City of Bristol College

FdA Administration and Business Technology

Study at an award-winning college that’s one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the UK. Choose from the widest range of career-focused higher education courses in the area. Enjoy some of the best facilities in the region and explore one of the most vibrant cities in the country. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • ABT1004 Administrative Concepts

      This module develops an awareness of the types and purposes of administrative systems, an understanding of the theories which underpin administrative practices, and the construction of specifications used in the design of these systems.

    • ABT1006 The Legal Environment

      This module will introduce and develop an understanding of how the law works especially in relation to business organisations, and their key duties and responsibilities both internally and externally to the organisation.

    • COBC1128 Organisations and The Business Environment

      In this module you will investigate how organisations are shaped by the external environment - why they have a particular structure. It introduces the contexts in which organisations function. You will analyse the finances of organisations so that you can check how they are performing.

    • COBC1129 Data Processing and Advanced Documentation for Business

      This module will develop advanced techniques for the manipulation and integration of data and will develop a range of IT skills for the production, enhancement and distribution of professional quality documents and multimedia working with images and other objects using appropriate business technology.

    • COBC1130 Marketing Fundamentals

      This module introduces you to marketing, its philosophy and key theories. It will enable you to build knowledge of and apply the tools and techniques required to analyse a market and the factors that affect it, identify target groups and formulate appropriate marketing mixes within the marketing planning framework. It will also provide a foundation for further study of marketing specialist modules (if required).

    • COBC1160 Finance and Accounting Part 1

    • COBC1179 Research Methods

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • ABT2004 Strategic and Operational Planning

      This module will investigate the need for and methods of strategic and operational planning, the scope and construction of operational plans, and the opportunities for the integration of administrative concepts within the operational planning process.

    • COBC2091 Project Management

      This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of project management including project initiation, planning, implementation, post-implementation and review. It examines how the disciplines of project management help organisational objectives.

    • COBC2121 Management Accounting

    • COBC2142 Multimedia Presentations

    • COBC2143 Communication Theories and Practice

    Optional modules
    • ABT2101 Public Services: Human Resources and Organisational Effectiveness

      This module is designed to develop an understanding of Human Resources Management and organisational effectiveness within the Public Sector drawing on the underpinning legal, ethical and regulatory policies.

    • COBC2144 Human Resource Management

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

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email

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.

*Your progression route application must be submitted by 28th November 2016.

Our partnership with City of Bristol College

Plymouth University 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 Plymouth University. 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 of Bristol College

One of the largest colleges in the UK, we offer the widest range of career-focused, higher education courses in the area. With most of our courses based in our dedicated University Centre, you’ll enjoy expert tuition and a supportive learning environment.

Find out more about studying at City of Bristol College