Prospectus 2020/21 - Exeter College

Prospectus 2020/21 - Exeter College
Prospectus 2020/21 - Exeter College
Welcome                                    2     Faculty of Sport, Leisure and Tourism                      61
Doing your degree differently             3-4    Coaching and Fitness                                       62
Supportive, caring and                           Football and Coaching Development                          63
outstanding teaching                      5-6    Sports Therapy                                             64
Exeter is your campus                       7    Teacher Education                                          65
Putting your future first                   8
Working together                         9-12    Certificate in Education                                   66
Graduation                              13-14    Postgraduate Certificate in Education                      67
About our programmes                    15-16    Higher Apprenticeships                              68-69
Which level is right for me?            17-18
                                                 Higher Level Professional Courses                          70
How to apply                            19-20
Fees, funding and support               21-22    Accounting Level 4 Diploma                                 70
Entry requirements                      23-24    Adult Care Level 4 Diploma                                 70
International                              25    Early Years Advanced Practitioner
City living                                26    Level 4 Certificate                                        70
Access to Higher Education              27-28    Human Resource Management
                                                 Level 5 Diploma                                            71
Faculty of Art and Design                 29     Leadership for Health and Social Care
Fine Art                                  30     and Children and Young People’s Services
Graphic Communication                     31     Level 5 Diploma                          71
Photography                               32     Leadership and Management for
Faculty of Business and IT                33     Residential Childcare Level 5 Diploma                      72
Business                                34-35    Management and Leadership
Business Management                     36-37    Level 5 Award (Unit 501)                                   72
Computing                               38-39    Management and Leadership Level 5
Faculty of Construction and                      Certificate (Units 501 and 502)                            72
the Built Environment                     40     Management and Leadership
Building Services                          41    Level 5 Diploma                                            72
Civil Engineering                       42-43    Project Management Level 5 Qualification 72
Construction                               44
                                                 Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 Diploma 73
Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace
and Automotive                            46     Key information                                            74
Electrical and Electronic Engineering   47-48
Manufacturing Engineering               49-50
Mechanical Engineering                  51-52
Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare                 We do everything possible to make sure that the
                                                 information in our publications and on our website is
and Public Services                       53     correct. However, we may need to make changes to
                                                 courses, fees and reduced fees at short notice, due to
Early Childhood Studies                    54    circumstances beyond our control.
Health and Social Care                  55-56
                                                 Please check course details and prices before you enrol.
Public Services                         57-58    The college cannot be held responsible for any errors,
Faculty of Media                          59     omissions or changes. This prospectus can be made
                                                 available in other formats or in languages other than
Film and TV Production                    60     English. Please contact reception on 01392 400500.

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Prospectus 2020/21 - Exeter College
 to our Centre for
 University Level Studies
                                                      higher education provider. The TEF aims
                                                      to recognise and reward excellence
                                                      in teaching, learning and outcomes
                                                      for students, including gaining
                                                      Our higher education students are an
                                                      important community at the heart of
                                                      our college life. Our university level
                                                      students have been represented on the
                                                      Board of Governors for the last four
                                                      years. In this role, they have represented
                                                      the voice of higher education at the very
                                                      highest levels.
                                                      We offer a great range of provision,
                                                      in a university city, matched with first-
                                                      rate progression into employment
There has never been a more
                                                      and on to further study. This is capped
exciting time to consider a                           by great teaching, dedicated support
university level programme                            and excellent results. I started my own
with us, as we open our new                           higher education journey at Exeter
Institute of Technology                               College, albeit a few years ago, so
Building at the start of 2021 to                      this part of our college community
provide a new home for higher                         is something that I have personal
                                                      experience of. Every year we celebrate
level technical and applied
                                                      the achievements of higher education
programmes.                                           students in the truly spectacular setting
We offer you the opportunity to ‘do your              of Exeter Cathedral.
degree differently’ with smaller class
sizes and a supportive environment with
                                                                 John Laramy
excellent teaching. We were ranked Gold
                                                                 Principal and Chief Executive
in the Teaching Excellence and Student
Outcomes Framework (TEF), cementing
our reputation as a top-performing

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Supportive, caring, and outstanding teaching.
You will be supported in your studies by specialists in their field with a passion for
their subject, with the time to provide you with the confidence and support you
may need to succeed in your studies.

Small group sizes.
You won’t be lost in the crowd with us. Our smaller class sizes mean we get to know
you as individuals. This enables us to offer better engagement in tutorials, more
opportunities for your voice to be heard, and peer discussion.

Take your pick of degrees.
We work closely with well respected university partners and national awarding
bodies, and our programmes are accredited by them. These include the University
of Exeter and the University of Plymouth. This gives you a choice of a wide range of
courses right here with us.

Thriving Exeter.
Exeter is a thriving and prosperous university city, combining a fantastic quality of
life with friends and family, together with excellent employment prospects. The city
is one of the fastest growing in the country, and has been named among the Top 10
hubs for tech jobs in the UK.

Putting your future first.
With our focus on technical and professional education, you will acquire skills,
knowledge and understanding that are highly valued by employers.

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Exeter College has been awarded the ‘Gold’
standard for delivering consistently outstanding
teaching, learning and outcomes for its
university level students.
The coveted Gold award highlights that                The Teaching Excellence and Student
the college’s Centre for University Level             Outcomes Framework (TEF) was
Studies is among the best in the country              introduced by the Government to build
for teaching and employment outcomes.                 evidence about the performance of
In 2017, the college was one of only 16               the UK’s world class higher education
colleges in the whole country to be rated             sector. Each provider was rated Gold,
Gold, putting us in the top 20% of the                Silver or Bronze. The TEF awards were
299 colleges and universities in the UK               decided by an independent panel of
(judged under the Teaching Excellence                 experts, including academics, students
and Student Outcomes Framework). A                    and employer representatives.
panel of expert judges awarded Exeter                 Drawing on national data, and evidence
College Gold for ‘delivering consistently             submitted by each university or college,
outstanding teaching, learning and                    the TEF measures excellence in three
outcomes for its students’ and found                  areas: teaching quality, the learning
it to be among the ‘highest quality                   environment and the educational and
found in the UK’. The results and the                 professional outcomes achieved by
underlying evidence are designed to                   students.
help students thinking about which
university or college to study with.

