City College Plymouth

FdA Accounting and Finance

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. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • FPC1013 Managing Financial Information

      The aim of this module is to enable students to develop an understanding of the need for organisations to be able to manage financial information.

    • FPC1041 Professional Accounting

      An introduction to financial accounting which will provide both a theoretical and practical foundation for later accounting modules.

    • FPC1044 Legal Aspects of Business

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

    • 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.

    • FPC1047 Management Planning

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

    • FPC1055 Fundamentals of Management and Financial Decision Making

      This module develops understanding and evaluation of financial and management accounting information and techniques,

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • FPC2022 Financial Accounting

      A financial accounting and reporting module covering the UK reporting regulatory framework, interpretation of company reports, company auditing and group accounts.

    • FPC2023 Management Accounting for Decision Making

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

    • 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.

    • FPC2059 Financial Planning and Policy

      An introduction to the area of Financial Planning and Policies, which will provide a theoretical and practical foundation for later modules.

    • FPC2074 English for Academic Purposes

      This module will provide international students (non-native speakers of English), studying at university level, with the opportunity to develop the language and skills needed for the use of English within an academic context.

    Optional modules
    • FPC2049 Macroeconomics Issues

      The module examines contemporary macroeconomic issues affecting business organisations.

    • FPC2050 Strategy and 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.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and 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

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit

Our partnership with City College Plymouth

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, 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 the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partners page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

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.

Find out more about studying at City College Plymouth