Professional Business Management - FdA (Online Learning)

Start Date: For further information, please call 0191 226 6313 or email

Duration: 2 Years

Venue: Distance Learning

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Start Date: For further information, please call 0191 226 6313 or email

Duration: 2 Years

Venue: Distance Learning

Apply Now

Our FdA in Professional Business Management is a unique programme which offers you the chance to achieve not only a Foundation Degree in Business Management but also up to four professional qualifications from a range of professional bodies including the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) & and PRINCE2®

This two year (240 credit) FdA Programme is delivered through flexible on-line learning, activities, resources & assessments to enable you to successfully complete your course.

NCG on-line also enables you and your tutors to actively take part in real time conversations, listen to and view recorded lectures and take part in live question and answer sessions.

You will be supported throughout your learner journey by a dedicated Personnel On-Line Lecturer and will have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students.

You will not need to travel to attend any classes; studying is carried out entirely on-line and your programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments. Whilst it is not an essential requirement of our on-line courses, we do include 3 residential events per year.

If you would like to discuss the course please visit or call us on 0191 2266313 or email us on

This course is aimed at individuals who wish to obtain a professionally relevant degree but don’t want to attend regular classes or give up their current job to go back to College or University.

The course is also an ideal opportunity for individuals who are currently working in a management role but who wish to seek a qualification and accreditation for the work they already do.

Foundation Degree in Professional Business Management.

The content is mapped to a number of Professional bodies giving you the opportunity to take the professional bodies exam at the end of the module to achieve the Professional Qualiication. *

  • CIM: Level 3 Award in Marketing Principles
  • AAT: Level 2 Accounting Skills to run your business
  • ILM Level 4: Award in Leadership & Management
  • ILM Level 4: Certificate in Leadership & Management
  • PRINCE2®





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You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

NCG Direct
Group e-learning
1st Floor
Parsons Annexe
Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call : 0191 226 6313 and we will send you an application form.

Year One

  • Personal Development and Academic Study Skills 
  • Project Management
  • Managing Business Organisations
  • Work Based Learning
  • Marketing and Customers
  • Finance Fundamentals

Year Two

  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations and Quality Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • Professional Development 
  • Work Based Learning
  • Contemporary Issues in Business Management

How does Distance Learning work with NCG direct?

Learning is the key pillar of the learning journey. NCG Direct provides an unrivalled combination of systems, content and resource support to our learners. An outline of the resources and support available includes the following:

A Personal On-line Tutor who will guide and support you through your studies

Learner view is where you can access your course site, set targets, view tutor notes and access assessments grades. On-line tutors will also be able to view this information for all the students in their cohort and provide valuable feedback.

NCG On-line Course Site You will have access to a Course site which will contain all the necessary learning materials, tools, support and information required to enable you to successively complete your course. This will include:

  • Study plans
  • Interactive e-learning content
  • Topic Resource and Activity Book
  • Video Tutorials
  • E-learning content
  • Formative assessments
  • Activities and case studies
  • On-line quizzes
  • Wikis
  • Discussion forums

You will be assessed using a range of methods including

  • Written assignments
  • Business reports
  • E-portfolios
  • Case studies
  • Discussion board contributions
  • In-tray exercises
  • Annotated journal reports
  • On-line multi-choice tests
  • Work based projects
  • Negotiated Learning Contracts (for more information on this method of assessment – see our section on Negotiated Learning Contracts)


On completion of their course students will be given support, information and guidance on progression routes onto BA top up courses and other vocational/academic courses.

The named progression route for the FdA Professional Business Management is the NCG BA (Hons) Business Management (Part Time)

Graduates who study Business and Management degrees are amongst the most valuable.

All jobs are set within some kind of business model; even if they are in the public or third sector there is a business model used to ensure goals are achieved and tasks completed on time and to budget.

The number of Management staff employed in UK organisations is set to grow to nearly 5 million by 2020, make sure you’re fully training and ahead of the competition by studying a Distance Learning Foundation Degree in Business Leadership & Management with NCG
*UK Commission’s Employer Skills Survey 2011: UK Results

Applicants must have one of the following:

  • A full A-Level Qualification
  • Level 3 (QCF) BTEC National Diploma in a business, leadership or management related subject area
  • Level 3 Professional qualification in a suitable business related area. E.g. Chartered Institute of Marketing, ILM Certificate in Leadership & Management
  • Relevant previous work experience
  • If English is not your first language you will also need an IELTS score of 5.5 or above.


£ 4,500 per year (2 years)

Additional Fees
NCG Direct will pay for the registration and membership fees for ILM only, please be aware, that it is the responsbility of the learners to pay for the individual professional body assessment fees and the registration/membership fee for any other professional body qualifications.
These can be found at;
Prince2®: £100 Foundation (this can be made payable to NCG Direct)

For further information please contact NCG Direct on 0191 2266313

Additional Information
Funding Opportunities: All NCG Direct FdA’s can be funded by a Student Loan for more information please visit the student loan Website: or Alternatively your course can be funded by your employer. If you’re self-funding we offer a system of 7 equal instalments (per year)

SLC Codes 2016 / 2017

September: 702342

January: 702341

May: 702340

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