This foundation degree will equip you with the skills to progress and succeed in a variety of careers within business, providing you with experience in disciplines such as finance, management and marketing.
You will develop a broad and transferable skillset, enabling you to seek employment in almost any sector upon completion, as well as opening up enterprise opportunities. You will refine your research, leadership and management skills, and a focus on professional and personal development means that you will develop critical and reflective practice, ensuring that you will be a success in any area you choose when you graduate.
On successful completion of the foundation degree, you could progress onto the BA (Hons) Leadership and Management at University Centre South Devon.
The full-time and part-time course has one start point in September.
This course is delivered through a wide range of methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops and collaborative discussion. You will be expected to participate in these sessions and prepare accordingly, in order to develop your ideas fully and get the most from your studies. The course also organises regular educational visits, with a range of local and national trips, and further trips planned in Europe. Past activities have included visiting large companies and business districts, including Jaguar in Birmingham and Canary Wharf in London, and trips to Amsterdam and Brussels. In addition to the theoretical knowledge you will develop, you will also gain valuable practical experience. This will be acquired through working with local businesses on live projects and assessments, as well as a work experience placement (which we can support you in identifying) to further strengthen your CV and prospects. You can expect to be assessed by a variety of different methods during your studies. These will include coursework-based activities such as essays, projects, case studies and examinations. There will also be more practical assessments, which will include group and individual presentations. Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory (and if available optional modules) enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. For full time students a total of 120 credits will be studied in each academic year. In the majority of cases this will consist of six modules. For part time students it will depend on the intensity of your studies. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: Year 1 - 90% coursework 10% Practical Year 2 - 90% coursework 10% Practical Timetables are normally available one month before the commencement of your studies. As a guide, In 2018/19 the first year of this programme was timetabled on: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday.
Ucas Code: N100
Award: FdA awarded by University of Plymouth
Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Institution code: S32
Upon successful completion of this foundation degree you may progress to the final year of the BA (Hons) Leadership & Management at UCSD. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Alternatively, you could immediately seek employment. Past graduates have excelled in business-based careers, in industries such as marketing, retail, account management, human resources, tourism and hospitality. You will also be well prepared for management positions in a variety of sectors.
"When I attended an Open Evening at the University Centre South Devon I was initially unsure which direction I wanted to take. When I spoke to a tutor about my goals, strengths and weaknesses, they guided me to a degree in business and management and I never looked back."Charlotte McGowan
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