Truro and Penwith College

FdA Business

Rated Ofsted Outstanding (2016), Truro and Penwith College provides a range of quality degree courses with employer needs in mind. All students benefit from an excellent support network that helps to put them on the best footing for a successful future after graduating. Finding themselves at home in purpose-built buildings with expert lecturers and access to industry-standard equipment, students can study a quality university course right here in Cornwall.
A variety of people enter higher education with an assortment of experiences and commitments, but with the flexibility at the heart of our programmes, the College offers a compressed timetable and small class sizes to allow students to study in a relaxed and supportive environment. Whatever your background, studying University courses at Truro and Penwith College means an opportunity to study locally, the chance to fit home or part-time work around your lectures and the one thing all our students have in common – the shared experiences of a quality education right here in Cornwall.
For more information visit the Truro and Penwith College website.
Course details
  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • The Business Environment (TRUR1147)

    • Human Resource Management (TRUR1148)

    • Business Law (TRUR1150)

    • Analysis, Research and Business Skills (TRUR1152)

    • Economics and Business Decision Making (TRUR1265)

      This module provides an introduction to economics in a business context. It explores basic concepts and techniques involved in economic analysis at an introductory level, and considers the relevance of economics, and of the economic environment, to business decision-making.

    • Statistics for Business (TRUR1266)

      This module combines the development of effective data analysis skills with those of effective data presentation. The module aims to provide students with the basic techniques needed in relation to data analysis and presentation within the business context. 

  • Final year

  • Core modules

    • Principles of Marketing (TRUR2142)

    • Research Project (TRUR2147)

    • Business Enterprise (TRUR2171)

    • Operations Management (TRUR2263)

      This module will introduce students to the theory and practice of Operations Management within both product and service based organisations. It will consider operational techniques, controls and responses to a variety of issues, and how technology can improve productive efficiency whilst maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction. Focus will be given to quality management theory, practice and standards and their application to gain competitive advantage.

    • Business Finance (TRUR2264)

      This module provides the foundation knowledge and underpinning skills relating to Financial accounts and accounting techniques used within the business environment.

    • Leadership and Management in Business (TRUR2265)

      This module will enable students to develop their leadership and management skills through analysis, evaluation and application. It will allow the students to appraise the theories relating to leadership and management and apply those theories to varied business activities and situations. 

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.
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 Truro and Penwith College
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. 

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 Truro and Penwith College

We’re one of the leading colleges in the country, delivering teaching and learning to the highest level. With three modern campuses at Truro, Penwith (at Penzance) and Tregye, we provide you with a unique university experience.
Plymouth students working on a group project