Foundation Degree in Business Studies

L5 Level 5
Part Time
2 September 2019 — 28 May 2022
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

This Foundation Degree in Business Studies integrates key aspects of business in the workplace. You will study modules that provide a well-rounded knowledge base, giving you the confidence to work as a professional within any organisation. 

What you will study

This course combines practical experience with business theory to develop an in-depth understanding of business operations, and how different areas of a business work together effectively.
You will learn through a mixture of taught modules, practical exercises and work based experience. The emphasis is on continuous assessment throughout the course, with some modules having an examination as part of the assessment.

The modules you will cover are:

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Start-up
  • Work and Organisational Behaviour
  • Economics, Law, and Regulation
  • The Management of Financial Information
  • Managing an Enterprise
  • Developing Talent for Success
  • Strategic Business Analysis

The course is designed for those who are seeking career progression, while also providing the opportunity to top-up to a full honours degree at our partner university.

Course fee per year

Tuition Fees: £2,640.00

Entry requirements

A-Level Offer – DD Applications to the course will be considered on an individual basis. Typical entry requirements are detailed below but if you don’t meet these criteria, then your work and life experience will be taken into consideration. Combinations of the qualifications below are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

Typical A-Level Offer - DD Typical BTEC Offer - relevant BTEC level 3 profile of Merit/Pass or Pass/Pass/Pass

Typical Welsh Bacc Offer - Grade C and DE at A Level

Typical Access to HE Offer - Pass Diploma with 60 credits overall to include 45 level 3 credits all Passes

Additionally, GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent).

A successful interview may also be a requirement for entry onto the course

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

2 September 2019

End date

28 May 2022

Time of day

Day Time

Part Time

6 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Foundation Degree in Business Studies


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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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