A foundation degree is a degree-level qualification that takes two years to complete, and is equivalent to the first two years of a traditional honours degree. Foundation degrees focus on relevant, work-based skills within a particular career route or profession, and are designed to increase employability and progression opportunities. Employers are actively involved in the development of foundation degree programmes to ensure you are ready for employment when you complete your studies. At the end of a foundation degree you have the option to ‘top-up’ your qualification with an additional third year of study to convert it into a full honours degree. 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.
Year One Modules Financial Reporting and Accountability - 20 credits Work-based Learning - 20 credits Economics for Business - 20 credits Marketing Intelligence and Strategy - 20 credits Digital Business and Enterprise* - 20 credits Organisational Behaviour - 20 credits Year Two Modules Researching Corporate Strategy - 20 credits International Trade and Finance - 20 credits People and Performance Management - 20 credits Principles of Business Law - 20 credits Innovation in Business* - 20 credits Operations & Logistics Management - 20 credits *Subject to approval
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 approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: Year 1 - 90% coursework 10% Practical Year 2 - 90% coursework 10% Practical
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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