition to support from your personal tutor, you will receive academic support from module tutors, if required. You can also request additional guidance from HE Academic Support to help them with your studies and gain access to a Personal Learning Coach, if needed.

A variety of summative assessment methods are used across the study programme to enable you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills. You will develop the skills required to present your understanding and research coherently. This could include the following:

+ Reports

+ Presentations

+ Professional discussions

+ Peer reviews

+ Case studies

+ Written assignments.

You will complete an assessment for each module, as a vehicle to assess key and transferable skills and learning outcomes. Assessments are mapped to learning outcomes.

Industry links:

This programme has been designed in line with industry intelligence. All modules have been approved by employers. Where possible, visits and guest speakers will be arranged to enhance your learning experience. Through work with the IOEE, the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, you will receive a dual certificate, based on the work submitted for the module on Innovation and Enterprise. Links through the College's International Office will allow you to apply for summer internships abroad and international trade events as part of your programme of learning.

Placement:

At Level 5, you will be expected to undertake a work placement. Ideally, you should organise this yourself, with support from tutors. Completion of a work placement is mandatory, as part of the Work Related Learning module. Gaining a meaningful work experience will be great for your personal development, and preparing for employment within the industry.

You could progress to the BA (Hons) Management (top up) degree at New College Durham, to achieve a full honours degree, or study a relevant degree at university.

Alternatively, you could use the knowledge and transferable skills you have gained through your foundation degree to progress your existing career, or as a stepping stone to a career in banking and the financial sectors, human resource management, marketing or consultancy roles. Good business and management skills are in demand in companies all over the world!

Meet our students

What else?

New College Durham has been approved as an IOEE (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs) Academy, to support the development and growth of enterprise across the North East and beyond through innovative programmes - www.innovateuk.gov.uk

New College Durham is also a founder member of Durham Business Club, which will provide you with networking oppurtunities.

Useful links include:

Business Durham

Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs

Funding

Additional Costs

You will not be required to make any compulsory additional purchases, however, it is advised you consider investing in the recommended study materials.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited into the College to attend a one-to-one interview. The interview will last for 30 minutes. Please bring your personal statement and all relevant qualifications or expected results, if you are still completing your full Level 3 qualification.

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Credits:

120

Entry Criteria

UCAS tariff points:

32 Standard entry criteria:

+ Three GCSEs at a minimum of grade C (4), including maths and English (or Level 2 equivalent)

+ Minimum of 32 UCAS Tariff Points (80 UCAS on previous tariff)

+ Level 3 Accredited Business Qualification

+ An Access to Higher Education course (which includes a business related programme)

+ IELTS score of 5.5

Additional entry criteria:

You are still welcome to apply even if you do not possess the standard entry qualifications. Non-standard entry criteria includes the following:

+ Qualifications in non-business management-related areas at Level 3.

+ No Level 3 qualifications but evidence of employer references that can support an application with any relevant working experience.

+ A personal statement.

+ A one-to-one interview.

+ Maths and English skills will be assessed through the application process.

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