      Exeter College is praised for its:
      › outstanding employment outcomes, which are supported by an
          effective strategic focus on vocational and professional education,
          allowing students to acquire skills, knowledge and understanding
          which are highly valued by employers
      ›   teaching, learning and assessment practices, which provide scope for
          outstanding levels of stretch that ensure all students are significantly
          challenged to achieve their full potential
      ›   optimum levels of contact time, which secure the highest levels of
          student engagement
      ›   outstanding individualised learning, which is enhanced through an
          effective personal tutor system
      ›   embedded college culture that facilitates, recognises and rewards
          excellent teaching
      ›   range of outstanding digital and industry specific facilities
          actively used by students, and which impact positively on enhancing
          their learning

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Supportive, caring,
and outstanding
Your voice will be heard
By studying with us you will enjoy the
benefits of a personalised approach to
teaching and a much more supportive
environment than traditional
universities. Students enjoy small class
sizes, one to one support and regular
group or individual tutorials. Studying
with us means your voice won’t get lost
in a busy lecture theatre.

We offer opportunities to have your
say and feedback on your course
and experiences at college, we pride
ourselves in making sure that your
voice is heard and that your opinion
matters. There are dedicated members
of staff who will ensure that you
are represented and supported
throughout your time here. The Student
Engagement Officer will be your first
point of contact for all elements of your
experience and will be able to signpost
you to any support services you need.

                                               We have seven Learning Resource
                                               Centres (LRCs) to support you
                                               with your studies
                                               Each LRC is equipped with a wide range
                                               of computers, books, journals and
                                               equipment to support your studies. You
                                               will also have access to additional online
                                               resources via your partner university or
Students taking part in Learner Voice          awarding body.

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Specialist facilities are provided to                        The support for students
ensure you are career ready                                  is incredible, if you ever
We are very proud of our investments,                        need to just have a chat,
including recently opened facilities                         there is always someone
such as a 3G sports training and playing
ground and our Centre for Advanced
                                                             on hand to listen and try
Industrial Automation.                                       and understand how they
                                                             can help.
Lecturers with real experience
You are likely to be taught by                                        James, Public Services
lecturers with real industry as well                                  student
as academic experience, giving you
a balance of academic and practical
knowledge, which can help in finding a
graduate position.                                                          of students

We work hard to ensure you                                     84.5%        agreed teaching
                                                                            on their
                                                                            course is good.
benefit from our industry
partnerships                                                                (NSS) 2019
This means you can learn from
professional speakers, work in specialist
environments and have contacts to help
further your chosen career.

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                                                                                  is your campus
The city is on a clear upward
trajectory and is one of the
fastest growing in the country.
As a student of Exeter College you
will be able to take full advantage of
student discount events, club nights, art
exhibitions, live music, theatre, comedy
and sporting events.
Exeter may be one of the country’s
oldest cities, but that doesn’t mean it’s
behind the times. Far from it, the city is
in fact a prosperous and thriving cultural
hotspot which is continually developing
and growing. It is already home to major
firms such as the Met Office and there
is a world class Science Park just east of
the city.

                                                            A snazzy contemporary shopping
                                                            centre brings bursts of the modern;
                                                            thousands of university students
                                                            ensure a buzzing nightlife; and the
                                                            vibrant quayside acts as a launch
                                                            pad for cycling or kayaking trips.
From shops, theatres, museums and a                         Throw in some stylish places to stay
thriving nightlife, Exeter is the perfect                   and eat, and you have a relaxed but
backdrop for students to learn and                          lively base for explorations.
study in and it provides plenty of
employment opportunities for your                                           Lonely Planet Guide
future too.

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Putting your
future first
With our focus on technical and
professional education, you will acquire
skills, knowledge and understanding
that are highly valued by employers.
University level study can also increase
earning potential, job satisfaction and                               97.6%
employment opportunities. Many                                        of full time students go
employers favour graduates in their                                   on to further education
recruitment.                                                          or employment.
                                                                      (TEF 2018/19)
According to government statistics,
graduates and postgraduates continue
to have higher employment rates                           I developed an abundance
and are more likely to work in highly
skilled jobs.
                                                          of personal skills such as
                                                          team work, leadership
FdAs, FdScs, HNCs and HNDs are
industry based, employer linked                           and organisation.
qualifications that can prepare you well
for your next steps.

                                                       During my time at Exeter College
                                                       I gained invaluable experience
                                                       at Taylor Wimpey as a Trainee
                                                       Project Manager, and after leaving
                                                       college I was promoted to Technical
                                                       Coordinator. I now work as Technical
                                                       Coordinator for Barratt & David
                                                       Wilson Homes. The course helped
                                                       me focus my development and gave
                                                       me a strong understanding of the
                                                       wider elements of the construction

                                                       Chris studied Construction HNC

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We are proud to work in partnership with our well-
respected university partners and awarding bodies,
enabling our students to study in Exeter and at the
same time benefit from a wide range of programmes.
The University of Plymouth
is renowned for high quality,
internationally-leading education,
research and innovation.
With a mission to Advance Knowledge
and Transform Lives, Plymouth is a top
50 research university,* with clusters
of world-class research across a range
of disciplines, including marine science
and engineering, medicine, robotics
and psychology. The University is also
a three-time winner of the Queen’s
Anniversary Prize for Higher Education.

As a partner college student, you can
access online University services, use
its library, electronic resources and
learning support materials through its
web-based student portal (including
access to the Careers Service online
careers information portal (MyCareer)
and jobs board). You can link in with
the Students’ Union (UPSU) and access
sports clubs, societies, the advice
service, volunteering opportunities,
student representation and University
sports facilities.

