Business Management

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Qualification type: Foundation Degree
Level: Level 5
Awarding body TU
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date September 2018
Duration 2 years
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Part time

Course overview

This course is aimed at those people who are currently employed and wish to update their business and management skills and gain a recognised qualification. These skills are vital to successful management across a range of sectors and will be of particular use if you want to start your own business.

This course is aimed at developing business and management skills for people in either paid or voluntary employment.


Course subject to viable numbers.

Entry requirements

You are expected to have achieved a Level 3 qualification in an appropriate subject. Mature students are welcome to apply and relevant work experience will be taken into account. You are expected to be in relevant employment and have the support of your employer.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

This course will cover:

  • Analysing financial information
  • Strategic marketing
  • Human resource management
  • Work based development
  • Change management
  • International business enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Project management or operations management.
How will I be assessed
  • Work based projects
  • Assignments
  • Reports
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Portfolio
  • Role play
What next

This course emphasises the tactical and operational aspects of business management. It provides a foundation of good practice in problem solving, analysis and managing in business.

The Foundation Degree in Business Management is an advanced qualification in its own right. In addition it offers you the opportunity to progress to the BA (Hons) Business Management Degree with Teesside University.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

Fees and funding

This course is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Darlington College.

Course fee is paid directly to Teesside. Full details of course fees are available from Teesside University. The finance department can be reached on 01642 342172

All fees are per year.

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What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Enquiry Form

If you have any questions about this course, send us a message using the form below.