Course Details

  • If you are determined to pursue a career in business and human resources, then the Foundation Degree in Business and Human Resource Management is designed to produce graduates who will follow a wide range of human resource management careers in commercial and public sector organisations. The course balances both practical business and management skills with academic analytical rigour. The programme provides challenging, comprehensive learning experiences and develops students’ intellectual, communication and practical abilities for example in formal investigative and analytical reports, scenario-based HR management role plays and employment-related presentations.

    This makes it ideal for those students’ who wish to either begin their careers from the start of the course or those that are presently employed and wish to progress further in their present role. The teaching emphasis is based on delivering the programme within the context of lifelong learning, so as to encourage independence and the development of key graduate human resource management and employability skills necessary for today’s dynamic and ever changing organisations.

    The human resource management subject specific skills and business models learnt are directly transferable to future academic study and employment. The transferable practical academic and vocational skills are taught, practised and tracked through a highly effective structured approach to a Personal Development Plan that includes skills development

  • To enrol on a Foundation Degree in Business and Human Resource Management, you’ll ideally need at least 3 GCSEs at grade C or above (including Maths and English Language) and 160 UCAS points.

    If you’ve passed a recognised Access programme, or if you’re a Mature applicant with experience, knowledge and skill in this field, then you’re more than welcome to apply and we’ll see if you’re suitable. (We might invite you for an interview).

  • Throughout the course your tutors will be checking on your progress and development in lots of different ways, including class discussions, presentations, practical exercises, workshops, on-line quizzes and different types of feedback.

    This helps us to check you’re learning everything you need and give you any relevant support. Each of the eight modules will have one or two assignment tasks and these are usually based around industry scenarios like interviewing, holding a meeting, presenting a report and other varieties of work-based research.

  • When you’ve completed your foundation degree with us, and you’ve got an average pass rate of at least 55% in your final year, you could choose to top up your degree to a BA (Hons) qualification on a number of different university-level management courses with The Manchester College.

    You might then want to go on to study for a master’s degree, or go straight into any number of graduate roles in the HR profession, including recruitment, management, consultation and advising.

    You may find yourself as a Talent Acquisition Specialist for an international firm, or as an Employee Relations Consultant working for a number of different businesses - there's a huge choice of career options to suit your interests and skills!

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  • The fees (if applicable) for this 2 year, full-time foundation degree are currently £7,000.

    You may be eligible for special bursaries, grants or support from the government, and you can also find out about specific loans and funding help just for tuition fees.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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