PETROC

FdA Business and Management

One of the largest colleges in Devon. A key part of the economic, cultural and social development of the county’s rural communities. Rated ‘good’ with 'outstanding features' by Ofsted. We have strong links with local employers, so you gain invaluable, hands-on experience. And, when you’re ready to move on, you have a degree from Plymouth University – one of the top three modern universities in the UK, as ranked by the Sunday Times University Guide.   

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • PETR1004 Organisational Behaviour

      This module considers how organisational behaviour and attitude influences the behaviour of individuals and groups at work. The module will use a range of theories and managerial approaches to analyse and explain human behaviour at work.

    • PETR1006 Developing Graduate Skills in Business

      The module seeks to encourage enthusiasm for life-long learning; and to facilitate productive reflection on previous learning experiences and future plans. The module is designed to enable students to demonstrate that they have all the qualities and transferable skills necessary to produce appropriate academic work and for future employment.

    • PETR1042 Economics for Business

      The module introduces students to the principles of microeconomics and maxroeconomics in a regional national and global context. Students will be expected to analyse the impact of supply and emand, identify a range of market structures and discuss a range of macroexonomic variables that impact upon the UK and global Markets.

    • PETR1043 Business Accounting

      The module introduces students to key aspects of financial management accounting in order to be able to use financial information for decision making purposes. Students will be expected to construct financial statements, analyse the accounting regulatroy process and analyse the financial performance of a business using ratio analysis, budgeting and investment appraisal.

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • PETR1005 Marketing Fundamentals

      The module introduces new marketing students to the fascinating world of modern marketing. It will analyse the major trends and forces impacting marketing and focus on how customer value and engagement is created in the digital and social age.

    • PETR1007 The Principles of Project Management

      This module aims to develop a knowledge of project management. Enabling students to recognise the importance of the discipline in a variety of organisational and functional contexts. Students will develop knowledge of the concepts employed in project management at strategic systems and operational levels, and an appreciation of the knowledge and skills required for successful project management in organisations.

    • PETR2003 Sustainability In Business

      This module will provide students with an introduction into sustainability in a business context. Students will study the concepts of environmental, economic and social sustainability and how this benefits businesses and consumers. The module will make use of case students to highlight how this has been successfully achieved, and also highlight the impacts of businesses not abiding by these principles.

    • PETR2052 Human Resource Management

      This module will provide learners with the principals and theories of human resource management. The module will focus on the employer need for a flexible workforce and the importance of training and staff development.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • PETR2006 Conflict Management

      This module will help students explore the concept and experience of conflict through theories and their own lived experience. Students will explore a range of approaches for engaging with conflict at an interpersonal, team and organisational level.

    • PETR2007 Business Improvement Project

      This module allows learners to conduct a work based management project to embed and apply the learning from a range of business/management related disciplines. The content of the module will include the key research methods required to undertake a significant work based project.

    • PETR2054 Corporate Strategy and Risk

      This module introduces the theory and practice of strategic planning. It explores the nature of business strategy and policy-making aimed at attaining and sustaining a competitive advantage. The interrelationships between functions and the total value system will be scrutinised. Emphasis is placed on the application of a range of planning models and reflection upon the development of graduate skills in the workplace.

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 https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree

Our partnership with PETROC

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 Petroc

With main campuses in Barnstaple, Tiverton and Brannams, if you decide to study at the combined college, you’ll be able to take advantage of increased resources and the plethora of learning opportunities associated with them.

Find out more about studying at Petroc