                   *Research Fortnight
                    Research Power
                    League Table 2014

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The University of Exeter is
                                                     amongst the top 150 universities
                                                     worldwide according to the
                                                     Times Higher Education World
                                                     University Rankings - the most
                                                     influential global league table.
                                                     A member of the Russell Group,
                                                     the University has an outstanding
                                                     reputation, with 98% of its research
                                                     ranked as being of international quality
                                                     in the 2014 Research Excellence
                                                     Framework. This benefits the student
                                                     experience, as the latest academic
                                                     ideas and discoveries feed directly into
                                                     undergraduate modules. Students
                                                     can take advantage of a wide range of
                                                     excellent employability support, with
                                                     95% of the university’s graduates being
                                                     in employment or further study six
                                                     months after graduation (Destination of
                                                     Leavers from Higher Education survey
                                                     of 2016-2017 graduates).
                                                     At Exeter College you can study a
                                                     Business Management Bachelor of Arts
                                                     Ordinary Degree (BA (Ord)) programme,
                                                     a PGCE or Certificate in Education, all of
                                                     which are awarded by the University of
                                                     Exeter. Students are registered at the
                                                     University of Exeter and so you are able
                                                     to access the university’s library, online
                                                     resources and sports facilities and you
                                                     can become a member of its Students’

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Plymouth Marjon University
has a long history of education
excellence. It was founded in
London as the UK’s first teacher
training institute and in 2020 will
celebrate its 180th anniversary.
The University is
recognised as an
open, welcoming
university which
develops outstanding graduates ready
for the world of work. It offers expertise
across creative arts, business, social
sciences including psychology and
criminology, teaching and education,
sport, and health and wellbeing.
Plymouth Marjon University excels at
high quality teaching within an inclusive
and supportive academic community.
As a result it has been ranked the top
university in England for teaching
quality in both 2018 and 2019 by the
Sunday Times Good University Guide,
and in both years was also ranked in
the top 10 for student support. The
University was ranked 7th in England
for social inclusion in these rankings in
2019. Further demonstrating the very
high satisfaction of Marjon students,
the University is also 3rd in England for
course and lecturers in the WhatUni
Student Choice Awards 2019.
The campus includes a sport and health
centre, sport therapy clinic, a grassy
quad, woodlands and allotments, a
theatre, cinema and games room, and
onsite student accommodation.
As a partner college student, you will
have access to a range of facilities, in
particular our online library resources.

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BTEC qualifications come from
                                                     Pearson, the UK’s largest
                                                     awarding body.
                                                                      Pearson provides a wide
                                                                      range of qualifications
                                                                      including academic,
                                                                      vocational, occupational
                                                     and specific programmes for employers.
                                                     Pearson’s range of Higher National
                                                     Diplomas (HNDs) and Higher National
                                                     Certificates (HNCs) have a strong
                                                     emphasis on developing practical
                                                     skills alongside specialist knowledge
                                                     and understanding for the sector.
                                                     These qualifications are recognised
                                                     internationally by employers as
                                                     providing learners with the key concepts
                                                     and practical skills for direct progression
                                                     to, or within, employment.
                                                     Pearson is the world’s learning
                                                     company, with expertise in educational
                                                     courseware and assessment, and a
                                                     range of teaching and learning services
                                                     powered by technology. Their mission
                                                     is to help people make progress in their
                                                     lives through access to better learning.
                                                     They believe that learning opens up
                                                     opportunities, creating fulfilling careers
                                                     and better lives. Pearson is a global
                                                     company with a presence in more than
                                                     70 countries.
                                                     Find out more about how Pearson can
                                                     help learners at

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We are proud that we are able
to offer our university level
students a unique graduation
With a grand procession through the city centre,
culminating in a ceremony that takes place in Exeter
Cathedral, we truly believe there is no better way
to celebrate your achievements. This exciting and
rewarding event is much enjoyed by our students and
we are often told it is the perfect way to end their time
studying with us.

                                                        Graduation is really
                                                        exciting. I never thought
                                                        I’d get to wear a cap and
                                                        gown in my life, so my
                                                        family are incredibly proud,
                                                        and I am too - it’s great!

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Exeter College was a really nurturing
environment. I was given a lot of
bespoke advice and a lot of support
and opportunities to talk directly to
people such as Tim Western, the Lead
Director of JLL. It was Exeter College’s
relationship with local employers that
built the foundation for me to be able
to go on to an internship and then a
Graduate Scheme at JLL.

Katie studied Business
Management BA Ord

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About our
Our Centre for University Level
Studies offers a suite of
qualifications at university level.

You may find the information below          Foundation Degrees
useful to understand the types of           (FdA, FdEng and FdSc)
programmes available. If you would like     Foundation degrees are qualifications
advice on which programme is right for      in their own right at Level 4 and 5 or
you, please contact our Adult Advice        you can top them up to a full honours
Team on 01392 400170 or email:              degree (Level 6) by completing a final                  top up year. Foundation degrees are
                                            university level qualifications, like other
                                            degrees, however these programmes
                                            are designed with a particular area
                                            of work in mind and with the help of
                                            employers from that sector. Typically,
                                            you will get the chance to undertake
                                            work based or work related learning,
                                            as well as classroom based sessions,
                                            developing specialist and transferable
                                            skills. So whether you are looking to
                                            change jobs, return to work or boost
                                            your career prospects, foundation
                                            degrees offer a route into university
                                            level study for people of all ages and

                                            BTEC Higher National Certificate
                                            (HNC) and Higher National Diploma
                                            (HND) programmes
                                            These are programmes related to an
                                            area of work and are highly valued by
                                            employers. They are designed to give

