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FdA Leadership and Management

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What are the Course Details?

This innovative and practical foundation degree is built around the integration of theory and practice of management within the workplace. Based on National Accredited Standards via MSC (Management Standards Centre) this course provides the successful student with an academic qualification based upon the recognised standards for Leadership and Management.

Students are registered with, and have their qualification awarded by the University of Lincoln. The nature of the foundation degree involves work based learning and assessments which often require practical experience and application. An appropriate work environment is therefore essential for success on this programme.

The course is designed for practising or aspiring managers or technical specialists with managerial responsibility. It develops the skills needed to manage effectively within the workplace, and thus further develop managerial and leadership skills.

These programmes are due to be revalidated for 2017-2018. Please seek guidance from a member of staff.

What are the Entry Requirements?

Entry requirements are one A Level or, usually, 40 points/ BTEC/ NVQ3 or equivalent. Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be considered on relevant work experience in line with the University of Lincoln policy on Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). Applicants may be invited to interview.

What will I Learn?

The course is made up of two semesters per academic year and assessment methods include assignments, presentations, group work projects and two integrated workplace projects.

Level Four
- Business Environment
- Organisational Behaviour
- Principles of Marketing
- Analysis of Business Data
- Financial Communications
- Learning and Development in Practice

Level Five
- Leadership
- Decision Making
- Operations Management
- Contemporary Issues in Business
- Workplace Project

Please note that for the 2017/18 academic year, the following minor modifications have been approved:

Level Four: Financial Communications will be replaced by Introduction to Business Finance.
Level Five: Decision Making will be replaced by Strategic Management.

How will I be Assessed?

A variety of assessment methods will be used, including:
- The production of business reports
- Individual & group presentations
- Evidence of learning within the workplace through reflective commentaries
- Time constrained assessments / examination
- Modular assignments based on simulated or case-study work

What can I Progress to?

Upon completion, students will have the opportunity to progress onto the final level of a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies. A one year full-time programme is available at the University Centre.

Equal Opportunities for All
The College is committed to reducing and eliminating all forms of disadvantage and discrimination by legislation and positive action.
The progression towards equality will ensure that no group receives less favourable treatment, thereby enabling all learners, regardless of race, religious belief, gender, sexuality, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity, age and disability to have equal access to the provision of goods, services, education, training, facilities and premises.
The College will develop relevant procedures to eliminate all forms of direct, indirect and combined discrimination relating to the equality strands (the ‘protected characteristics’ as defined within the tenets of the Equality Act 2010).

NB: Detailed content of this course could change as a result of Awarding Body updates.