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If you wish to study this course full-time you must apply through UCAS; UCAS Code NN12, Institution Code Y70.

If you wish to study part-time follow the 'apply' link at the top of this page and fill out a York College application form.


The underpinning concept behind the Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management is the development of knowledge and skills relevant to contemporary organisations through flexible study to meet the needs of the individual.

There is a strong theme of employability and the application of theoretical concepts to practical situations. Teaching and learning strategies have been designed to develop key, transferable and employability skills based on current practice in business organisations, to allow you to succeed in diverse vocational situations. Emphasis is placed on industry links to build awareness of industrial expectation and disciplines within varying areas of business and the importance of good networking skills. Work experience is actively encouraged both via theCollege and through your own personal contacts.

The content of the programme is generic so as to remain relevant to all business organisations.

Special features

The special features of the Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management are:

  • Flexibility of delivery to suit all students and to make the programme easier to access
  • Innovative delivery model to meet individual needs – part-time students will be able to study more or less modules according to their individual needs and work patterns
  • Integrated work-related learning and Personal Professional Development to provide industry-specific skills development and employability skills
  • Excellent student support – as evidenced by QAA and student feedback, in particular the accessibility of tutors
  • ‘Applied’/industry links throughout the programme so as to increase your employability skills and to prepare you for employment
  • A continual focus on the customer and the needs of different stakeholders so as to address the skills gaps identified by employers
  • A focus on the creation of reflective practitioners, managers and leaders

Entry requirements

Standard entry:
48 UCAS tariff points or equivalent (PPP) (please see the UCAS tariff calculator on the left-hand side of this webpage to work out your tariff point amount)
L2 English and Maths (or equivalent)

Non-standard entry: Applicants who have relevant skills and experience but who do not hold the standard minimum entry requirements will be considered. Applicants will be required to demonstrate the necessary skills and experience to enter the course through their personal statement.

Duration and Attendance

Full-time: 2 years 

Part-time: 4 years 

You can begin this course at various times during the academic year, please contact us for further details.

Programme Content

Level 4 modules:

Personal and Professional Development
Understanding Organisations and Environments
Organisational Behaviour
Marketing and Digital Communications
Managing Information and Change
International Business

Level 5 modules:

Developing Leadership and Management Skills (CPD)
Managing Finance and Resources
Managing People
Managing the Customer Experience
Project Management
Events Management
Business Research Project

Work Related Learning:

York College has a wide range of industry links which are used to enhance our higher education programmes. Work related learning is integrated throughout the programme through specific activities and the application to business scenarios. Students in employment and Apprentices will be able to use their own workplace as a reference point for the completion of assessments. Support with case studies will also be provided to ensure application to the work place and an applied perspective. Guest speakers and/or industrial visits are used to extend this application.


A wide variety of formative and summative assessment tasks are used throughout the programme so as to develop and test a range of skills. These include essays, business reports, presentations, action planning, group activities and case studies.

Assessment tasks have relevance to a range of business problems and scenarios to emphasis the application of theoretical concepts to the workplace.

Some assessment activities will involve the direct analysis of business information. The Business Research Project, for example, is specifically designed for organisation specific research to enhance the development of relevant knowledge and skills.


Students can progress to the BA (Hons) Business and Management course at York College, or a similar top-up programme at an alternative institution.

Course Fees

  Fee 2017/18 (starts) Fee 2018/19 (starts)
Full time £6165 £7200
Part time £3080 £3600


*International Students should call the International team at York College on 01904 770425

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770400.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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