Cornwall College

FdA Business

Small study groups. An open door policy from our tutors. All the one-to-one support you need. Get involved with courses designed in conjunction with employers and delivered by industry professionals. Work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate. It’s why 9 out of 10 of the 2,000 learners who study with us every year go on to the career of their choice. 

UCAS course code
Institution code
2 years
Start date
September 2014
Course type
Cornwall College (Camborne and Saltash)

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORC1144 Business Environment

      This module introduces students to the environment in which an enterprise operates and the implications this has for its operation.

    • CORC1143 Business Finance

      This module concentrates on the financial systems necessary for sound financial management, with the emphasis on the three main financial statements - being able to complete, understand and analyse these. It also covers breakeven analysis, VAT and financing a business.

    • CORC1142 Legal Environment

      An introduction to sources, legal personnel and court structures is provided. Elements of contract law, consumer law and the tort of negligence are developed.

    • FBU104 Marketing

      This core module provides an introduction to the general theory of marketing and its application in a range of organisational types. It is intended to give a broad understanding of marketing considerations in managing the marketing function in a business context.

    • CORC107 Numerical Solutions in Business

      The collection, manipulation and presentation of data appropriate to business, together with the necessary underpinning mathematical and statistical knowledge required. The module will be very practical and will cover the use of spreadsheet software to process and present data.

    • CORC1013C Personal & Employability Skills Development

      This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills.

    Optional modules
    • SPNX001N Basic Spanish 1

      This module gives students with a very limited previous knowledge of the foreign language a firm communicative and grammatical grounding in the language. This will enable them to engage in simple conversation and carry out basic instructions, and also use and understand the written language in predictable everyday situations.

    • CORC190 Coaching with NLP

    • FBU110 Introduction to Leadership and Entrepreneurship

    • FBU105 People Development & Leadership (Organisational Behaviour)

      This module considers how organisation behaviour and attitude influences the behaviour of individuals and groups at work. The module will use a range of theories and managerial approaches to analyse and explain human behaviour in the workplace.

    • CORC108 Project Management

    • FBU108 Self Employment & Sources of Finance

      This module will provide the student with an understanding of the problems and opportunities in running a smaller enterprise; and further understand the importance of, and the manner in which, business plans are prepared.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • FBU203 Business & Employment Law

      The course gives a practical understanding of the nature of law in terms of implications for business (contratct/consumer protection) and individual rights and duties and collective right and the relationship of this to employee relations.

    • FBU202 Business Economics

      The module examines contemporary economic issues affecting organisations.

    • CORC2123 Financial Management & Management Accounting

      This module is designed to build upon existing knowledge and develop further knowledge around the issues faced by managers when making decisions regarding financial resources.

    • FBU206 Human Resources Management

      This module will provide students with an understanding of the principles and theories on which Human Resource Management is based and how these theories can be related to practice in the work environment.

    • FBU201 Strategy Development

      This module develops the theory and practice of strategic planning and policy formulation and emphasises the practical application of planning models.

    Optional modules
    • FBU215 Applied Business Research

      This module will review alternative modes of enquiry that might be encountered in academic and business environments.

    • FBU205 Business Information Systems

    • FBU218 Drafting Financial Statements

    • FBU219 Employability

    • FBU208 Employee Relations

    • CORC281 Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

    • FBU211 Information Technology for the Smaller Business

    • FBU207 International Business & Strategy

      Students will understand how strategies can be developed to achieve objectives in international business, and also how they may be implemented at both the tactical and strategic levels. It will also consider the ramifications of international business on individuals and the workplace.

    • FBU213 Leadership Development & Entrepreneurship

    • FBU209 Managing Human Resource development

    • FBU212 Operations Management

    • FBU216 Performance Management

    • FBU217 Planning and Control of Resources

    • FBU210 Practical Planning for the Smaller Business

    • FBU214 Working with the Public Sector

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Fees & funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

Apply for this course on the UCAS website.

For more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Further study & progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with Plymouth University.

*Your progression route application must be submitted by 15th January the year you wish to continue with your studies and is subject to availability.

Our partnership with Cornwall College

We know how important it is to land that first job after you graduate. We know you might want to learn in your local area. We know you may want to study a specialist degree – using unique facilities – that’s not available nationally. Which is why, through our Academic Partnerships, we collaborate with regional, national and international partners to create a hands-on learning experience that simply can’t be found on large university campuses. 

With 15 partner colleges and two partner institutions, the great work we’ve done with our partners won us the Queen’s Anniversary prize. And in 2005, we were awarded a £4.5 million grant to carry on the good work.

So, you get the best of both worlds. A supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by us. And, as well as the facilities and services your college provides, we’ll give you all the additional support and resources you need. You’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

One of our partners delivers this course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and full information on what student life is like there. 

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This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

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You are also very welcome to attend a Plymouth University open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

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