BA (Hons) Business and Management with Foundation Year in Business 

Course Summary

This Business and Management BA (Hons) with Foundation Year in Business degree is delivered in partnership with Leeds Trinity University at LD Training campuses in London and Birmingham (Dudley).

Do you want to develop the essential management skills and experience to launch your business career? Our course is designed to provide you with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to business and management that will enable you to excel in a wide range of jobs once you graduate.

You’ll gain real-world experience through professional placements, and you’ll have the opportunity to conduct a business research project with an employer in your final year.

Study mode(s) and duration

Full time including Foundation Year, 4 years

Delivering Institution

LD Training Services Limited

Awarding Bodies

Leeds Trinity University

Start date(s)

January, May & September 2023


BA (Hons)

This four-year Business and Management BA (Hons) with Foundation Year in Business degree offers an alternative route into higher education and is designed for prospective students who may not have a sufficient or relevant academic background for University study. 

In the integrated Foundation Year in Business you will undertake modules to help develop your academic skills and confidence and will be introduced to key concepts, debates and skills that will support and inform your second, third and fourth years of undergraduate degree study. 

​You’ll study business objectives, practices and principles through case study research, lectures, workshops and student-led activities. You’ll look at the supply chain and logistics, production and project management as well as business organisation, human resources and the principles of leadership. 

​You’ll examine the modern business environment and how ‘start-up’ businesses grow as technology advances. You will focus on sustainability and the opportunities or limitations small businesses face, as well as developing your own concepts and business plans through a series of lectures, workshops, course work and group work. 

Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto Level 4 of the degree and will learn about the complexities of organisations, understanding their structure and HR management concepts.  

You’ll explore the fundamentals of accounting, finance and marketing, as well as getting the opportunity to learn about international business and marketing.

The programme has been developed in conjunction with employers and offers a well-rounded education in many areas of modern business management. It covers the organisational issues behind modern business, but also the legal, ethical and sustainability issues facing companies.

The underlying principle behind the course content is to mirror the modern business environment, giving you the opportunity to solve business problems in real-life case studies. You’ll learn in small groups, developing the confidence to work in project teams to a professional standard.

You’ll gain real-world experience through professional placements, helping you to develop the skills and experience you’ll need on your CV to impress potential employers and secure a job and you’ll have the opportunity to conduct a business research project with an employer in your final year. 

Following your degree, you will graduate with an invaluable combination of in-depth theoretical knowledge and professional experience, preparing you for a successful start to your career in business and management.

The module details given below are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Students will study a combination of core and option modules across their four years of study.

Modules by Year

Foundation Year
Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Introduction to Business Operations and Management
  • Starting a Business and Fundamentals of Marketing


Year 1
Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Principles and Applications of Macroeconomics
  • Management & Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Operations Management
  • Financial & Management Accounting
  • Ethics, Society and Employability


Year 2
Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Professional Development & Placement
  • Financial Management
  • Legal Issues for Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Business Research
  • People Management


Year 3
Core modules (students are required to take):

  • e-business and e-marketing
  • Business & Management Strategy
  • Corporate Sustainability


Students are also required to choose one option module from

  • Research Project*
  • Professional Learning Through Work


And two option modules from:

  • Leadership
  • Financial Reporting
  • International Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity


*There is a pre-requisite for this module

You’ll graduate with the knowledge, skills and experience to work effectively in a management role within a business organisation. You’ll also be well-prepared for a management trainee role, or you could choose to start your own business or continue on to postgraduate study. 

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, allowing you to apply and demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact

It is the aim of LD Training to provide a range of contemporary learning environments suited to meet your individual learning needs and your programme’s learning and curriculum, and to support you as you progress through your studies. Teaching and learning activities will take place in the context of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshop activities, and project work.

The learning and teaching approaches employed will encourage and increasingly guide you to become a self-motivated, independent learner capable of directing your own study. This is within a framework of academic rigour and the quality expected of undergraduate study.

LD Training is committed to providing a unique student-focused learning experience that is centred around providing you with the necessary support, facilities and learning environment needed to fulfil your potential. At LD Training, our student-focused and flexible approach to learning is at the heart of all that we do, ensuring every student is given the best possible support and environment in which to flourish. . We are passionate about ensuring that you are given both the academic and pastoral support needed to achieve your academic and personal development goals.

Academic support is provided throughout the duration of the programme. Programme Leaders, all of whom are also lecturers provide key information, advice and guidance (IAG) on employability and skills development Course delivery may be face-to-face or online/remote and includes:

  • Classroom lectures
  • Case studies
  • Group study
  • Project-based learning
  • Sessions on employability and enterprise skills
  • Role-play
  • Tutorials
  • Identification of learning styles and incorporation in the teaching methods
  • Guest lectures
  • Industry and corporate visits

Formative assessment is used throughout our programmes to support you with preparation for summative assessment. Formative assessment is used to assess how you are progressing with your understanding of key modules ahead of assignment submission. Additionally, academic study and writing skills sessions are available throughout the teaching semester.

Applicants should have GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or higher or accepted equivalent qualification and a level 3 qualification equivalent to an A level.

Applications are welcome from mature students with few or no formal qualifications. Any previous relevant work experience and learning will be considered as part of the application process.

This course is not available to students on a Student Route Visa.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our Admissions Office at who will be happy to advise you.

Our intake dates are found above under ‘Start date(s)’, and your application will be considered for the next intake.

Following review of your application by LD Training Services, information will be shared with Leeds Trinity University who will contact you with final confirmation of a decision on your application.

Please contact us for more information on how to apply.

UK & EU Students (with settled status):

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2022/2023.

Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Living costs, e.g. travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Support may be available to help with this cost. English and EU students can apply and find out more on the Student Finance section of the website.

When you apply for your student loan you will need to supply the correct UCAS code for your course of study.  This code will depend on your study location, course and start date (see table below) and will be sent to you in any offer email you receive from Leeds Trinity University. Please ensure that you use the correct code to help avoid delay with the processing of your application and receipt of any student loan.



Start date

UCAS course code

Birmingham (Dudley)

BA (Hons) Business and Management with Foundation Year in Business




BA (Hons) Business and Management with Foundation Year in Business





Start date

UCAS course code

Birmingham (Dudley)

BA (Hons) Business and Management with Foundation Year in Business




BA (Hons) Business and Management with Foundation Year in Business





Start date

UCAS course code

Birmingham (Dudley)

BA (Hons) Business and Management with Foundation Year in Business




BA (Hons) Business and Management with Foundation Year in Business



Students who are enrolled on this degree, delivered in partnership with Leeds Trinity University, are eligible for membership of Leeds Trinity Students’ Union. Information on how to join the Students’ Union will be given to you when you begin your course.