Foundation Degree Leadership and Management

Course Length 2 years Full Time or 2 years Part Time
Course Cost £7,950 Full Time (per academic year) or £3,975 Part Time (per academic year) (Adult) Financial support 19+
Start Date 20/9/21
UCAS Course CodeL1M1
Institution CodeL21
Campus CodeH
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Course overview

Inspire your team by equipping yourself with the skills you need to succeed as a leader or manager. Our foundation degree allows you to apply leadership and management skills to your existing specialism to become a thought leader in your field.

Our Leadership and Management Foundation Degree introduces a range of essential concepts for operating as a manager or supervisor. Covering strategic thinking and interpersonal skills, you will study all aspects of management.

Our handpicked selection of modules ensures you will learn how to manage resources, situations, environments, and people. You will also be supported as you apply broader middle management skills to the context of your specialist field. Following this degree, you could progress on to a top-up course or into employment.

For all relevant policies and procedures and other relevant documents please see the University Centre Leeds website here.

This is a University Centre Leeds course, validated by Leeds City College

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  • Entry Requirements

    A typical offer is likely to consist of:

    • A Levels: 2xD grades one of which to be in a relevant subject.
    • BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma: MP, MPP grade in relevant subjects.
    • Access to HE Diploma: Overall pass with 60 credits, with 24 credits to be at a Merit grade in a relevant subject.
    • GCSE English (Desirable): English Language Grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
    • GCSE Maths (Desirable): Maths Grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
    • IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.
    • International qualifications: International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria.
    • Mature applicants: Harrogate College welcomes applications from mature* applicants who may not have met the academic criteria, but who can demonstrate a wealth of experience in their chosen field. Candidates in this category and otherwise are likely to be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and may be asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application.

    *21 years and over at the start of the course.

    RPLclaims: The course structure actively supports claims for Recognition of Prior Certified Learning (RPCL) or Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL).

    Interviews / audition: A successful interview may be required.

  • Benefits/Skills

    You will develop a range of academic skills such as presenting, referencing, research and writing, as well as many skills required by employers such as communication, use of IT, teamwork, independent work and dealing with the general public.

    Leadership and management skills will also be developed, appropriate to varying occupational sectors.

  • Units/Modules

    Modules may include:

    Level 4

    • Introduction to Leadership and Management
    • Managing Resources
    • Understanding Organisations and Environments
    • Finance and Marketing for Managers
    • Managing Customer Relations
    • Professional Development

    Level 5

    • Project Management
    • Leading People and Performance
    • Personal Learning and Development in Organisations
    • Strategy, Innovation and Enterprise
    • Managing Continuous Improvement and Change
    • Work-related Learning

  • Careers/Progression

    Progression includes a top-up degree, or full-time employment.

    Job opportunities may include:

    • Human resources manager
    • Management consultant
    • Business development manager
    • Leadership/management roles in any sector

    For all relevant policies and procedures and other relevant documents please see the University Centre Leeds website here. https://ucleeds.ac.uk/about-university-centre/policies-procedures-and-documents/

  • Assesment Types

    Continuous assessment ensures that your progress is monitored throughout the modules with personal tutor support.

    A variety of assessment methods are used, including presentations, role-plays, professional discussions, portfolios and reports.

    A detailed assessment grid can be found in the course handbook.

Please note that you will be directed to the University Centre Leeds UCAS page. Please choose the 'Harrogate College' campus option.

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