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Foundation Degree Enterprise (Land-Based) 2018 Entry UCAS Code: 001B


This programme of study sets out to equip the “would be” entrepreneur with the ability to develop the skills required to create a new business venture or develop a new revenue stream within an existing organisation.


Through a blend of classroom and experiential learning you will consider what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how to address legal issues, market your product and develop your business idea. These courses will require you to be active and engage with the marketplace and potentially develop a business, while also developing your academic abilities in the classroom. Your aim would be to leave this course with both a foundation degree and a viable business plan or business. Students may elect to follow one of two specialist streams: Creating Rural Enterprise or Creating Visitor Enterprise.

Modules of Study Include:

Year 1

• Introduction to Enterprise
• Introduction to Finance
• Introduction to Marketing
• Market Research
• Developing the Entrepreneur
• Understanding your Market

Year 2

• Human Resource Management for the
• Small Medium Enterprise (SME)
• Advancing the Entrepreneur
• Next steps for the SME

Specialist Units

Creating Rural Enterprise Stream

• Developing Creativity in Enterprise
• Developing a Specialist Market
• Creating Enterprise

Creating Visitor Enterprise Stream

• Creative Visitor Attraction Management
• Developing a Tourist Based Enterprise
• Creating Visitor Enterprise

Subject to validation

Entry Requirements

For admission to Foundation Degree courses (except Veterinary Nursing), students must have achieved grade C or above in a minimum of five GCSE subjects including English, Mathematics and Science or have passed suitable equivalents.  In addition, for admission onto FdSc programmes, students must have achieved a pass grade in a minimum of one ‘A2’ level subject (or equivalent) or have successfully completed an Extended/ National Diploma in a relevant subject area. Using the UCAS tariff system, a typical offer for admission to the FdSc would be a minimum 48 UCAS points*.

Some students will be invited to attend an interview at Askham Bryan College and places will be subject to a satisfactory reference. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

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Further Study

The main progress of the course would be into running a business, or progression onto a B Ent (Bachelor of Enterprise) degree and then onto a Masters in Enterprise.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400