Course overview

Business Foundation Degree City of Bristol College

A Business Foundation Degree course taught by City of Bristol College’s University Centre.

Learn the skills you need to become a future business leader or manager. This full-time, two-year Business Foundation Degree course will give you in-depth knowledge of business and management theories.

Apply for the Business FdA through UCAS

Institution name: BCBC
Institution code: B77
Course code: N100
Campus code: B
Short code: FdA/Bus

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This Business Foundation Degree course is designed for future managers and leaders.

It is suitable for people interested in working in the public or private sector, for a charity or even setting up your own business.

This Business Foundation Degree course will give you the skills you need to succeed in a business environment.

What you'll learn

You’ll explore the nature of business, how to meet the needs of customers, stakeholders and employees, and how external factors affect business performance. When you complete the course, you will be career-ready with real-world business skills.

Business Foundation Degree modules in Year 1 may include:

  • marketing fundamentals
  • business environment
  • finance and accounting
  • people and organisations.

Business Foundation Degree modules in Year 2 may include:

  • economics
  • project management
  • human resource management.

Course entry requirements

Business Foundation Degree students usually need one or more of the following:

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma in an appropriate pathway.
  • 56 UCAS Points.
  • Related employment and qualifications.
  • Five GCSEs Grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and maths.

Overseas students must have an English language level of IELTS 6.0 or another recognised equivalent.

You will need an interview for this course.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

The Business Foundation Degree course is studied on a modular basis. Sessions take place at our Ashley Down Centre.

You’ll be taught by lecturers, seminars, workshops, guest speakers, industry case studies, visits and placements. The course is supported by Moodle, our Virtual Learning Environment.

There are a variety of assessment methods. This may include:

  • Exams
  • Individual and group presentations
  • In-class tests
  • Business reports
  • Projects
  • Self-assessments
  • Coursework

Future career and study opportunities

When you complete the Business Foundation Degree course, you might:

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

On successful completion of this course, you will be two thirds of the way to a full Bachelor’s degree which you can potentially top this up at a University of your choice.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College University Centre student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive financial support.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

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