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you the skills to put your knowledge to               whilst studying the foundation degree.
effective use in a particular job. You can            This is an undergraduate academic
use this as a qualification in its own right          degree at Level 6 which runs as a one
or for entry to the second or third year              year, full time programme or two year,
of some degree programmes. A HNC                      part time programme.
is a Level 4 qualification and a HND is a
Level 5 qualification.                                Certificate in Education (Cert Ed)
                                                      The Cert Ed is a two year part time
Bachelor of Arts Ordinary Degree                      course for both degree and non-degree
(BA (Ord))                                            holders and is a Level 5 qualification. It
We offer an opportunity to top up to a                is suited to those already working in a
full Bachelor of Arts Ordinary Degree                 teaching role in the post-16 or training
(BA Ord) in Business Management                       sector and is designed to develop
in partnership with the University                    planning, delivery and assessment
of Exeter if you have successfully                    practices.
completed a higher national diploma
(HND) or foundation degree (FdA) in                   Postgraduate Certificate in
a business or management related                      Education (PGCE) – incorporating a
subject. This is a Level 6 qualification.             Diploma in Education and Training
                                                      The PGCE is a one year university level
Bachelor of Science Honours                           course for degree holders and is a
Degree (BSc (Hons))                                   Level 7 qualification. It is an advanced
We offer a Health and Social Care                     but non-degree qualification which
Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc Hons)                mainly focuses on developing your
Top Up Degree and Public Services                     teaching skills with support from a
Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc Hons)                subject specialist mentor to develop
Top Up Degree in partnership with the                 your subject expertise. Please see the
University of Plymouth which expands                  website for more information about all
on the knowledge and skills gained                    of our teaching qualifications.

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Which level
is right for me?
We appreciate that there are numerous choices available
when it comes to choosing the right path for you. We hope
the simple guide below will help explain the different
levels. If you need advice on what qualification is right for
you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 Level 7                   Master’s Degree
                           MA, MSc, MPhil


 Level 6                                                                                        Degree
                                             Top Up

 Level 5           Degree
                   BA, BSc               Foundation
                                           Degree                                                Higher
                                       FdA, FdSc, FdEng                                      Apprenticeships
 Level 4                                                                   HNC

 Level 3
                       Extended             IB                          Access Advanced
               A Level Diploma         (International                   to HE Apprentice- T Level
                           (National   Baccalaureate)                  Diploma   ships

Level 3 is the key to your university                   An Access to Higher Education Diploma
level education...these qualifications will             might be the stepping stone you need to
help you progress through education to                  begin your journey – see pages 27-28 for
achieve your career goals.                              further information.

If you haven’t already achieved a Level 3
qualification, contact us – we can help you             This information is intended as a guide, for specific entry
on your journey.                                        requirements, please see the website.

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Our students
I chose my course because it’s what I want to do professionally,
it will help me to become a screen writer and develop my skills
in directing. It’s also close to home and I feel like it’s still giving
me the skills that I would have learnt at any other university
in the country. I enjoy it because it’s hands on, you get a lot
of support from lecturers due to the small class sizes. You
also get work experience opportunities and many contacts
which can help me in the future along with master classes
from industry professionals. I would recommend the course to

Cameron is studying
Film and TV Production FdA

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How to apply
We aim to make the application process as easy
as possible. Here is our guide to getting it right. If
you need advice and guidance, then please contact
us and we would be happy to help.
1. Apply
   › If you haven’t studied with us before and are applying for full time study
		 - apply via UCAS
   › If you want to apply for part time study (and those who have studied with
      us in the year prior to joining a university level programme) - apply via
      our website or request a printed application form. Please also visit our
      website or request an application form if you wish to apply for a Higher
2. Receive an acknowledgement of application
3. If you meet the requirements, attend an interview and receive
   a conditional offer (or unconditional if you already meet the entry
4. Receive enrolment information and welcome pack during the summer
5. Send us your results, if applicable
6. Enrol with our Centre for University Level Studies in September
7. Start your studies

When should I apply?                          When completing a UCAS application
Apply now.                                    you will need a course code. These
                                              can be found on our website, in this
Most applications are made through
                                              guide and on the UCAS website. You
UCAS between September and January.
                                              will also need our Institution Code,
However, you can continue to apply via
                                              this is E81.
UCAS through spring and summer 2020.
Visit for further information.
If you’re applying for a part time course    Is there a deadline?
you can still apply to us directly. You      The main UCAS deadline will be
can download an application form             in January, however, students can
here:       continue applying after this date. We
apply. Alternatively, you can request a      will consider applications up to summer
printed application form which can be        2020. You don’t need to have accepted
dropped off to one of our city centre        your offer to apply for student finance,
receptions or you can post it to: Advice     just apply with your preferred choice
and Recruitment Team, Exeter College,        and you can update it later.
Hele Road, Exeter, EX4 4JS.

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If you are a UK or EU student and are                 offer will become unconditional. If
interested in applying for funding then               you are concerned about your results
we strongly recommend applying for                    and whether or not you still meet the
student finance as early as possible. This            entry criteria, then you can contact us
will ensure your application is processed             on or after results day to discuss your
for the start of your course and help to              options..
avoid any problems.
                                                      The Clearing hotline opens on
You can find further details, dates and
deadlines on the Gov UK website
                                                      Thursday 13th August 2020 A Level If you would                  results day. Call us on 01392 400170
like further guidance at any stage of
your application, then please contact us              When do I start?
on 01392 400170.                                      September 2020
                                                      Enrolment normally falls within the
What happens next?                                    first week of September. You will be
January 2020 - May 2020                               given your course start date then which
You will usually hear back from us                    is normally within the following two
between January and May with an offer,                weeks. This will give you time to settle
depending on when we received your                    into life as a university level student.
application. In some cases you may be
invited in for an interview before we                 Be prepared
make an offer, this is to get to know you
                                                      Even with the best intentions,
and ensure the course is right for you.
                                                      sometimes things don’t go to plan.
Your offer will be either conditional
                                                      So just in case you don’t get the results
(depending on results) or unconditional.
                                                      you were expecting it’s important
It is important that you respond to us so
                                                      to have a second option lined up.
that we know how you would like
                                                      We are always happy to talk through
to proceed.
                                                      your options or you can find further
When will I receive further                           information on the UCAS website:
June 2020 - August 2020                               For more information, and to speak
During the summer we will send you a                  directly to us, please call 01392 400170
welcome pack with information relating                or email
to enrolment and your course. Keep an
eye out for this information which may
include important dates and times for
enrolling and starting your programme.
If you have any further questions over
the summer you can always contact us
on 01392 400170.

