Validated by Kingston University, the Foundation Degree in Business is designed for part time study at College and is recognised as a full time programme as it also incorporates learning taking place at work. It corresponds with the first two years of an Honours degree with the opportunity to progress on to a third year 'top-up' to complete a full Kingston University Honours degree. The Foundation Degree will develop your awareness and knowledge of business, both generally and with direct relevance to your own work context. You will build upon, enhance and add to your existing business skills and develop study skills that will enable you to study successfully at university level. Because of the emphasis on the work context, entry requirements are flexible to take account of the significance of students' prior work experience.
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Course ContentSuccessful completion of the Foundation Degree requires accumulation of 240 credits, with a requirement for 120 credits at each of the two levels.
- Professional Development,
- Business and Legal Environment,
- Leading and Managing an Organisation.
Year 2 :
- Human Resource Management,
- Financial Management,
- Operations Management,
- Enterprise and Innovation.
Entry RequirementsThe entry qualifications for the programme are flexible to accommodate the different levels of work experience of candidates. Successful students sometimes join our course with extensive work experience in a business related role and no formal qualifications.
However, students will normally have:
- Two A-levels or equivalent qualifications (minimum 32 UCAS points) at level 3 plus two years' relevant business work experience (reference required).
- Alternatively two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualifications at grade C or Merit profile (minimum 32 UCAS points) or above, and strong and evidenced employer support such as involvement in a structured training programme (reference required).
- GCSE (or equivalent level 2 qualification) in Maths and English Language at grades A–C.
In addition, whilst studying on the programme, students are required to be in employment, working at least 16 hours per week in a relevant business field (UK/EEA applicants) which provides sufficient opportunity for contextual research and learning.
International Entry RequirementsAdditionally, a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent is required for those for whom English is not their first language. International students requiring a Tier 4 visa must organise work experience as part of the course for 5 hours for this Full Time (15 hours) programme. This will be in addition to having previous experience working in the field of study.
Duration and DeliveryThe Foundation Degree in Business is designed for part time study at College and is recognised as a full time programme as it also incorporates learning taking place at work. The course runs from September to June or January to July, part time over two years during term time. Classes take place every Tuesday evening 18.30-21.30 and one Saturday per month 09.00-17.00. Next course start date: January 2018.
ProgressionBA (Hons) in Business Management Practice or specialist professional qualifications.
Additional InformationAwarding Body: Kingston University.
Campus: Kingston Hall Road Centre.
Tuition Fees 2017-2018: Home/EU students - £4500 / International Students - £6,750.
Fees quoted are per year of study.
Course Code September Start: NN11
Course Code January start: N101
Institution Code: K83
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