The Univerity Centre

FdA Business and Human Resource Management

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What are the Course Details?

This innovative and highly practical foundation degree incorporates both the theoretical and work-based practical aspects of Human Resource Management. It is aimed at either existing or aspiring HR practitioners who may be seeking a route through to professional body accreditation. Equally it is attractive for those in supervisory positions seeking to develop their 'people skills' and general business knowledge and understanding.

Students are registered with, and have their qualification awarded by the University of Lincoln. Attendance is either a full-time basis whereby an FdA qualification will be awarded after two years or alternatively on a three-year-part-time basis.

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 and will be invited to interview.

What will I Learn?

Level Four
- Business Environment
- Principles of Marketing
- Financial Communications
- Organisational Behaviour
- Introduction to Human Resource Management
- Learning and Development in Practice

Level Five
- People Management and Development
- Operations Management
- Decision Making
- The Contemporary Employment Relationship
- 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 Marketing Communications.

How will I be Assessed?

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

What can I Progress to?

The course is designed for practising or aspiring managers or technical specialists with managerial responsibility. Promotion routes may be increasingly open. The course can also be used as a pathway towards further professional qualifications.

Students 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.