Foundation Programme in Management (FPM)

About the Course

This is an ideal route to prepare for university life in Britain. Our dedicated teaching and support staff provide a multi-ethnic, student-focused environment with most speaking a number of different languages.

Course Detail

  • English for Academic Purposes
    Learner will take English language for academic purpose (EAP). This module provides the core skills in English needed for university- level study and aims to develop each element including: writing; reading; speaking; and listening. Students will need to take an IELTS Test to prove their competency in this unit by scoring 6.0 band overall and not less than 5.5 in each module.
  • How Businesses Operate
    To provide an overview of how businesses operate. Learners will gain knowledge and understanding of key business functions and their importance to business success. The module includes introduction to:
  • Marketing Principles and Techniques
    To develop knowledge and understanding of marketing principles & techniques.
  • Academic and Research Skills for Business
    To develop academic research skills and the language skills needed to be able to formally present academic research, both written and orally.
  • Communication Skills for Business
    To develop knowledge and understanding of communication in organisations and to develop personal communication skills

  • Maximizing Resources to Achieve Business Success
    Effective use of resources can be business critical. This unit aims to ensure learners understand the range of resources businesses need, why this must be monitored and how this can be achieved through technology and other project management tools.
  • Managing People in Organisations
    People are often considered to be the most important resource in any organisation. This unit aims to give learners the knowledge and understanding about recruitment, performance management and development.
  • Working in Teams
    Good teamwork creates synergy within an organisation. This unit introduces the learner to the skills of teamwork- learners will explore the features of an effective team, motivation and leadership and the importance of delegating, influencing and developing excellent interpersonal skills.
  • The Health and Social Care Sector
    To develop understanding of the structure of the health and social care sector, how legislation and codes of practice impact on provision and the importance of multi-disciplinary working
  • The Travel and Tourism Sector
    This unit aims to develop understanding of the development and structure of the travel and tourism sector and how it is affected by external agencies and factors. An understanding of the impacts of tourism will also be developed.
  • IT and Society
    Learners will understand ethical, legal and regulatory issues relating to IT. They will also understand the impact of IT on society.
  • Mathematics
    To introduce the key principles and methods associated algebra, including transformations, logarithms, series; trigonometry, radians; circles; basic data handling, calculus.

  • Suitable for learners who are typically aged 18 and above.
  • Completed 12 years of schooling with good grades including minimum pass in mathematics. Or other equivalent qualifications at level 2 or relevant field experience will be considered whether they provide the necessary foundations to undertake the programme.
  • CEFR Level B1 English Language qualification in speaking, listening, reading and writing (approved in the UKVI SELT provider List. For more information please visit
  • Exemptions: Exemption is subject to approval from the awarding body. For further information, please contact the operations department on
  • Please note that there is no exemption on the English Language requirement unless it's stated in the UK Visas & immigration policy guidance.
  • Pre-course interview/ Initial assessment
  • The course normally requires one full academic year (3 terms) though capable students could take an intensive 6 months programme.

    • Portfolios, essays and report writing.
    • Practise and problem solving exercises.
    • Group and individual research projects.
    • Oral presentations, seminar and discussions.
    • Class tests and final exams (module dependant).

    Successful students progress onto undergraduate management programmes in varied disciplines such as; human resources management, accounting, business enterprise and many more.

    Students will also need to meet university's entry requirements along with the foundation programme.

    Jan, May and September


    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Yes, you will need to bring in the following documents
    • Clear copy of photograph ID (passport or driving license)
    • Passport size photos x2
    • National Insurance Number on card/letter
    • Proof of address - currently loving in now (issued in last 3 months)

    We will contact you regarding a start date for the course once we have had your loan approved.

    If your application is unsuccessful for whatever reason the college will not contact you to inform you about the outcome.

    No, we will not need any financial proof for your loan except for the ones mentioned above.

    You will need to apply before the deadline, which is at the end of the first week of the course. After that, no applications will be accepted.