August 2020
If your offer is conditional and you are
waiting to receive your grades, you
should receive exam results during
August. If you achieve the entry criteria
stated in the conditions, then your

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Fees, funding
and support
The tuition fees for
the following full time
programmes currently
range from £7,495 to
£7,995 per year.
› Bachelor of Arts Ordinary Degree
  (BA (Ord)) and Bachelor of Science
  Honours Degree (BSc (Hons))
› Foundation Degree (FdA)
› Higher National Certificate (HNC)
› Higher National Diploma (HND)
› Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  (PGCE)                                     Each faculty aims to run trips and visits
                                             to enhance your learning, so make sure
The tuition fees for part time               you check individual programme listings
programmes are pro rata. The full time       to see what options are available to
fee can depend on the number of credits      you. Please note that in some instances
you study per year.                          these trips will incur an additional cost.
If you are studying for a Higher             Please talk to your programme leader
Apprenticeship, fees may be payable via      for more information.
the Apprenticeship Levy.                     Fees are subject to review on an
If you decide to go on to further            annual basis and may vary between
study, the fees for the course you are       programmes and modes of study.
progressing to will be different from your   Check the website for up to date
college tuition fees. Please contact the     information, including details about
institution offering the course for up to    our Hardship Fund and Care Leavers
date fees information. We recommend          Bursary:
applying for Student Finance as early as
possible. This will ensure your Student      The above information applies to home
Finance is processed for the start of your   and EU students. International students
course and help to avoid any delayed         should contact the International Office
payments. You can find further details,      for information on fees:
dates and deadlines on the government
website If you
would like further guidance, then please
contact us on 01392 400170.

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Apply online to Student Finance
                                                      England at:
                                                      › Follow the links for Extra Help and
                                                        then complete the downloadable
                                                        form DSA1
                                                      › The DSA1 application is also available
                                                        from the Adult Advice Team at
                                                        Exeter College. Please ask us if you
                                                        need help filling this in
                                                      › When you apply for DSA funding
                                                        you will be asked to produce
                                                        evidence of your disability, long
                                                        term health condition, mental health
                                                        condition or specific learning
                                                        difficulty. Your evidence needs
                                                        to be in date and has to have been
                                                        completed after the age of 16

                                                       If you would like to speak to somebody
                                                       about your support needs, please call
                                                       our DSA Adviser on: 01392 400443 or

Additional learning support                           Need childcare?
If you have a disability, including a                 The college’s nursery is located in
long term health condition, mental                    purpose built premises next to the
health condition or specific learning                 Centre for Creative Industries (opposite
difficulty, including dyslexia or                     Exeter Central railway station). The
dyspraxia, you may be able to get                     nursery has excellent indoor and
extra help. If you feel that this applies             outdoor facilities, with three playrooms
to you and you will need extra support                for the under twos, toddlers and
while you are studying, it is essential               pre-school children. The fully qualified
that you apply for Disabled Students’                 team of nursery professionals are
Allowance (DSA) before the start of                   dedicated to looking after children aged
your programme. If you do not have                    three months to five years old. They
DSA agreed before you start your                      offer the children a variety of exciting
programme at Exeter College, it could                 and engaging activities across the day to
affect any study support that you                     enable them to learn through their play.
might need or be eligible for.                        For further details, or to book a visit to
                                                      the nursery, call the Nursery Manager
                                                      on 01392 400534 or visit: exe-coll.
How to apply for extra help
You should apply for Disabled
Students’ Allowance (DSA) funding as
soon as possible, as it will take time for
DSA to process your application.

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Entry requirements
We welcome applications from people
with appropriate qualifications, prior
work experience or a demonstrable
interest and talent in a subject.
If you are unsure whether you have the
right knowledge and skills to succeed
on a university level programme, or the
correct entry requirements, then please
contact our Adult Advice Team for
further information.

General entry requirements
For most programmes the
requirements are:
› GCSE English Language and Maths
   at grade 4 (or grade C)* or above (or
   equivalent O Level or numeric GCSE
› 64 UCAS tariff points (minimum)
   from relevant Level 3 qualifications,
   such as two or more A Levels or an
   Extended National Diploma
› An appropriate NVQ at Level 3 or
› An Access to Higher Education
   Diploma at Level 3 (see pages 27-28) or
› Qualifications deemed equivalent
   to the above

Some programmes have specific
additional requirements, these are
detailed on the website.

If you do not currently have the required
qualifications please contact Adult
Advice on 01392 400170.
                                                          Our UCAS institution code is E81.
*Please note, from 2017 a grade C in English and          UCAS course codes can be found
 Maths equivalent is a grade 4                            on the relevant pages on the

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Quick guide to the UCAS tariff
The UCAS tariff is a means of allocating points to post-16 qualifications and is used
for entry to university level education. Points are calculated by multiplying the size
band for a qualification by the grade band to form an overall score. Examples for
common entry qualifications are given below.

                                                       BTEC Extended         BTEC National
 Tariff Points      1 A Level       2 A Levels
                                                      National Diploma         Diploma

      64                 -               CC                  MPP                  MM
      56                 A*              CD                   -                     -
      48                 A               DD                  PPP                   MP
      40                 B               DE                   -                     -
      32                 C               EE                   -                    PP

To find out the UCAS tariff points applied to your qualifications and grades, and to
use the online calculator, visit the UCAS website:

Adult learners                                        Requirement for DBS checks
Adult learners from non-traditional                   Enhanced Disclosure and Barring
backgrounds without the specified                     Service (DBS) checks will be required
qualifications may be considered based                for all students working with young
on merit, that is, their work experience              people or vulnerable adults as part
and their ability to adapt to the                     of their work based learning or
academic demands of a university                      professional practice.
level programme.
                                                      Please check the entry requirements
                                                      for your course to find out if you need
                                                      a DBS check. Guidance about DBS
                                                      applications will be given by the college.

                                                      Exeter College complies fully regarding
                                                      the correct handling, use, storage,
                                                      retention and disposal of disclosures
                                                      and disclosure information. It also
                                                      complies fully with its obligations under
                                                      the Data Protection Act 1998 and other
                                                      relevant legislation pertaining to the
                                                      safe handling, use, storage, retention
                                                      and disposal of disclosure information.
                                                      We have a written policy which is
                                                      available to view on request.

