Leadership and Management (Top-up) at University Centre South Devon – South Devon College - UCAS

Course summary

This degree is a third year top-up, designed as a progression route for students who have successfully completed the FdA Business and Management, and other suitable foundation degree programmes. The programme will develop management and leadership skills, based strongly around decision-making, management development and strategic leadership, whilst addressing many major concepts including the values, principles and rules within the subject. This is in response to the needs of many local employers, with many organisations commenting that they expect to require more people with these vital skills over the next 3 to 5 years. The course will develop you problem-solving, critical analysis and interpersonal skills, which are essential to succeed within management in any industry, providing you with a range of exciting job opportunities upon completion. You can also study this programme via a degree apprenticeship pathway, go to our website to find out more.


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 selected from the list below. In the majority of cases this will consist of six modules or five in the case of a 40 credit module. For part time students it will depend on the intensity of your studies. Year One: Leadership and Management Concepts (core) - 20 credits Operational Decision Making (core) - 20 credits Corporate Strategy in Action (core) - 20 credits Professional Practice (option) - 20 credits Marketing Planning & Stakeholder Management (option) - 20 credits Contemporary Human Resource Management (option) - 20 credits Delivering Change (option) - 20 credits People, Planet and Profit: Ethical Leadership (option) - 20 credits Current Issues in Leadership and Management (option) - 20 credits Digital Innovation (Sector specific option) - 20 credits Extended Professional Practice - 40 credits

Assessment method

There are two formal or summative assessed pieces of work for each module. Assessment methods can include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and projects. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. In addition to formal assessments throughout modules of study there will be developmental (formative) assessments to support you with developing greater understanding of your progress. The balance of assessment by coursework and practical depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: 78% Coursework; 22% Practical

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

To progress to a top-up programme you will be required to hold 240 credits from a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject area.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

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Leadership and Management (Top-up) at University Centre South Devon – South Devon College - UCAS