Business, Enterprise and Management - Foundation Degree

Business, Enterprise and Management - Foundation Degree

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This course is validated by The Open University.


This course is relevant for those who wish to start up a business and those wishing to take up roles within existing organisations. The modules will focus on innovation and enterprise tools and techniques and where appropriate, practical examples will be used. This practical application enables the formation of a simulated business plan in year one and the implementation of the plan into a simulated business in year two. Where possible, concepts and theories will be supported by guest speakers with experience in key areas of the programme together with real life case studies.

Duration 2 years Full Time
Study mode Full time
Start date 16/09/2019
Campus University Centre
Course code 72220-10
Fee £7,250 Full Time (per academic year)

What you learn

Modules may include:

Year 1

  • Personal Development
  • Enterprise Skills
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managing and Developing People
  • Customer Service
  • Business Environment and Marketing


Year 2

  • Leadership and management
  • Managing Projects
  • Innovation and Enterprise
  • Managing Business Operations
  • Work related Project



Benefits / Skills you will develop

During your Foundation Degree, you will develop a number of key skills:

  • Work-specific skills relevant to a particular sector of industry
  • Key skills, communication and problem solving
  • Generic skills such as reasoning, professionalism and work process management
  • How businesses are affected by their external environment 
  • Managing Operations
  • Development of management skills
  • How to plan and implement strategies

How you will be assessed

The Foundation Degree has a varied assessment strategy, ranging from formal business reports and presentations, to class based assessments and portfolios.

Where is the course delivered

This course will be delivered at the University Centre where students will have access to a HE-specific study zone, including computer facilities, and social area.

Programme Specifications

For the latest version of the programme specifications for this course please see the following link:

Entry requirements

This course has minimum entry requirements of 1 x E in a relevant A level or a pass in BTEC National Diploma/Certificate or another vocational level 3 qualification, together with a GCSE at grade C in English. However, candidates receiving this minimum offer would need to demonstrate experience in and commitment to their chosen Foundation Degree subject.

A typical offer is likely to be 2 x D at A level, or a Merit profile in a relevant BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, together with a number of GCSE grades at C or above including Maths and English. In cases where students do not meet the standard entry requirements (mature students for example) each case will be taken on its own merit and suitability for entry will be defined in terms of individual qualities, experience and learning. 

How to apply

If you would like to apply for any of the Leeds City College full-time Higher Education programmes for 2019 entry, (unless otherwise stated) please do so via UCAS at

The UCAS code for this course is N200 and the Leeds City College institution code is L21.

If you wish to apply for one of our part-time Higher Education courses, please apply here

What's next

You will gain a nationally recognised and highly portable business qualification, which will develop your specific subject knowledge, give you a range of new skills and build your self-confidence.

People with Foundation Degrees will have the potential to make an immediate contribution in the workplace and early impact on 'the bottom line'.

On successful completion of the Foundation Degree, students can elect to study for one further year towards a BA (Hons) Degree in Business, Enterprise and Management.

On successful completion of the BA (Hons) Degree, there are opportunities for graduates to continue their studies at Masters Level.

Most people work for the award because it helps them to be better managers and for many it leads to promotion as a manager at a senior level.

Campus Locations


University Centre

Park Lane
West Yorkshire
0113 216 2406
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.6 MilesWebsite