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The college is                                Student visas and immigration
recognised as a sponsor                       You will be asked to provide your
                                              passport and visa as part of the
by the UK Visa and                            application process. Should we offer
Immigration service and                       you an unconditional place on one
we warmly welcome                             of our full time programmes, we
                                              can provide you with a Certificate of
international students                        Acceptance for Studies (CAS), which
to our campus.                                will then allow you to apply for your
                                              Tier 4 (General) Visa. For up to date
The International Team will be on             visa and immigration information and
hand to support you throughout your           advice please refer to the UK Visa and
application and during your studies           Immigration service and UK Council for
at Exeter College. If you have any            International Student Affairs websites:
questions regarding studying at Exeter
College, please do not hesitate to get in     ukvisas-and-immigration and

Entry criteria                                English language entry
To enter our university level                 requirements
programmes you must have completed            If English is not your first language
university entrance level qualifications.     you will need to provide evidence that
Different countries may vary in the level     your level of English is high enough
of their qualifications, to check if your     to study our programmes. For all of
qualifications are eligible please contact    our degree programmes we require a
our International Team on                     minimum UKVI Academic International
+44 (0)1392 400662. Alternatively, visit      English Language Testing System (UKVI
the NARIC website for qualification           IELTS) score of 6.0 or a GCSE grade C (4)
comparisons at: If you          or above.*
are having difficulties making your
application through UCAS please go            English Language courses
to:           at Exeter College
nonukstudents                                 If you need to improve your English
                                              language skills before going on to
Accommodation for international               university level education, or need
students                                      ongoing language support during your
Exeter offers a variety of accommodation      programme, then the English Language
for students including studio flats,          Centre at Exeter College offers IELTS
cluster flats, host families and shared       preparation classes, language support
houses (private landlords). Please see        workshops, full time English courses and
page 26 for more information.                 part time English for Speakers of Other
                                              Languages (ESOL) classes.
                                              * Please note, from 2017 a grade C in English and
                                              Maths equivalent is a grade 4

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City living
                                                   While there is plenty
                                                   of time to think about
                                                   where you would like
                                                   to live, and the type
                                                   of accommodation
                                                   that would best suit
                                                   you and your budget,
                                                   we advise that you
                                                   start looking as soon
                                                   as you have received
                                                   an offer.
                                                   The city offers a wide variety of
                                                   accommodation for students, including
                                                   studio flats, cluster flats and shared
                                                   houses (through private landlords).
                                                   Prices do vary between providers
                                                   and average at £140-£180 per week.
                                                   All of the purpose built student
                                                   accommodation is close to the city
                                                   centre and within 10-15 minutes’ walk
                                                   of the centre’s main campus
                                                   (Hele Road).

                                                   Please check our website for more
                                                   information about accommodation
                                                   providers in the city:
                                                   accommodation or contact our
                                                   Adult Advice Team on 01392 400170 or

Check the
      the website
          website for
                  for further
                      further information:
Access to
 Higher Education
The Access to Higher Education Diplomas are a well established
and very successful route in to university level study for adult
students who may lack formal entry qualifications, wish to
pursue a change of career and/or need to develop confidence
and practice in their study skills.
We are looking for                                         Applicants will need
applicants with:                                           to complete:
› A high level of motivation to be an                      › An Access to Higher Education
  independent student with a                                 application form
  willingness for self study
                                                           › A one to one interview with a
› The commitment to studying a full                          course tutor. You may also be asked
  time, challenging course                                   to complete an initial assessment of
› GCSE English and Maths at grade C                          literacy and numeracy skills
  or above*
› GCSE Science at grade C or                               You will be taught and assessed through
  above (for Science and Healthcare                        a combination of lectures, small
  Diplomas)                                                group work, practical exercises, group
                                                           discussions, seminars and tutorials. You
› Evidence of recent study is desirable
                                                           will collect evidence of your work from
› A clear idea of the university level                     20 units over 35 weeks and present it as
  programmes that you wish to                              a portfolio of work.
  apply for
 *Please note, from 2017 a grade C in English and
 Maths equivalent is a grade 4

                                                               For more information about
 Age 19+ and studying                                          Access Diplomas please contact
 a Level 3 to Level 6**                                        us on: 01392 400170 or visit:
 Apply for an Advanced Learner
 Loan to pay for course fees.
 For more details email:                                   **Excluding a university level course for which a student or                             loan can be applied for.
 telephone 01392 400170

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Access Diplomas currently available:
Here is just a sample of the potential study/careers routes you could take after
studying Access with us:
Art and Design                                        Science
Textile Design, Animation, Photography,               Dental Hygiene, Medical Science,
Graphic Design Illustration or Fashion                Nutrition, Radiography, Medical
Communication.                                        Imaging, Veterinary Science,
                                                      Engineering or Computer Science.
Accountancy, Leadership and                           Social Science
Management, Business Administration                   Teaching, Psychology, Law, Research,
or Business Studies.                                  Linguistics, History, Ancient History,
                                                      Criminology, Psychology, Sociology,
Computing                                             English, International Relations or
Computer Science, Computer                            Geography.
Networking, Software Development,
Cyber Security or Forensic Computing.
                                                        Some of these Diplomas have routes
Healthcare                                              into degree level study at our Centre
Occupational Therapy, Nursing,                          for University Level Studies at Exeter
Physiotherapy, Midwifery or Paramedic                   College. Find out more on our
Sciences.                                               website.

Ancient History, Teaching, Criminology,
Sociology, English, International
Relations, Psychology or Geography.

       I have found the transition back
       into education to be an eye
       opening, brilliant experience and I
       am thoroughly enjoying my course.
       The staff and support available
       at Exeter College have been
       excellent. My tutor is always ready
       to help if I have any queries and
       is extremely knowledgeable. The
       learning environment has been
       tailored to suit an adult learner.

     Jonathan studied Access
     to Higher Education, Science
     (Physics and Maths)

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Art and Design
At Exeter School of Art we aim to inspire each
individual, and support you in growing both
personally and professionally as we prepare you
for your next steps in the arts.

