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for more information about the foundation degree in business please contact: Penny Spice Course Leader tel: 01285 640994 e-mail: pls@cirencester.ac.uk

for further information on any of our foundation degree courses please contact: Adult Guidance Service, Cirencester College, Fosse Way Campus, Stroud Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1XA tel: 01285 640994 fax: 01285 644171 e-mail: highereducation@cirencester.ac.uk web: www.cirencester.ac.uk

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The information in this leaflet is believed to be correct at the time of publication July 2010

Cirencester College is committed to equality of opportunity for all. If you need this leaflet in a different format please contact Sara Popp on 01285 640994 or email spp@cirencester.ac.uk.


foundation

degree in business

a beacon college

Cirencester College working in partnership with the Open University

made in the workplace for the workplace


At Cirencester College we are offering a new Foundation Degree in Business in an exciting new partnership with the Open University (OU). Building on our 5 years experience of delivering the Business Foundation Degree, we have combined the highly respected standards of the Open University with the vocational experience of teaching staff at Cirencester College, one of the top tertiary colleges in the country. We have many successful years of experience of teaching adult professional courses, and in partnership with local employers and our Business, Finance and IT Academies for 16 -19 students who are interested in a career in industry.

who is it for? The Foundation Degree is ideal for those looking to enhance their career through continuing professional development, without having to give up work to become a full-time student. You will have the opportunity to use practical skills as part of your qualification. You should be able to demonstrate a level of written and spoken English, and Mathematics that will enable you to meet the assessment criteria.

what will I study? All students study these modules in Year One

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You and Your Money: Personal Finance in Context Working and Learning: Developing Effective Performance at Work Introduction to Financial Services An Introduction to Business Studies Introduction to Book-keeping and Accounting Understanding Management


All Students study these modules in Year Two

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Business Organisations and their Environments Business Functions in Context

where will I study and for what duration? The course will be taught at Cirencester College mainly by workshops and tutorials with College lecturers throughout the year, and supported by Open University materials.

how will I be assessed? By a mixture of written assignments or examinations.

what can I do after the foundation degree? Once your foundation degree has been successfully completed, you may wish to top-up your qualification to a full degree via the Open University.

how can I apply? Please contact Penny Spice, Course Leader at Cirencester College on 01285 640994 or email pls@cirencester.ac.uk, to find out further information about the course and how to apply.


Foundation Degree in Business at Cirencester College