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Foundation Degree in Business

Fairfield School Of Business Ltd

  • February, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £6000.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This is a multi-disciplinary course: as well as studying topics such as finance, students also learn about other important aspects of the business context including human resources and marketing affecting and shaping the businesses overall. Field trips, practical work and practical workshops are regular features of this course.

In the first year students will gain a basic understanding of the business environments in which organisations operate, understanding different types of business organisations, managing finance, marketing, and examining individual and group behaviour in organisations. Year 2 builds on their skill levels and extends their knowledge to cover employability skills and professional development, decision-making, entrepreneurship and work based learning. Practical work, case studies, presentations, report writing, advanced software experience and practical workshops are regular features of this course.

This is a multi-disciplinary course: as well as studying topics such as finance, students also learn about other important aspects of the business context including human resources and marketing affecting and shaping the businesses overall. Field trips, practical work and practical workshops are regular features of this course. In the first year students will gain a basic...

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Course Content

First Year

  • Introduction to the Business Environment
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Managing People in Organisations

Second Year

  • Employability Skills and Professional Development
  • Entrepreneurship in Business
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Business Decision Making

First Year Introduction to the Business Environment Introduction to Marketing Managing Financial Resources Managing People in Organisations Second Year Employability Skills and Professional Development Entrepreneurship in Business Work-Based...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

The Citylink West

Full Time, 2 years

February, 2020

£6000.00

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Entry Requirements

At FSB we welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. If you have recently been in education or are returning after a long time, we would be more than happy to consider your application.

Depending on your circumstances, you may wish to apply based on your previous qualifications (Level 3, A-Levels, Diploma) OR as a mature learner (aged 21+) on the basis of your previous experiences via our assessment based entry.

Application based on Previous qualifications:

If you are applying based on your previous qualifications, you must have any one of the following:

  • 80 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications
  • A Levels at grades B, B or B,D and D, or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass
  • Access to HE Diploma

Mature learners (Aged 21+)

If are applying as a mature learner (aged 21+) and do not have the above qualifications, you can apply via our assessment based entry and we will consider your prior experiences (work, voluntary, life and other experiences) that are relevant to the course.

You will be required to complete the following:

  1. Provide a CV and Personal Statement
  2. English Language Test (IELTS 6.0 or score 70%)
  3. Maths Test (Score 50%)
  4. Complete a SAPE Assessment (Screening for Accreditation of Prior Experience)
  5. Academic Interview

English and Maths Requirement

All applicants are required to demonstrate they have the functional skills needed to complete their degree.

  • You will be required to pass our English Language test with a minimum 70% score, equivalent to IELTS 6.0.
  • You will also be required to pass our Maths test at a minimum score of 50%.

To support your application further, applicants may also present a GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* – C) or Level 2 equivalents.

At FSB we welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. If you have recently been in education or are returning after a long time, we would be more than happy to consider your application. Depending on your circumstances, you may wish to apply based on your previous qualifications (Level 3, A-Levels, Diploma) OR as a mature learner (aged 21+) on the basis of your previous...

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Assessment Methods

Students will have individual sessions with a tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan that will be appraised regularly during tutorials. The curriculum incorporates a number of reflective logs and reports for the completion of course work. During the work placement in Year 2 students will write a report which includes details of their development in their real life work settings and assists students to set goals for prospective employer engagement.

Assuming that some of the students come from a variety of educational backgrounds and many have not completed traditional routes to higher education the College requires students to undertake tutorial sessions on study skills. Additional one to one support is provided to these students.

Students will have individual sessions with a tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan that will be appraised regularly during tutorials. The curriculum incorporates a number of reflective logs and reports for the completion of course work. During the work placement in Year 2 students will write a report which includes details of their development in their real life work settings and...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
85%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
87% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
82% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
85% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
83% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
88% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
89% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
87% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
78% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
85% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
79% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
83% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
85% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
84% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
83% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
75% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
83% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
77% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
82% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
78% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
79% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
79% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
83% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
82% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
75% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
72% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
75% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

Did not participate.

Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points0

  • Employment Rate98%

  • Average Graduate Salary£18000

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