        Having already studied my A Levels and Diploma in
        Graphic Design at Exeter College, I was fully aware of
        how good the quality of​teaching is. Having lecturers
        be able to help progress my skills​week in and week out
        is something I’ve rarely come across in my​education.
        All lecturers have had experience in the field which I’m​
        studying, so I learn a lot from them and get a closer
        grasp of what​the industry is really like before I go into
        it myself.​
        Being surrounded by people who are thinking in the
        same way as me and can relate to my interests has
        definitely been one of the​best parts about my courses.
        Having knowledgeable teachers and​great facilities,
        such as darkrooms and large Learning Resource
        Centres, has meant my time at Exeter College has been
        full of new experiences and opportunities.​
        Exeter College has helped me find who I am and what I
        want to do​in the future.​

                                      Robert, Graphic​
                                      Communication FdA

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Fine Art
Foundation Degree (FdA)
FdA Fine Art at Exeter                                   You could go on to careers such as…
School of Art is inspiring and                           The knowledge, skills, confidence
challenging.                                             and contacts you develop on this
This course prepares you for                             course will help you to maintain a
progression onto a visual arts                           professional art practice, and/or to
career and the final year of a BA                        gain employment with, for example,
Hons degree. Year one encourages                         cultural organisations or in teaching.
experimentation across a range of
disciplines from drawing to moving                       KEY INFORMATION
image and year two is focussed on the                    UCAS Code: W100 FdA/FA
development of your unique studio                        Length: This is a two year, full time
practice. Alongside supporting you                       programme or three year, part time
to develop as a critically reflective                    programme.
artist we encourage professional                         How many days a week? Taught sessions
development for future careers,                          in college take place over two days per
which is enabled by our vital                            week, with a minimum of 10 hours direct
partnerships with museums, arts                          contact time with lecturers plus occasional
organisations and professional artists.                  workshops and trips. In addition, you should
                                                         expect to do 15 hours per week to develop
How will I be taught and assessed?                       your work, either in the studio provided or
Each student has a dedicated work                        Entry requirements: You will need a
area within a studio. Taught sessions                    minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points or
are underpinned by a high level                          equivalent, such as an Access to Higher
of tutorial support and include                          Education Diploma (see pages 27-28) or a
practical skills, ideas development                      Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation
and seminars on modern and                               Studies. You will be interviewed and asked
contemporary arts practice and                           to present a portfolio of visual work that
                                                         demonstrates an interest and curiosity in the
theory. The programme is modular
                                                         visual world and a desire to communicate.
and coursework based, assessments                        Please see pages 23-24 for full details.
take place at the end of each module
and requirements vary according to                       Modules (for guidance only):*
each module.                                             ›   Introduction to fine art methods
                                                         ›   Exploring materials
You could progress to…                                   ›   Time-based practices
On successful completion of the                          ›   Critical studies
course, you may be able to progress                      ›   Working in the environment
                                                         ›   Professional development
to the BA (Hons) Fine Art at the
University of Plymouth or to another                     *Subject to approval for 2020-21 and therefore some
higher education institution.                            modules may change.
Please note, there is a deadline for
progression applications and places
may be subject to availability.

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Graphic Communication
Foundation Degree (FdA)
This exciting and challenging                       BA (Hons) Graphic Communication
programme will develop                              with Typography at the University of
your creativity in graphic and                      Plymouth, as well as seek employment
communication design within                         in the industry. Please note, there is a
a dynamic and stimulating                           deadline for progression applications
learning environment.                               and places may be subject to availability.

You will be able to explore your                    You could go on to careers such as…
own design practice through the                     Graphic design, advertising, marketing,
development of practical skills,                    website design. Past students have
problem solving, creative thinking                  gone on to work for local and national
and self motivation. You will also be               graphic design companies.
supported in developing an awareness
of contemporary design practice both in             KEY INFORMATION
the UK and abroad.                                  UCAS Code: WP23 FdA/GC
You will benefit from engaging with                 Length: A two year, full time programme or
local designers and design companies                three year, part time programme.
and, where possible, work on live design            How many days a week? You should expect
briefs. The programme also provides                 to be in college between two and three days
the opportunity to enter prestigious                a week. You will have a minimum of 9 hours
national student design competitions                direct contact time with tutors/lecturers – in
such as the D&AD New Blood Awards                   addition to this there is workshop time, talks
                                                    and tutorials.
and the Design Bridge Awards. Through
our links with industry we are able                 Entry requirements: You will need a
to offer real life interaction with a               minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points or
                                                    equivalent, such as an Access to Higher
diverse range of clients enforcing and
                                                    Education Diploma (see pages 27-28) or a
underpinning professional presentation              Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation
skills.                                             Studies. All appropriately qualified applicants
                                                    will also be required to attend a portfolio
How will I be taught and assessed?
                                                    interview. Please see pages 23-24 for
A wide variety of teaching methods                  full details.
are used in the programme, from one                 Modules (for guidance only):*
to one tutorials, lectures, workshops               › Typography
and demonstrations to group critiques               › Branding
and seminars. Modules are assessed by               › Packaging
coursework, with the exception of two               › Advertising
which are both assessed by a mix of                 › Editorial design
coursework and practical.                           › Digital techniques
                                                    › Progression and professional practice
You could progress to…                              › Graphic communication in context
On successful completion of the
programme you may be able to                        *Subject to approval for 2020-21 and therefore
                                                    some modules may change.
progress on to the final year of the

