FdA Business and Management

One of the largest colleges in Devon. A key part of the economic, cultural and social development of the county’s rural communities. Rated ‘good’ with 'outstanding features' by Ofsted. We have strong links with local employers, so you gain invaluable, hands-on experience. And, when you’re ready to move on, you have a degree from Plymouth University – one of the top three modern universities in the UK, as ranked by the Sunday Times University Guide.   

UCAS course code
Institution code
3 years
Start date
September 2014
Course type
PETROC (Tiverton)

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • NDCB117 Business Environment

    • NDCB116 Business Finance

    • NDCB114B Developing Graduate Skills

      This module is designed to enable students to demonstrate that they have all the qualities and transferable skills necessary for appropriate academic work and employment requiring the exercise of responsibility and decision making, including the ability to relate their professional practice to underlying theory and principles.

    • NDCB115 Organisational Behaviour

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • NDCB112 Human Resource Management

      This module will provide learners with the principles and theories of human resource management. The module will focus on the employer need for a flexible workforce and the importance of training and staff development.

    • NDCB209 Managing Business Challenges

      This module is about your role in meeting the challenges facing your organisation. The emphasis is on how you contribute to steering your organisation through change and improve operational efficiency.

    • NDCB105 Marketing

      This module introduces students to the basic principles of marketing and their application in a business context.

    • NDCB208 The Principles of Project Management

      This module offers the student an insight in a range of techniques to enable successful project management.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • NDCB211 Developing Your Management Style

      This module aims to compare and contrast a range of generic skills required by a manager to manage efficiently and effectively in a range of organisational contexts. The module is based on the concept of self reflection.

    • NDCB210 Employee Relations and Conflict Management

      This module focuses upon how organisations resolve situations of conflict both from an individual and organised labour perspective.

    • NDCB207 Financial and Resource Management

      This module is designed to develop an understanding of the costing information required by a business and the issues facing managers when making decisions regarding financial resources.

    • NDCB212 Work Based Project Management

      This module allows learners to apply and evaluate a range of Project Management theories and concepts to a working environment.

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

For further information and to apply to this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with PETROC

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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Please contact Petroc to apply for this course:

Old Sticklepath Hill
EX31 2BQ

Tel: +441271345291

Open days

Partner college open days

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 Petroc

With main campuses in Barnstaple, Tiverton and Brannams, if you decide to study at the combined college, you’ll be able to take advantage of increased resources and the plethora of learning opportunities associated with them.

Find out more about studying at Petroc