• LevelLevel 5
  • DurationSeptember – May (30 weeks)
  • Awarding bodyThe Open University


You will develop a broad understanding of business activity and focus on the influence of management and HR management in contemporary organisations as they learn to survive and thrive in a competitive and ever-challenging environment. The key business functions of Finance and Marketing will also be examined. You will investigate local and national employers to build up case study knowledge, through which you will apply your knowledge using a practical lens. Finally, you will start to map out your own strengths, providing you a platform to develop your future career and academic plans, as you start to showcase your skills to potential employers.

You will also be eligible to claim dual accreditation for a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 certificate by the end of the course.

This programme is IoT (Institute of Technology) recognised, guaranteeing you outstanding technical training.  

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Course Information

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01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.
Year 1 core modules include:

•   The Organisational Environment

•   Introduction to Business Finance

•   Understanding Business Organisations

•   Contemporary Human Resource Management

•   Marketing tools & principles in a digital age

•   Developing Individual Potential

Year 2 core modules include:

•   Employee Resourcing in the 21st Century

•   Macro Economics

•   Innovation & Entrepreneurship

•   Leading and Managing Change

•   Industry Related Project

Day time, week-days. Learning is face to face.

Entry requirements

• You will need to have achieved 48 UCAS tariff points from an appropriate Level 3 qualification (NVQ 3, BTEC Award, A Level or relevant T Level qualification) as well as possessing GCSE or equivalent grade 9-4 (A-C) in English and in maths.
• Non-standard applicants for both full and part time modes of study will be considered based on individual merit and industrial experience relevant to the programme. This decision will be determined by interview.

Successful students may choose to progress to the BA (Hons) Business, a one year top-up programme also delivered at the College, to gain a full honours degree award.

Fees payable directly to Middlesbrough College, £6,900 per year.
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Please apply through UCAS for this course. Our team will make contact with you for further details to arrange an interview. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place via UCAS.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply directly to us then please press the apply now button at the top of this webpage. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place on the programme and upload your application to UCAS for you.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

If you are worried about the cost of higher education, it might help to know there are a range of financial support schemes available to help with course fees when studying at Middlesbrough College. Our Student Services department can offer advice and guidance when students apply for a loan or bursary.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from the town centre. As well as being just a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from a bursary that can help with the costs of travel.


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