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FdA in Management

Are you currently working and want to progress within management?

What is stopping you climbing the corporate ladder? It may be qualifications.

This is the course for you.

This is a work-based course for people in full, part time or volunteer work

You will learn the skills required to be an effective manager and gain knowledge about business finance, marketing and organisational behaviour. Practical skills will be developed, such as presentations, team working, report writing and digital literacy. You will have opportunities to use new digital software for project management or marketing

Our student population is also very diverse, covering a range of nationalities, ages, cultures, levels of experience, and prior knowledge. You will therefore have the chance to work with staff and students of many different backgrounds.

UCAS Course Code: N202

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 5

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    2 Years Full Time

  • UCAS Code


  • Awarding Body

    University of Lincoln

Apply or Enquire

This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:

Programmes within Lincoln International Business School are made up of a number of modules. Each module carries credits which contributes to your final degree. Modules are either 15 or 30 credits.   Usually, students’ study 60 credits per semester, typically this comprises four taught modules in each semester

Programme Structure

Level 4

Introduction to Business Finance – 15 Core

Managing Personal Development – 30 Core

Organisational Behaviour – 15 Core

Digital Technologies and Skills – 30 Core

Principles of Marketing – 15 Core

Introduction to Business Law – 15 Core

Level 5

Guided Work-based Project – 30 Core

Strategic Marketing Planning – 15 Core

Human Resource Management – 15 Core

Budgeting for Business – 15 Core

Operations Management – 15 Core

Principles of Project Management – 15 Core

Digital Business and Innovation – 15 Core




Teaching and Assessment Methods

The primary way of delivering this course is on campus

On campus teaching includes a combination of lectures, small group seminars, workshops, guest lectures and one to one discussions with your tutor.

Lectures are formal information sessions which usually last 60 minutes. These are designed to introduce key topics and give guidance around your reading.

Seminars are more informal sessions which take place in smaller seminar rooms. Seminars on average will have 18-22 students in the class and these sessions are approximately 60 minutes in length.

Students will receive 2 hours per module, 4 modules per week throughout this course. Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support.

Further support is available from the Students Support Team.

We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.

The requirements for applicants progressing from full-time education are 40 UCAS points/

NVQ3 or equivalent level 3 qualification. Some applicants come through the experiential

route (relevant work or life experience). We have a long and successful record of

supporting mature students, many of whom left formal education some time ago

If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. Progression from the FdA Management is normally on to BA (Hons) Business Management.  Progression is based on the achievement of the minimum threshold standard; this will vary between programmes and students should talk to their programme leader about progression options during the year.

This course provides a range of skills relevant across a variety of different management areas.  People who have completed this course have gone on to work in areas including Operations, Project Management and Human Resources Management. Au work in a of situation including hotels, logistics, insurance, recruitment, manufacturing and retail.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees



Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)
There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:
Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
Printing and photocopying

You may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

  • Course code: N202
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL)
  • Campus code: N

Apply on the UCAS website Make an enquiry Call 01724 294125