Business Management (Leadership) - Foundation Degree

Course Code: TH1HE163
UCAS Code: N290

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Start DateLocationDuration
09/09/2019University Centre2 YearsApply
08/09/2020University Centre2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Advance your career in management with the Foundation Degree in Business Management (Leadership). This programme develops an excellent range of management and leadership skills with which to begin your management career. A 96-hour work placement also provides opportunities for you to apply theory to workplace practice. This qualification was developed alongside employers and provides highly sought after Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation via the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. You will also have the opportunity to become a Chartered Manager. Many students progress to one of our BA (Hons) Management top-up programmes and then to exciting careers with local and national employers.

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of 80 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline.

We will also consider applications from those with relevant work/voluntary experience instead of formal qualifications, on an individual basis.

Qualification Obtained

FdA Business Management (Leadership)

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods


Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.


Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.


Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.

Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Course Structure

Level 4 Modules

Operational LeadershipTH4MD27420Mandatory
Managing PeopleTH4MD27520Mandatory
Managing FinanceTH4MD27720Mandatory
Dynamic Business EnvironmentTH4MD27820Mandatory
Introduction to Academic Study LmlTH4MD29920Mandatory

Level 5 Modules

Work Based Research ProjectTH5MD28520Mandatory
Leadership PracticeTH5MD28620Mandatory
Professional Skills DevelopmentTH5MD28720Mandatory
Managing TeamsTH5MD28820Mandatory
Coaching and MentoringTH5MD28920Mandatory
Project ManagementTH5MD29020Mandatory

Teaching and Learning Methods

Scheduled Learning

Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.

Independent Study

Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.


Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.

Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Programme Handbook

Programme Specification

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