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Business and Management Practice Foundation Degree

Course code: BHAP200P

Subject area: Business & Management Practice FDA and BA (Hons)

Study level: Undergraduate

Course level: H

Course details

Course time:

09:00 - 17:00

Days of week:


Course date:

11th Sept 2024 - 13th May 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

This programme has consistently achieved 100% student satisfaction rates in the National Student Survey and College Internal Surveys showing the high quality of teaching and learning. The aim of the programme is to support and develop students for careers in the areas of Business and Management. The programme has been developed in a way which explores each of these strands progressively, whilst maintaining a holistic view of business within various contexts.

The programme gradually builds understanding of the business environment; with the first year initially understanding the scope and functions of business which develops their understanding of the internal and external environment in which businesses operate. The Management element takes basic management concepts and theories to a contemporary and practical level and integrates organisational behaviour aspects with management and decision-making. Within their first year, students are introduced to areas such as criticality and academic writing, in addition to developing a portfolio to support their professional development.

In the second year students focus on research skills and developing their skills of enquiry in preparation for their final year Business Project (work-based focused). This also helps prepare them for their honours year modules (e.g. dissertation) should they wish to progress on to the final year BA (Hons) Top-Up.

Applications are made through UCAS – code N20N.

Year 1; Personal Development, The Business Environment, Leadership and Management, Introduction to Marketing, Managing Business Operations, Accounting for Business

Year 2; Business Research, Strategic Leadership and Management, Project Management, Business and Financial Management, Developing Management Capabilities, Human Resource Management

Students will benefit from a personalised approach with assessments that are based within "real life", ensuring that the skills that you learn on this course will prepare them for senior management roles in the future. Our current students have given the programme a 100% satisfaction rate, with many going from non-management roles into management whilst on the programme; showing how much the skills and knowledge that are achieved on this course are valuable to employers.

Course units
Year 1 (Level 4) modules:

Personal Development

The Business Environment

Leadership and Management

Introduction to Marketing

Managing Business Operations

Accounting for Business

Year 2 (Level 5) modules:

Business Research

Strategic Leadership and Management

Project Management

Business and Financial Management

Developing Management Capabilities

Human Resource Management

What next?
This foundation degree prepares you to pursue a career in business in a variety of roles. You will gain practical management and communication skills, which are vital within a range of industries and sectors.

You may be able to progress on to a further year of study at Oxford Brookes University, or at one of our partner colleges, in order to 'top up' to a full honours degree.

Normally, students who achieve an average of 55% over the second year (Level 5 modules) of the foundation degree will be eligible for progression on to the BA (Hons) in Business and Management final (honours) year offered at Oxford Brookes University or the BA (Hons) in Business and Management at Abingdon & Witney College or Solihull College.

The BA Top Up programme will include the following modules (subject to validation):

• Managing Quality and Risk

• Dissertation or Work-based Research Project (Double Module)

• Managing Marketing Activities

• Strategic People Management

• Developing Self and Others

• Strategic Futures, Insight and Design

Entry criteria
Entrants to the Foundation Degree programme should normally meet one of the following sets of requirements:

Three passes at GCSE (grades A*/9 – C/4) or O-level (grades A – C), normally including Mathematics and English Language:


· a minimum of two passes at A-level at grade E or above;


· a National Certificate or Diploma or other equivalent qualification, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other Level 3 vocational qualification;


· exceptionally, applicants who can demonstrate through an extended CV, references and interview, that they have the knowledge and abilities equivalent to those possessed by holders of the Level 3 qualification listed above may be admitted with dispensation from the requirement to possess those qualifications.

Potential students without level 3 qualifications should be advised that their future progression to higher-level study may be limited as a consequence of not holding the formal qualifications.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate that their level of English is acceptable, by achieving a score in a recognised test such as: British Council IELTS - normally minimum Level 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the reading and writing components.

As work-based learning is an integral part of a Foundation Degree, in addition to holding one of the above entry qualifications, applicants should normally have a current role in an appropriate workplace setting and provide a line manager’s letter of support and recommendation. The work environment may be voluntary or paid, full-time, part-time or work placement. It is the student’s responsibility to secure a role in order to complete the assessment on the programme. Failure to secure access to an appropriate work environment may mean that the student is unable to complete the programme.

Fee information
Home Tuition fee £7,570 per year, part time £5,045 per year.

International Tuition fee £9,900 per year for new students, £9,650 for continuers.

All fees are payable to Oxford Brookes University at enrolment.

Student Support is available for this degree - see and follow the links to Student Finance. Please ask for information at interview. For further information, see also the Oxford Brookes University website:

Whilst all text books are available in the College and University libraries and online, students may wish to purchase their own copies. Prices of core-text books range from £15.00 - £55.00. Prices correct at the time of printing.

You can find information on our fees and on Student Finance at Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the University and all college partners.

Applications are made through UCAS – code N20N.

Course fees

Tuition Fee: £5,678.00

Learning & method assessment
There are many different methods of learning on this course. The teaching is a combination of theory and student centred activities where formative feedback is provided to support elements of the assessment.

A variety of assessment methods will be used, including the submission of written reports, delivering individual and group presentations, completing time-constrained assessments, simulation exercises, role play, exams and in-class tests.

Formal assignments will be returned to students within three weeks of the submission date.

User skills
Transferable skills developed as part of this qualification include:

• Academic and Research Literacy

• Resilience

• Communication

• Critical Self Awareness

• Business Finance Awareness

• Problem Solving

• Teamwork

• Networking

• Presenting Complex Information

• People Management

• Financial Management