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FdSc Business Management

A Foundation Degree is a two-year stand-alone qualification in its own right. After completing this you can go to the final year of degree as well or complete a Top-up and gain a degree. This qualification is equivalent to two-thirds of a Bachelor’s degree, and a Higher National Diploma (HND): Level 4 and 5. A Top-up Degree will then provide you with a Level 6 Qualification.

Why Study a Foundation Degree?

By studying for a Foundation Degree, you will not only gain a Level 4 and 5 qualification but also a wealth of knowledge in your subject area. At Regent College London, we have highly experienced tutors whom are always on hand to provide you with a high standard of teaching, whilst assisting you with any queries you may have. On gaining a Foundation Degree, you can look to explore different vocational avenues, such as go on to study for a full Bachelor’s degree, by studying for the final year of a BSc/BA Degree or by completing a Top-up degree!

Who is a Foundation Degree for?

Studying a Foundation Degree can allow you to take advantage different vocational routes, and thus will help you stand out to future employers. Our Foundation Degrees are designed to help explore different aspects of your subject area and include both theoretical and practical learning methods. Many students work whilst completing their Foundation Degree, which is why we offer flexible timetables. We run classes in the Weekday, Evenings and even Weekends, this allows students to fit in their studies around any life commitments.

What subjects can I study with a Foundation Degree?

At Regent College London we offer a FdSc Business Management Degree and is validated by the University of Bolton.

How are student assessed on a Foundation Year?

Students will be assessed through a range of channels, either written work, exams, projects, assignments, group work, presentations and practical elements depending on the subject itself.


Am I able to apply for Student Finance with this Degree?

Yes, you are able to apply for Student Finance. We have a specialist Student Finance team, who are highly qualified in helping you through the Student Finance process.


Course Overview

Our FdSc Business Management Course allows you to look at different aspects of Business Management, whilst developing your existing knowledge and skills on the industry. This stimulating course also helps build on your confidence and academic abilities.

Embedded within the programme is Thinking into Character, a transformational programme that will support personal development and help in setting personal, educational and career goals by identifying achievements that can be built upon.

The course has been tailored to help you explore a variety of disciplines within Business Management such as Marketing, People Management and a range of business topics; at each level of the Degree, you will gain valuable and diverse skills to help you maximise potential in your career.

Why should I complete the FdSc Business Management Course?

This unique course is validated by the University of Bolton and offers great outcome of not only a degree, which will help you stand out to employers, but also many transferable skills that can be utilised in everyday life. You will gain demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding of: The complex business environment with a focus on key organisational structures, strategic decision making, marketing, human resources and much more.

Many of our students are in full-time employment or have family commitments. We strive for a diverse student group from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. This helps to create a stimulating and supportive learning environment and is one of the reasons we offer flexible timetabling, including evening classes.

The course is ideal for those who would like to gain the first two years of a Business Management Degree, and then move onto a 1-year top-up at University to gain a full undergraduate degree.


Course Modules

  • Academic and Personal Development BAM4008
  • Business Environment BAM4009
  • Decision Making for Business BAM4010
  • Introduction to Business Law BAM4011
  • Employability and People Management BAM5007
  • Marketing and International Business BAM5009
  • Work Based Project BAM5010


Course Specification

  • Level: RQF Level 4-5
  • Awarding Body: University of Bolton
  • Assessment: Assessment tasks are linked to the learning outcomes of each module and are completed before the end of the module. Module assessments are typically either coursework or examination or a combination of both. Other types of assessment may include in-class tests, coursework assignments, presentations, projects
  • Timetable: Weekday / Evening / Weekend Classes
  • Intake dates: September, January, April and June
  • Fee: £9,250
  • Course duration: 2 Year Full Time


Entry Requirements

You should have a minimum of one GCE A2-level pass (or equivalent), including any subject and five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent), including English.

If English is not your first language you will need to complete a Secure English Language Test at IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

*Subject to validation


Career Prospects

Many students prefer to take a Business Management Degree, as it allows you to explore many different areas of Business. Through successful completion of this degree, you can progress in your career with a range of opportunities in management or develop your own business ambitions. Some of the career opportunities for Business Management graduates include:

  • Range of management positions across all sectors
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Accountancy
  • Human resources
  • Banking
  • Management consultancy
  • Business journalism

Additional Criteria

  • Students with non-traditional qualifications but relevant experience or a suitable portfolio of work which is deemed a reasonable substitute for the entry qualifications may be made an offer.
  • Normally, two or more years of work experience at a managerial/supervisory/admin level relevant to the programme applied for. This must be evidenced via a personal statement, work experience form and successful interview, and supported by employment reference(s) indicating the duration of employment and the role

These are our standard entry requirements, but we may consider lowering these for students that perform well in interview.

You will also be asked to attend an academic interview. Suitability for entry to our programmes can be demonstrated in several ways and is not limited to academic qualifications alone. Applicants who do not meet our published entry requirements are encouraged to contact our recruitment and admissions team for advice.


How will the course be delivered?

For the September intake, the course will initially be delivered digitally via Regent Digital. The delivery of the course will then move to our campuses in London for the traditional engagement, subject to the viability of groups and future guidance on social distancing. Regent College London cannot guarantee the campus choice.

Students will also be given the option of blended learning, where they will attend digital classes for one day and attend classes at campus for traditional engagement for one day, subject to the viability of groups and future guidance on social distancing.

If there are not enough students enrolled at a particular campus, the course will be delivered digitally via Regent Digital with the teaching happening at another location, but streamed at the campus.

Please note: After you click the 'Apply' button, you'll be directed to Regent College London's website where you'll need to complete the application form, otherwise it isn't fully submitted. 

FdSc Business Management

London, UK
Harrow, UK
Southall, UK
Wembley, UK
Degree Apprenticeships

Published on 3 Aug 2020

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