City of Bristol College

FdA Business

Study at an award-winning college that’s one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the UK. Choose from the widest range of career-focused higher education courses in the area. Enjoy some of the best facilities in the region and explore one of the most vibrant cities in the country. 

UCAS course code
Institution code
2 years
Start date
September 2014
Course type
City of Bristol College

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • COBC1155 Finance & Accounting

    • COBC1156 Information Technology for Business

    • COBC1090 Marketing Fundamentals

      This module introduces you to marketing, its philosophy and key theories. It will enable you to build knowledge of and apply the tools and techniques required to analyse a market and the factors that affect it, identify target groups and formulate appropriate marketing mixes within the marketing planning framework. It will also provide a foundation for further study of marketing specialist modules (if required).

    • COBC1088 People and Organisations

      This module is designed to give you an understanding of individual and group behaviour in organisations - why people act the way they do in different work situations. It will cover individual motivation and performance, how teams work together and different styles of leadership and management.

    • ABT1003 Research Methods

      This module develops the student's ability to use research methods in the management and presentation of data for study and business, and an understanding of the role and methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis of data in use in organisations.

    • COBC1087 The Business Environment

      Explores the interaction of organisations and the external factors they face. It introduces the contexts in which organisations function. The module gives an overview of the purposes of organisations, their commitments to the various stakeholders, and how these are addressed within the wider environment.

    • COBC1157 The Legal Environment for Business

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • COBC2086 Economics

      Considers the theories underpinning macro and microeconomics. It examines how organisations behave in terms of the presence of risk and uncertainty. It explores national economic output and growth, inflation and unemployment. It also assesses the role and operation of macro economic policy.

    • COBC2106 Human Resources Management

    • COBC2120 Management Accounting

    • COBC2091 Project Management

      This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of project management including project initiation, planning, implementation, post-implementation and review. It examines how the disciplines of project management help organisational objectives.

    Optional modules
    • BCB229 Criminal Liability for Business

      This module will give you the opportunity to study key aspects of criminal law that apply to and have an impact on business including general principles, homicide, corporate manslaughter and other legal requirements and regulations that affect the operations of a business.

    • FLT201 Customer Management

      The tourism industry is so dependant upon the customer experience that employers see such skills as being vital to future employability. The psychology of the customer, public speaking skills, complaints handling, communication with foreign visitors and personal attitude will all be studied, practised and reflected upon in this module.

    • BCB210 Environmental Business

      How do businesses develop an approach to the environment, and do profit-making enterprises care about Green issues at all? This module considers such issues as environmental programmes, waste management, and the wider area of corporate and social responsibility (CSR).

    • COBC2084 European Business

      The European Union seems to affect more and more areas of our lives. It certainly seems to stir up strong feelings both for and against. Is it a federal superstate which aims to rob the UK of its independence, or the crucial trading block which ensures our prosperity? This unit offers an opportunity to gain some knowledge of the major European issues which affect UK businesses, and to examine and reflect on the main arguments, such as the single currency.

    • COBC2088 Marketing Planning

      Enables you to conduct an in-depth investigation of a market and, using a range of diagnostic and analytical tools, to formulate marketing strategies appropriate to the marketplace, its conditions and context. You will then use these as the basis for the development of an operational marketing plan.

    • BCB222 Marketing Promotions

    • COBC2089 Marketing Research and Information

      This module aims to develop your skills in marketing research and data analysis. With regard to marketing research you will learn how to identify research objectives, develop a research brief, then make proposals and carry out research using a variety of tools. You will also learn how to analyse statistical and financial data to inform marketing decisions.

    • FLT202 Sustainability

      Sustainability is a key to the long term future of the Tourism Industry. There is a vital need to identify trends and to plan for the future whilst encouraging coordination between the public and the private sector. This module will identify the importance of sustainability across all areas of the Industry.

    • BCB228 The Law of Contract

      Study of the Law of Contract through an examination of the formal requirements for the formation of a contract, the contents of a contract, breach of contracts and remedies for breach of contract.

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.

Our partnership with City of Bristol 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.

Plymouth University open days

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.

Studying with City of Bristol College

One of the largest colleges in the UK, we offer the widest range of career-focused, higher education courses in the area. With most of our courses based in our dedicated University Centre, you’ll enjoy expert tuition and a supportive learning environment.

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