Course Code: EM1HE525 UCAS Code: N213 Project Management - Foundation Degree Duration2.5 Years Day/s of weekTuesday Time09:00 - 21:00 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 12 Sep 2022 University Centre 2.5 Years / £6,562 Apply now 12 Sep 2022 University Centre 2 Years / £8,750 per year Apply now 12 Sep 2023 University Centre 2 Years / £9,000 per year Apply now 12 Sep 2023 University Centre 2.5 Years / £6,750 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary Exceptional project management skills are just what big business needs, but are not necessarily easy to find. In fact, many large-scale employers admit that they struggle to recruit graduates with the appropriate skills set. That's why a foundation degree in project management could be your route to a rewarding and highly lucrative career and also why the College has developed a highly responsive curriculum that is designed to produce the next generation of highly skilled project managers. Designed and updated in close collaboration with large local and national employers such as BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, Rhead Group and the APM (Association for Project Management), the programme will ensure you develop exactly the skills that employers are looking for and which allow your career to flourish. Course Detail This two-year programme provides a comprehensive study of all the key aspects of project management focussing on both the macro and micro issues facing any project manager. Helping students to build the essential tools and techniques of good project management is at the heart of the programme which looks at topics as diverse as finance, organisational strategy and conflict resolution. By the end of the programme, students should have developed competencies in all areas of project management and be able to transition either into further study or directly into a project management role. Entry Requirements A minimum of 80 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline. You should hold an appropriate Diploma/Extended Diploma, A-levels or an equivalent qualification along with a minimum of level 2 GCSE English and Mathematics. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis. Qualification Obtained FdSc Project Management What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Tools and Techniques of Project Management EM4MD026 20 No Project Team Dynamics EM4MD027 20 No Introduction to Academic Study Project Man EM4MD030 20 No Project Environment EM4MD031 20 No Managing Finance Within Projects EM4MD032 20 No Methods and Principles of Project Management EM4MD033 20 No Modules at level 5 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Contemporary Issues Within Project Management EM5MD033 20 No Negotiation and Conflict Resolution EM5MD035 20 No Major Project EM5MD037 20 No Organisational Strategy and Principles of Risk EM5MD038 20 No Legal Ethical Professional Issues Within Project Management EM5MD039 40 No Industry Placement and Field Trips Work based learning is heavily integrated into the FDSc Project Management programme, with relevant examples and 'live' briefs forming the basis for much of the degree's coursework. We envisaged that students entering this programme could be fully employed with a relevant project-based employer. If not, then we would expect students to undertake a work placement in the second year which offers scope to project manage within that organisation and which will give students the opportunity to trial some of the techniques they have acquired in the classroom. Learning and Teaching Methods Scheduled Learning Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits. Independent Study Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision. Placement Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 94% 86% 0% Exam 0% 0% 0% Practical 6% 14% 0% Assessment Methods Coursework Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently. Exam Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below. Practical Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 278 232 0 Independent 922 968 0 Placement 0 0 0 Total 1200 1200 0 Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Other Costs and Equipment All equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: Association of Project Management (APM) Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Programme Specification Programme Spec PRO-2018.pdf Adobe PDF, 266.67 KB Career Options and Progression Project management is in high demand across many industries and sectors, and as such, the career prospects for effective project professionals is excellent and typically attracts higher than average salaries compared to other management disciplines. This programme allows you to acquire a range of specific and transferable skills, knowledge and competencies aligned to and accredited by the project management professional body, APM. This in turn assures employers and prospective employers that you have gained exactly the right skills set to flourish in a project management role and excel in the delivery of project management outcomes Indeed, many of our graduates have progressed into senior project management roles across the UK, dealing with multi-million pound projects around the globe.