Leadership and Management
Professional training in management best practice
Why take this course?
In recent years, there has been an increasing emphasis on leadership as well as management. Without effective leadership, management lacks purpose and without effective management, leadership will fail.
This course aims to be mutually beneficial to both you and your employer, as you apply your learning to your workplace via work-based learning and assignments.
What will I experience?
On this course you can:
- Gain a thorough grounding in how to manage people alongside the skills to be a confident leader
- Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection
- Proceed to a full degree by doing a ‘top up’ at the University of Portsmouth or elsewhere
What opportunities might it lead to?
Whilst studying for the Foundation degree, you will automatically be entitled to studying membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Upon successful completion of your studies, you will be entitled to professional qualification for the ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.
Once you graduate, you’ll gain an established and nationally recognised qualification that will equip you for employment in a wide range of business settings.
Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:
- business development and consultancy
- financial and risk analysis
Ultimately I wanted to get this qualification to increase my confidence and achieve something that will boost my personal development.
Keeley Ormsby, FdA Leadership and Management student
- UCAS Course Code:
- 3 years part time
60 points from 1 A level, NVQ Level 3 or professional qualifications. If appropriate, prior learning and relevant work experience may be assessed and accredited in accordance with University policy, which includes the setting of a time limit (normally 5 years) to ensure currency. Students should be employed in a role that offers appropriate opportunities for undertaking the work based learning units.
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £4,000 p/a*
Students at franchise colleges: please contact Academic Registry 02392 845259
International students: £7,000 p/a*
*Please note that all fees are subject to annual increase.
+44 (0)23 9284 8200
- Portsmouth Business School
Structure & Teaching
This course has been built on the underlying ethos of 'leading from the inside out' – that is, you can only be an effective leader of others if you can effectively lead and manage yourself. The course structure, therefore, starts with a focus upon your personal leadership qualities and skills and moves through the leading and managing of other people to, finally, leading and managing an organisation.
Core units in this year include:
- Inside Teams
- Leadership Conference 1
- Learning at Work 1
- Professional and Personal Development: Introduction to Work and Study Skills
Core units in this year include:
- Leadership Conference 2
- Learning at Work 2
- Managing Information and Financial Resources
- Professional and Personal Development: Leadership Qualities
Core units in this year include:
- Information Systems and Communications in Organisations
- Leadership Conference 3
- Managing Risk in the Workplace
- Professional and Personal Development: Interpersonal
Teaching and Assessment
Our approach to learning is friendly, supportive and participative with teaching taking the form of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and work-based learning. You will benefit from the diversity of students on the course, who come from many different business backgrounds, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with each other.
How are you assessed?
We ensure a balance in assessment approaches to suit your differing learning styles. Here’s how we assess your work:
- online activities
- essay assignments
Facilities & Features
Academic Skills Unit (ASK)
ASK will help you become a successful university student. Our workshops are designed to improve a number of essential academic skills from essay writing and understanding plagiarism to revision and exam techniques. This is a great way to enhance your academic performance and make a smooth transition into university study.
We have invested heavily in open access computer suites across campus. Great working spaces with high-spec PCs (multimedia and CAD), Macs and printing facilities. There is also more specialised software and equipment available such as large format printing, audio-visual equipment and language laboratories. Should you need any assistance, there are specialist technicians on hand to support you in using the facilities.
Modern, comfortable and a great learning environment, our library offers a wealth of information including 400,000 books, DVDs, maps and thousands of online ejournals and newspapers. Many electronic resources are available anywhere, 24/7 and our friendly staff are always on hand to help.
Careers & Opportunities
This course is a route to further study. If you successfully complete the Foundation degree, it is the equivalent to the first two years of a degree-level course.
There will be a range of career opportunities open to you, including marketing, sales, administration, ecommerce, accounting and human resource management.
Roles our graduates have taken on include:
- business development officer
- recruitment consultant
- emarketing executive
This course is delivered in partnership with you and your employer. Incorporating elements of your work into your learning, it will cause as little disruption as possible to your employment and help you to make a more effective contribution to your organisation, as well as improve your career prospects.
Finding a job is a competitive business, but the statistics show that 89 per cent of our 2011graduates went into employment, further study or training within six months of finishing their degrees.
To make sure you take the right steps on your career path, we’re here to give you help, support and advice throughout your study. Even after you’ve graduated, we continue to give you support for up to five years.
Employers tell us that they want graduates to be able to demonstrate certain skills when they come out of university. Our courses take account of this. We make sure we prepare you for employment through work-related learning, projects, placements and working in simulated environments that are designed to prepare you for the working world.
Our next open day is Wed 10 July
VISIT US! Have a look around and get a feel for what it’s like to live and study here. We’ll be on hand to talk to you about your course interests and show you all of our amazing facilities. You’ll also get to meet tutors and other students…
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