City College Plymouth

FdA Business (Management)

A friendly, supportive higher education community is what we’re all about. Small classes. Personal tuition. Dedicated and enthusiastic tutors and lecturers delivering courses designed with employers. And it’s all in partnership with Plymouth University. 

UCAS tariff
UCAS course code
Institution code
2 years
Start date
September 2014
Course type
City College Plymouth

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • FPC1056 Business Finance

      The module introduces the student to key aspects of financial and management accounting in order to be able to use/understand financial information for decision making purposes.

    • FPC1044 Legal Aspects of Business

      This module develops essential knowledge and skills relating to key aspects of law impacting on business in general.

    • FPC1043 Managing in Organisations

      This module explores a range of theories and managerial approaches to analyse, explain and influence human behaviour in work organisations.

    • FPC1046 Personal Development

      This module is designed to give students the opportunity to engage with, and reflect upon the personal and professional skills and competences required for entry to and progression within their chosen profession. This module will also equip the students with a range of skills necessary for success in higher education and employment.

    • FPC1045 The Economic Environment of Business

      The module introduces business students to the national and international economic environment and considers a range of economic factors that have influence on decision making in business organisations.

    Optional modules
    • CITY1047 Business English

      This module will improve the overall English language ability of learners with a specific focus on the language skills required to operate in an international business environment.

    • FPC1048 E-Business Management

      E-Business and E-Commerce has seen dramatic growth and change in the last few years and continues to change daily. This module will develop an understanding of areas surrounding E-Business, such as, Systems available, E-Business strategy and identify innovative ways to engage with their customers, suppliers and other partners

    • FPC1047 Management Planning

      Students will have an opportunity to develop their understanding of the techniques of managerial planning and their application.

    • FPC1022 Marketing

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

    • FPC1051 Project Management

      This module is designed to help students to develop a knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques vital to the successful leadership and commercial management of projects.

    • FPC1052 Retail Operations Management

      This module enables students to identify well established principles and concepts that underpin the management of retail operations.

    • FPC1053 Sustainable Leadership & Management

      This module used a range of reflective and problem based learning and research activates to explore and develop managers of today and tomorrow¿s skills and knowledge in sustainable leadership and management.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • FPC2046 Marketing Planning & Communication

      The module will develop students understanding of the marketing planning models and theories, enabling them to apply this knowledge to producing a practical marketing plan for a business organisation. Also within the planning process an overview of the key responsibilities of Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) in the marketing mix will be incorporated.

    • FPC2057 Operations Management

      On completion of this unit to appraise the main techniques that improve organisations¿ operations.

    • FPC2048 Research Methods

      This module enables students to examine a range of research skills and quantitative methods which are central to conducting a research project in their academic work or professional discipline.

    • FPC2050 Strategy & Innovation

      This module explores different perspectives and theories of entrepreneurship. It examines a range of settings for enterprise and provides an opportunity for the practical application of models.

    Optional modules
    • HUMR2014 Contemporary Developments in Employment Relations

      The purpose of this module is to enable learners to understand key developments in the theory & practice of employment relations, both within & beyond the immediate organisational context. This unit allows learners to build on their knowledge & experience to develop the skills required to make informed & effective judgements about existing & emerging models, processes & practises of employment relations in local & international jurisdictions.

    • FPC2019 Customer Relationship Management

      The module examines key aspects of customer service provision and evaluates the methods by which organisations manage both customer services and the development of relationships.

    • FPC2073 English for Academic Purposes

    • FPC2056 Global Logistics

      The module builds on issues explored in Purchasing and Supply Management 1.

    • FPC2049 Macroeconomics Issues

      The module examines contemporary macroeconomic issues affecting business organisations.

    • FPC2053 Management Accounting

      A management accounting module covering a range of tools and techniques that managers use when making finance decisions.

    • FPC2043 Managing Knowledge & Information

      As we move towards an increasingly knowledge-based economy, the ability to manage knowledge becomes a matter of competitive survival. The aim of this module is to look at knowledge management from a business perspective and those information systems which are used to aid planning and decision making.

    • HUMR2005 Managing People

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 City College Plymouth

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 College Plymouth

Just one-and-a-half miles from Plymouth University, we’re one of the largest colleges in the South West, with two main sites linked by shuttle buses, with a dynamic Students’ Union and Student Liaison Team.

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