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Foundation Degree (FdA)
This exciting, practical and                             BA (Hons) Photography at the
professional programme                                   University of Plymouth, apply for a place
will enable you to explore                               at another university of your choice or
photographic practice through                            follow your chosen career path through
the development of appropriate                           the photographic industries. Please
skills and the creation of original                      note, there is a deadline for progression
artwork using both traditional                           applications and places may be subject
                                                         to availability.
processes and digital technology.
                                                         You could go on to careers such as…
This programme focuses on building
the professional, technical, creative                    Freelance photographic practice,
and intellectual skills needed for                       photojournalism, press and
you to be successful in your chosen                      editorial, advertising, event and
field. Key elements include local and                    product photography, exhibiting,
international trips and residential                      curating, teaching, research and
visits, close relationships with local art               postgraduate study.
organisations providing opportunities
to regularly exhibit work, an integrated                 KEY INFORMATION
visiting lecturer programme and a                        UCAS Code: WW62 FdA/PDA
broad range of experience working
                                                         Length: Two year, full time programme or
on both internally and externally set                    three year, part time programme.
professional assignments and briefs.
                                                         How many days a week? You should expect
How will I be taught and assessed?                       to be in college between two and three days
                                                         a week. You will have a minimum of 9 hours
The programme is modular and
                                                         direct contact time with tutors/lecturers – in
coursework based, with one module                        addition to this there is workshop time, talks
including a practical element. Work                      and tutorials.
will be assessed at key points during
                                                         Entry requirements: You will need a
the year. A significant part of your                     minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points and
time will be spent in the studios,                       GCSE English at grade C (4) or above. All
photographic and digital workshops                       appropriately qualified applicants will also
and lecture rooms. Practical teaching                    be required to attend a portfolio interview.
is underpinned by an integrated                          Please see pages 23-24 for full details.
lecture series, tutorial programme and                   Modules (for guidance only):
a high level of pastoral support. You                    › Introduction to photographic processes
will produce an essay and give an oral                   › Specialist photographic processes
presentation of your research in the                     › Collaborative practice
first and second year as part of the                     › Professional photographic contexts
critical studies element.                                › Advanced photographic practices
                                                         › Specialist photographic contexts
You could progress to…                                   › Progression and independent practice
On successful completion of the
programme you may be able to
progress on to the final year of the

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Business and IT
The faculty of Business and IT is based in
Victoria House on Queen Street. With a city
centre location, the provision thrives on the
links and interaction with the local business
community, and allows students from near
and far to engage in university level study that
supports the region.

                   I progressed on from A Levels at Exeter
                   College to the HNC, then HND in Business
                   and I'm now progressing on to the
                   University of Exeter for the Top Up year - a
                   BA in Business Studies. I chose to progress
                   on to study the HNC at Exeter College
                   because I was already used to the learning
                   environment and I knew my way around
                   the college. I'm excited about the future -
                   I'm currently looking at Graduate Schemes
                   and employers for next year.

                               Ethan, Business

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Higher National Certificate (HNC)
This programme is designed                            You could go on to careers such as…
to equip you with the core                            Students who complete the HNC in
knowledge, understanding and                          Business have the opportunity to
skills required for success in                        pursue opportunities in a range of
current and future employment in                      fields, depending on their area of
the field of business.                                interest. Previous students have found
                                                      careers in the following areas: retail,
This programme covers a broad                         human resources, marketing, accounts,
overview of business allowing you                     and corporate sales.
to develop wide ranging skills and
knowledge. It has been developed to
                                                      KEY INFORMATION
provide you with the expertise and
experience that will benefit employers.               UCAS Code: N111
                                                      Length: One year, full time programme.
How will I be taught and assessed?
                                                      How many days a week? Two to three days.
This programme is modular and
                                                      Entry requirements: You will need 64 UCAS
coursework based. Most units will be
                                                      tariff points. Please see pages 23-24 for
assessed by a mixture of coursework                   full details. You will have the opportunity
and end of unit tests. Some practical                 to select a pathway to specialise in (this will
units are assessed by 100% coursework.                be subject to numbers and interest). All
Teaching methods include formal                       pathways will include a research project and
lectures, practical sessions and role                 organisational behaviour as core units.
plays, with some units supported by                   Modules (for guidance only):
guest speakers.                                       › Business and the business environment
                                                      › Marketing essentials
You could progress to…                                › Human resource management
Successful completion of the Business                 › Management and operations
                                                      › Management accounting
HNC will provide the opportunity
                                                      › Managing a successful business project
to progress to the Business Higher
                                                      › Business law
National Diploma (HND) here at our                    › Entrepreneurship and small
Centre for University Level Studies (see                business management
page 35) or alternatively you may wish
to seek employment in the industry.

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Higher National Diploma (HND)
Through a range of practical and                   It is important to recognise that the
theoretical curriculum, this course                skills acquired on the programme
will equip students with the                       also allow graduates to set up their
knowledge and skills required                      own enterprise, fully embracing their
for a successful career in the                     potential through self-employment
field of business.                                 and entrepreneurship.

How will I be taught and assessed?                 KEY INFORMATION
This programme is modular and                      UCAS Code: 022N HND/B
coursework based. Assessment will                  Length: Two year, full time programme (with
be a mixture of coursework, which                  optional exit qualification after one year).
may include essays, portfolios and                 How many days a week? Two to three days.
presentations, as well as practical
                                                   Entry requirements: You will need 64 UCAS
assessment. Teaching methods include               tariff points. Please see pages 23-24 for full
formal lectures and practical sessions             details. You will hold the HNC in Business,
supported by guest speakers.                       as detailed on page 34, at a Merit profile
                                                   if entering at HND level. You will have the
You could progress to…
                                                   opportunity to select a pathway to specialise
You may wish to progress on to the                 in (this will be subject to numbers and
Business Management Bachelor of                    interest). All pathways will include a research
Arts Ordinary Degree (BA Ord) with us,             project and organisational behaviour as
accredited by the University of Exeter             core units.
(see page 37). You could also progress             Modules (for guidance only):
on to an honours degree at another                 › Understanding and leading change
higher education institution in                      (Management Pathway)
a related area, however, this is                   › Global business environment
                                                     (Management Pathway)
subject to the institution’s entry
                                                   › Launching a new venture
and admissions criteria.                             (Entrepreneurship Pathway)
 You could go on to careers such as…               › Managing and running a small business
                                                     (Entrepreneurship Pathway)
Students who complete the HND in                   › Product and service development
Business have the opportunity to branch              (Marketing Pathway)
out in a range of fields, depending                › Digital marketing (Marketing Pathway)
on their area of interest and chosen
pathway. Previous students have
found careers in the following areas:
retail management, human resources,
further education teaching, marketing
(social media management), accounts
management and corporate sales.

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