UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION DIPLOMA PATHWAYS PROGRAMME

Aim

The RLC University Foundation Diploma in Business teaches learners the knowledge and skills to follow a business degree or a career path in business. It also gives them the opportunity to practise the theory of business in a variety of different business situations using business tools to solve a number of business related problems. 

Course Outcome

The course prepares learners for progression to Year 1 of a degree, RQF level 4 or HNC.

Course Description 

University Foundation Diploma in Business  - Level 3

Weeks

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

1 - 6

HRM

Accounting

Marketing

8 - 9

HRM

Accounting

Marketing

10 - 13

Entrepreneurship

Economics

Business Law

15 - 18

Entrepreneurship

Economics

Business Law

19 - 20

Project Management A

Project Management A

International Trade A

7, 14 & 21

Reading

Listening

IELTS

22 - 24

Writing

Speaking

IELTS

25

Reading

Listening

IELTS

NB: Main modules are worth 15 credits each.

Course Profile

Marketing

This unit explains to learners how they might investigate different markets that would be appropriate for their product, what tools they can use to choose the right marketing strategy and gain entry in a way that will reinforce their competitive edge and help to increase sales.

Accounting

Learners will learn how to record and manage the finances of their business to make the right decisions in the development of their company.  They will learn how to make business plans, cash flow forecasts, balance sheets, profit and monthly/annual income statements. 

Entrepreneurship

This subject shows learners how to explore gaps in the market, identify a business idea, match skills and resources to the proposed business activity, explore sources of finance and develop a business proposal.

Economics

This subject will give learners a deeper understanding of how supply and market forces can affect the activities of their business. It enables them to explore the effective maximisation of resources at minimal cost to gain the most positive results.

Project Management

Learners will learn the tools for identifying how to start and run an appropriate project.  It will provide them with information on matching the finances, material and human resources with the key aims of the project at different stages in its development until completion.  It will then be reviewed for successful solutions to the original project goals and areas of weakness examined for improvement on future projects.

Business Law

This module covers all areas of contract and business law, how to write a contract and negotiate terms and conditions within the legal framework of UK law from which transferable skills may be adapted to other countries’ laws. The unit covers invitation to treat, offer & acceptance, consideration, damages, misrepresentation and legal solutions.

Human Resource Management

Learners will understand strategies for matching job skills and qualifications to job specifications, recruitment policies, employment law and identify internal/external factors to motivate staff towards achieving their set goals and objectives.

International Trade

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to employ all their skills in starting an overseas relationship with an imaginary company in the buying and selling of products or services.  It will show learners how to analyse an industry and then its markets looking for strengths and weaknesses that can be exploited for the financial gain of the seller and the maximum benefit of the customer.

IELTS

Learners will learn how to communicate in academic English at a higher under-graduate level through decoding, understanding and encoding the meaning and structure of written and spoken text in different academic contexts in a way that steers their language skills towards the level of educated native speaker. 
 

Learners will also receive guidance and practice in grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, reading for gist, skimming, scanning for detail, composition, sentence structure, lexical input.

 

Course Structure

Mandatory Business
Modules

No of

Weeks

Lessons per Week (45 Mins Each)

Total No. Module Lessons

GLH per Week

Total Guided Learning Hours

Total Qualification Hours

Credits

HRM

8

10

80

7.5

60

150

15

Accounting

8

10

80

7.5

60

150

15

Marketing

8

10

80

7.5

60

150

15

Entrepreneurship

8

10

80

7.5

60

150

15

Economics

8

10

80

7.5

60

150

15

Business Law

8

10

80

7.5

60

150

International Trade A

2

10

7.5

International Trade B

3

20

15

15

60

150

15

80

Project Management A

2

20

15

Project Management B

3

10

7.5

80

60

150

15

Project Management C

1

10

7.5

120

1200

480

640

Sub – Total

IELTS Modules

IELTS 5.5 Achieved

Reading

1

28

21

21

25

28

2.5

Writing

1

28

21

21

25

28

2.5

Listening

1

28

21

21

25

28

2.5

Speaking

1

20

15

15

15

25

2.5

IELTS

78

100

104

10

Total

130

1300

558

744

Fees

Registration Fee: £90 For All Courses

£14,250

Course Fee

English Entry Level

Entry Certificates

Progression

25 Weeks

£9,500

Year 12 High School Diploma
AS Level

Overall IELTS 5.0
Minimum 4.5 any skill

Overall IELTS 5.5
Minimum 5.0 any skill

Year 1
Under Graduate Degree

Weeks

Extended
37 weeks

Accommodation Fees

Low Season

£150

Homestay Half Board Standard

Homestay Half Board Sharing

Homestay Half Board Executive

High Season

£170

£140

£160

£260

£275

Self-Catering

Euro Prices

Prices and information available on request.

Special Dietary Requirements

£40

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Airport Transfer Fees

1 Person

£30

Bournemouth to Homestay

Southampton Airport Transfer

Heathrow Airport Transfer

Gatwick/Luton Airport

Central London Transfer

Price per person

£18

£100

£55

£220

£110

£100

£105

Stansted Airport Transfer

£190

£205

£245

£130

2 People

£13

£40

£80

£70

£75

£90

3 People

£12

£35

£60

£50

£55

£70

4 People

IMPORTANT
Pickup point:  We will tell/email you once you have confirmed the flight details to us
Waiting fee: A waiting fee of £35 per hour will apply if the driver has to wait more than one hour after the plane has landed.

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