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    How do you want to study?

    UCAS code:

    N104

    Location(s):

    London South East Colleges (Bromley)
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    Overview

    This course is delivered on behalf of, and validated by, Canterbury Christ Church University. It is suitable for you if you are already employed and want to gain a business management qualification while working.

    It is delivered over two evenings per week and some Saturdays during the year. The course includes sessions and workshops combined with work-based application and projects, thus enabling students to develop a range of practical skills and to acquire an appreciation and understanding of the diverse factors involved in business management.

    Why study Business and Management?

    The Foundation Degree in Business and Management is two year degree, with the first two years of study taking place at Bromley College University Centre.

    A Foundation Degree award enables students to continue their studies towards a Bachelor’s degree in a related subject and students can choose to study their final year either at Bromley College University Centre on a top-up degree or at Canterbury Christ Church University.

    Find out more about Business and Management at London South East Colleges.

      All about the course

      This course is for those looking to understand the changing business environment and gain a practical, comprehensive and specialised range of knowledge of business. You may be taking your first degree or adding to existing skills. If you want to enhance your skills and increase your employability or your career goals then this degree is for you.

      The course aims to utilise experience from your current workplace and business experience to equip you with the additional skills to enable you to reach your full potential throughout their career.

      Students in year one (level 4) of their degree share common elements with other students on the Christ Church Business School suite of courses, and gain a grounding in the principles of business, marketing, financial accounting and information technology. This provides an essential foundation to your course.

      Entry requirements

      • 5 GCSEs grades A*-C including English language and mathematics
      • or Business Level 3 Extended Diploma
      • or other business-related Level 3 qualifications.

      Further entry requirements

      • 1 A-level OR equivalent Level 3 qualification
      • Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) who do not have the qualifications outlined above, are welcome to apply and will be considered individually.

      Applicants should be in full time employment.

      For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

      Mature applicants, without the normal entry requirements, are encouraged to apply and will be accepted if there is evidence of their ability to succeed.

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      UCAS Points

      Module information

      Core/optional modules

      *Modules subject to validation

      How you’ll learn

      Our teaching supports students in reaching their potential in the course. We recognise the diversity of learning styles and techniques they will use and offer a variety of means through which they can engage with the subject: lectures, seminars, discussions, presentations, visiting speakers, digital materials, coursework and tutorials.

      We offer timely feedback from tutors. We also value the learning from students’ experiences with other work and organisations and support their reflections on their academic and personal development. We encourage them to develop skills relevant to life and work as well as for academic study. Typically, teaching takes place in face to face mode and in on-line environments and is informed by student feedback.

      Our teaching supports students in reaching their potential in the course. We recognise the diversity of learning styles and techniques they will use and offer a variety of means through which they can engage with the subject: lectures, seminars, discussions, presentations, visiting speakers, digital materials, coursework and tutorials. We offer timely feedback from tutors. We also value the learning from students’ experiences with other work and organisations and support their reflections on their academic and personal development. We encourage them to develop skills relevant to life and work as well as for academic study. Typically, teaching takes place in face to face mode and in on-line environments and is informed by student feedback.

      Transferable Skills

      The active learning approaches above will help you to develop the graduate & employability skills that will help you in seeking employment and your future career. The graduate skills developed by the Student Learning Development team are supported by our teaching. These skills are for students to become:

      · Adaptable

      · Digitally Literate

      · Effective Communicators

      · Informed

      · Innovative

      · Professional

      · Self-aware

      In addition to these vital skills, we work closely with business of all sizes and sectors to ensure that students also gain employability skills that help students develop their careers and serve the needs of business. These skills have been identified through working with employers through various channels and complement Graduate Attributes and are

      · Team Working

      · Independent working

      · Communication with people of all types

      · Making sense of ambiguity, mess, chaos

      · Learning quickly

      · Asking questions to ensure understanding

      · Awareness of the macro and micro-environment

      · Resilience, grit and perseverance

      · Taking ownership and responsibility

      The learning and teaching environment is so supportive and friendly.

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      How you’ll be assessed

      A wide variety of assessment methods are employed to develop both academic and professional skills. The overall emphasis within the programme is on coursework assessment. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module. This will include essays, reports, presentations, computer-based projects, reflective and critical assignment, research activities and case studies. Examinations and Time-constrained assessments may be used to recognise end of module achievement, particularly where professional body accreditation is offered, and may involve unseen or open-book exercises.

      Each year, there is a 40 credit Work-Based Learning project which supports you in the practical application of your studies in your workplace.

      Feedback

      You will receive feedback on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor. We aim to provide you with feedback within 15 working days of hand-in.

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      52% exams

      Your future career

      Successful completion of a Foundation Degree in Business and Management prepares you for new and/or existing employment opportunities and development.

      This course allows you to continue your studies towards a Bachelor’s degree in a related subject. Students who study on this degree programme often apply to study on our BSc (Hons) Business Management Level 6 Top programme available during a day or evening route.

      In addition to delivering the curriculum the focus of this course is to develop the skills that you will need to flourish in a business environment.

      Course TeamSection Director, Management and Organisation

      Fees

      For more information, please visit www.lsec.ac.uk

      Professional accreditation

      The college recognises the importance of professional body accreditation, to ensure that not only do we deliver well-researched courses, but also that our students meet the professional expectations of prospective employers and have the opportunity to gain professional body qualifications.

      We also offer modules accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM). Our Project Management module was the first from a university to gain accreditation and exemption for its teaching and assessment.

      The University Centre has accreditation with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The year two modules of Management and Leadership, Project Management, Management Accounting and Human Resource Management are accredited by the CMI and on successful completion you will be eligible for CMI Level 5 qualifications in Leadership and Management. 

      Industry links

      The college has close links with the college’s Business School and benefit from the Employers Advisory Board that has established partnerships with representatives from across the private and public sector. This encourages employer engagement as the Board engages in discussion about technical content of the curriculum and the development of wider employability skills, guest speakers, live case studies, and workplace visits.

      Regulated by the Office for Students

      The Office for Students (OfS) regulates Canterbury Christ Church University. The OfS is the independent regulator of higher education in England. It aims to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. Further details about its work are available on the OfS website.

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      UCAS code:

      N104

      Location(s):

      London South East Colleges (Bromley)
      Apply via UCAS