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Foundation Degree (FdA) Business and Management Practice (full-time)


Business, Finance and Management

Study Mode

University Level

Start Date



2 years


£7570.00 per year

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Course Overview

Delivered at our Chippenham campus, this course provides a practical business education programme for those who wish to study at Higher Education level in their local area.Designed in cooperation with and supported by employers, the course has a strong focus on employability skills appropriate to the workplace and you can continue in employment whilst studying.

What will I learn?

The course includes modules in the following subjects:

Year One:

• Introduction to Marketing
• Business and Management Concepts
• Digital Information for Business
• Personal Development
• Managing Business Operations
• Accounting for Business
• Internal and External Customer Communications

Year Two:

• Managing Work Performance
• Project Management
• Business Project
• Strategic Management
• Business and Finance
• Developing Management Capabilities
• Human Resource Management

Please note:

Modules and course content are subject to change.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

The course emphasizes active learning and facilitative teaching. It is also an interactive course and so you will work in small groups and receive frequent and informal feedback.

It encourages a participative approach to learning including collaborative learning and peer review.

Assessment plays a key role in ensuring that you develop and demonstrate the required knowledge and skills to complete your programme.

Each assessment is written so that you can show that you have achieved the learning outcomes for the module and for the whole programme.

The range, type and timing of assessment have been carefully chosen to enable you to become independent and reflective learners.

Modules are assessed by either coursework and / or examinations and full details are given in the module descriptors.

Entry Requirements

If you are applying for this course, you should normally meet one of the
following sets of requirements:

Three passes at GCSE at grades A–C (8-4) to normally include Mathematics and
English Language.



A minimum of one pass at A Level or 6 unit Vocational A Level.


A BTEC National Certificate or Diploma or other equivalent qualification such as GNVQ / NVQ or other level 3 vocational qualification.

Exceptionally, if you can demonstrate through an extended CV, references and interview that you have the knowledge and abilities equivalent to those possessed by holders of the level 3 qualification listed above may be admitted with dispensation from the requirement to possess those qualifications.

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent qualification will normally be required.

Don't quite reach the entry criteria?

You can still apply to do this course on completion of our Access to Higher Education course.

Additional Costs and Information

You may be required to attend an interview and you can apply for this programme through UCAS.

The UCAS institution code for this programme is O66.
The UCAS course code for this programme is N106.
When completing UCAS applications for this course, please select the campus code U.

The cost of this programme is £7,570 per year.

Although this course is taught at Wiltshire College & University Centre, you will be able to access many of the learning and support facilities at Oxford Brookes University as well as those of the college.

The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that the college is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit for more information.

What Could I Do Next?

Previous successful level 4 to 5 Business graduates have gone straight into employment or continued their studies by doing a top-up year, entering other full-time degree or equivalent level 6 qualifications at UK universities.You will have the opportunity to progress onto the BA (Hons) (top-up) Business and Management Practice.You may wish to find employment in a related area and continue part-time professional studies in areas such as Marketing (CIM), Human Resources Management (CIPD), Legal Studies (ILEX) or Accountancy (AAT).

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