Business Foundation Degree Level 4





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About the course

This course provides a general foundation in business and management theories and concepts by exploring the nature of business, how business meets the needs of customers, stakeholders and employees, and how factors outside the organisation affect business performance. It will prepare you for a career in business management and equip you with real world business skills to work in a wide range of industries.

This is a full-time programme over 2 years.

Please note there is no part-time option for this programme. 

Entry Requirements

Students usually need one or more of the following:

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma in an appropriate pathway.
  • 56 UCAS Points
  • Overseas students must have an English language level of IELTS 6.0 or another recognised equivalent.
  • Related employment and qualifications welcomed
  • 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 or equivalent to include English and Maths

 You will need an interview for this course

UCAS Application Code

Institution name: BCBC
Institution code: B77
Course code: N100
Campus code: B
Short code: FdA/Bus
Application: UCAS
What will I do on this course?

The course is studied on a modular basis. and taught by lecturers, seminars, workshops, guest speakers, industry case studies, visits and placements whilst supported by Moodle, our Virtual Learning Environment. Modules may include:

Year 1:

  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Business Environment
  • Finance and Accounting
  • People and Organisations
  • Research Methods
  • IT for Business
  • The Legal Environment for Business

Year 2:

  • Economics
  • Management Accounts
  • Project Management
  • Human Resource Management

And electives may include:

  • Environmental Business
  • European Business
  • Market Research and Information
  • Marketing Planning
  • Sustainability
Who is it for?

Future managers and leaders, whether that is working in the public or private sector, for a charity or even setting up your own business this course will develop the skills needed to succeed in the business environment.

How to apply


Applications  through UCAS:

Clearing is open until 30th September

For further information contact the UCAS Student hotline: 0371 468 0468


For further course enquiries:


How Is this course assessed?

There are a variety of assessment methods, some are timed:

  • Exams
  • Individual and Group Presentations
  • In-Class Tests
  • Business Reports
  • Projects
  • Self-assessments
  • Coursework
What could I do next?

After successful completion of the course students can progress to various careers in a range of sectors. Students may also complete the final year of the BA (Hons) Business Degree at the University of Plymouth or progress to courses at other universities. Students wishing to continue their professional development can also progress to a range of higher level accredited qualifications in Marketing, Management, HR or CILEX.

  • Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.
Additional cost

Full-time course fees per academic year.

Please note there is no part-time option for this programme.

Year 1: £6,000

Year 2: £6,000


You may be eligible for a student loan, Student Finance can be contacted on 0300 100 0607

Further information can be found here:


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How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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