Cornwall College

FdA Business

The Cornwall College Group offers a wide range of undergraduate programmes across eight campuses throughout Cornwall and Devon, including Bicton College, Cornwall College, Duchy College and Falmouth Marine School. We offer specialist courses designed with employers and delivered by industry professionals. During your studies you will get the opportunity to work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate.

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORC1013C Personal and Employability Skills Development

      This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills.

    • CORC107 Numerical Solutions in Business

      The collection, manipulation and presentation of data appropriate to business, together with the necessary underpinning mathematical and statistical knowledge required. The module will be very practical and will cover the use of spreadsheet software to process and present data.

    • CORC1142 Legal Environment

      An introduction to sources, legal personnel and court structures is provided. Elements of contract law, consumer law and the tort of negligence are developed.

    • CORC1143 Business Finance

      This module concentrates on the financial systems necessary for sound financial management, with the emphasis on the three main financial statements - being able to complete, understand and analyse these. It also covers breakeven analysis, VAT and financing a business.

    • CORC1144 Business Environment

      This module introduces students to the environment in which an enterprise operates and the implications this has for its operation.

    • FBU104 Marketing

      This core module provides an introduction to the general theory of marketing and its application in a range of organisational types. It is intended to give a broad understanding of marketing considerations in managing the marketing function in a business context.

    Optional modules
    • CORC108 Project Management

    • CORC190 Coaching with NLP

    • FBU105 People Development and Leadership (Organisational Behaviour)

      This module considers how organisation 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 in the workplace.

    • FBU108 Self Employment and Sources of Finance

      This module will provide the student with an understanding of the problems and opportunities in running a smaller enterprise; and further understand the importance of, and the manner in which, business plans are prepared.

    • FBU110 Introduction to Leadership and Entrepreneurship

    • SPNX001N Basic Spanish 1

      This module gives students with a very limited previous knowledge of the foreign language a firm communicative and grammatical grounding in the language. This will enable them to engage in simple conversation and carry out basic instructions, and also use and understand the written language in predictable everyday situations.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • CORC2123 Financial Management and Management Accounting

      This module is designed to build upon existing knowledge and develop further knowledge around the issues faced by managers when making decisions regarding financial resources.

    • FBU201 Strategy Development

      This module develops the theory and practice of strategic planning and policy formulation and emphasises the practical application of planning models.

    • FBU202 Business Economics

      The module examines contemporary economic issues affecting organisations.

    • FBU203 Business and Employment Law

      The course gives a practical understanding of the nature of law in terms of implications for business (contract/consumer protection) and individual rights and duties and collective right and the relationship of this to employee relations.

    • FBU206 Human Resources Management

      This module will provide students with an understanding of the principles and theories on which Human Resource Management is based and how these theories can be related to practice in the work environment.

    Optional modules
    • CORC281 Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

    • FBU205 Business Information Systems

    • FBU207 International Business and Strategy

      Students will understand how strategies can be developed to achieve objectives in international business, and also how they may be implemented at both the tactical and strategic levels. It will also consider the ramifications of international business on individuals and the workplace.

    • FBU208 Employee Relations

    • FBU209 Managing Human Resource development

    • FBU210 Practical Planning for the Smaller Business

    • FBU211 Information Technology for the Smaller Business

    • FBU212 Operations Management

    • FBU213 Leadership Development and Entrepreneurship

    • FBU214 Working with the Public Sector

    • FBU215 Applied Business Research

      This module will review alternative modes of enquiry that might be encountered in academic and business environments.

    • FBU216 Performance Management

    • FBU217 Planning and Control of Resources

    • FBU218 Drafting Financial Statements

    • FBU219 Employability

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

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.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit

Our partnership with Cornwall College

The University of Plymouth 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 the University of Plymouth. 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 Cornwall College

Looking to study a specialist subject at university level? Want to do it in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Our wide range of courses gives you the chance to pick up the skills and experience you’ll need for your chosen profession.

Find out more about studying at Cornwall College