PETROC

FdA Business with Computing

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
    • NDCO119 Web Site Design and Development

      Introduction to planning, designing, creativity, reviewing, feedback, standards, assessment, improvement and refinement. Introduction to image acquisition and manipulation tools. Introduction to interactive multi-media development tools.

    • NDCO123B Developing Graduate Skills

      This module is designed to enable students to demonstrate that they have all the qualities and transferable skills necessary for appropriate academic work and employment requiring the exercise of responsibility and decision making, including the ability to relate their professional practice to underlying theory and principles.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • NDCO222 Group Project

      The project provides a vehicle for students to develop and demonstrate their proficiency in the design and implementation of a computing system to meet a real requirement. It also serves to develop communication and interpersonal skills within the framework of small project teams.

    • NDCO228 eCommerce

    • PETR2004 Enterprise and Innovation

      The focus of this module is the generic skills required when starting up a business, including the development of innovation in organisations. The module will cover a range of business start-upconcerns from initial business ideas to legal requirement. The module examines characteristics of an innovative organisation and contextualises strategic options, including the cultural shift from operational to strategic thinking.

    • 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.

    • PETR2053 Research Methods

      The module introduces students to the formal methods of advanced research, and allows the completion of a research project. The principals of research covered in this module will adequately prepare students for level 6 dissertation work.

    • 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

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 international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.



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 PETROC

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 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