FdSc Business and Computing

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
2 years
Start date
August 2014
Course type
PETROC (Tiverton and Barnstaple)

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • NDCB102 Business Environment

      The module introduces students to the national and European business environment and considers a range of economic factors that affect decision making.

    • NDCB101 Business Finance

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

    • NDCO123B 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.

    • NDCO125 Introduction to Systems Analysis

    • NDCB106 Legal Environment

    • NDCB104 Organisational Behaviour

      This module considers how organisational 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 at work.

    • NDCO119 Web Site Design and Development

      Introduction to planning, designing, creativity, reviewing, feedback, standards, assessment, improvement and refinement. Introduction to image acquisition and manipulation tools. Introduction to interactive multi-media development tools.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • NDBC210 Business Enterprise

    • NDCO228 eCommerce

    • NDCO222 Group Project

      The project provides a vehicle for students to develop and demonstrate their proficiency in the design and implementation of a computing system to meet a real requirement. It also serves to develop communication and interpersonal skills within the framework of small project teams.

    • NDCO221 Human Computer Interaction

      This Module presents an overview of: the need for a human perspective in the design of computer systems, the fundamental features of human cognition and behaviour, and the design of human-centred systems.

    • NDCO229 Information Systems Requirements Analysis

      This module is intended to provide the fundamental concepts and skills essential for Information Systems requirements modelling and analysis. It will enable students to acquire, develop and apply specific object-oriented modelling techniques and specific transferable skills required by the computing professional.

    • NDBC201 Managing Human Resources

    • NDCO230 Marketing Fundamentals

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. 

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

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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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