FdA Professional Leadership and Management [Online Learning]

Start Date: For further information, please call 0191 226 6313 or email enquiries@ncgdirect.co.uk.

Duration: 2 Years

Venue: Distance Learning

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Start Date: For further information, please call 0191 226 6313 or email enquiries@ncgdirect.co.uk.

Duration: 2 Years

Venue: Distance Learning

Apply Now

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

As an alternative NCG Direct also offer the opportunity to study for any one of the Professional Qualifications separately, you can then use the course credits towards the Foundation Degree if you wish, reducing both content and cost.

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 - Professional Leadership & Management.

In addition we've nested the course content of up to 4 Professional Qualifications, therefore offering you the opportunity to sit the professional bodies exam and achieve the following professional qualifications.

  • CIM: Level 3 Award in Marketing Principles 
  • PRINCE2® – Mapped to content of Foundation Certificate*
  • ILM Level 4 Award in Leadership and Management (Year 1)
  • ILM Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management (Year 2)
  • AAT: Level 2 Accountancy skills to run your business
  • (For an additional optional fee to cover exam fees)


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 226 6313 and they will talk you through your application.


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NCG Direct
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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 Project 1
  • Marketing and Customers
  • Finance Fundamentals

Year Two

  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Information Systems and Decision Making
  • Leadership and Change
  • Professional Development
  • Work Based Learning  2
  • Contemporary Issues in Leadership

This FdA programme is delivered through direct online learning, a flexible form of learning which allows you to study from home, work, on the move or wherever else is convenient, and at a time to suit you.

NCG On-line our online platform provides you with all the e-learning content, activities, resources and assessments to enable you to successfully complete your course. NCG online 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 course by a dedicated Personal Online 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 online and your programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments.

Whilst it is not a requirement of our on-line courses that you have to attend any classes we do offer 3 residential events per year. Your course fees include attendance at each of the residential events, 1 night’s accommodation and afternoon lunch.


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)

For students who complete our Foundation Degree Programme, you can progress from this programme to our Level 6 BA (Hons) Top Up or Business Management or Level 6 BA (Hons) Top Up Leadership and Management programme


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


The following entry requirements are usually required before progressing onto this course:

  • 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. 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.


£ 4,500.00 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 responsibility 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;

CIM: www.cim.co.uk
AAT: www.aat.org.uk

Prince2®: £100 Foundation (this can be made payable to NCG Direct)

For further information please contact NCG Direct on 0191 2266313

Additional Information
Funding Information: All NCG Direct FdA’s can be funded by a Student Loan for more information please visit the student loan Website: www.slc.co.uk or https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview.
You will need the relevant code to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan. Student Loans Company Codes: September Start: 694271 | January Start: 694270 | May Start: 694269. Alternatively your course can be funded by your employer. If you’re self-funding we offer a system of 7 equal instalments (per year)

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