City College Plymouth

FdA Accounting and Finance

We are a College with a national reputation for promoting enterprise, employability and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Study in a friendly, supportive higher education community with dedicated and enthusiastic lecturers delivering courses designed with employers, ensuring that you graduate with industry-relevant skills and knowledge. In 2017, the College was awarded the Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award for our university-level provision.

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.

    • FPC1055 Fundamentals of Management and Financial Decision Making

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

    • FPC1061 Personal Development

  • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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.

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the changeable nature of the situation and any updates to government guidance, we may need to make further, last minute adjustments to how we deliver our teaching and learning on some or all of our programmes, at any time during the academic year. We want to reassure you that even if we do have to adjust the way in which we teach our programmes, we will be working to maintain the quality of the student learning experience and learning outcomes at all times.

Fees, costs and funding

The UK is no longer part of the European Union. EU applicants should refer to our Brexit information to understand the implications.

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 Partnerships 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. 

Please contact City College Plymouth to apply for this course:

City College Plymouth

Tel: +441752305300

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.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth 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 City College Plymouth

Just one-and-a-half miles from the University of Plymouth, 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