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Tutor profile: freelance designer and pattern cutter Janet Stanway

Tutor Janet Stanway teaches on the fashion and costume design degree

Janet Stanway is one of our expert tutors on the fashion and costume design degree. Outside the College, she’s a freelance designer and pattern cutter for Lavelle Division in Bolton, which produces clothing for high street brands.

Janet specialises in pattern and Gerber construction and garment manufacturing and has worked in the clothing industry since 1989. "Pattern construction is taking somebody’s sketch - for a dress for example - from a 2D flat pattern to a 3D shape," Janet says.

Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdSc) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6907 Course Code: CR26777-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: P26G
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

UCAS applications

Applications for full-time higher education courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website at www.ucas.ac.uk.

Institution code is M10 and course code is P26G.

Call our Course Enquiry Team on 0800 068 8585 for further details.


Programming Design for Games Development

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6907
Course instance ID: 
585033585035
Course code: 
CR26777-01
UCAS course code: 
P26G
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdSc)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Computing and IT
Location: 
Openshaw Campus

What's the Programming Design for Games Development course about?

The course will teach programming and software development skills with an emphasis on the games development industry. Students will learn how to program a computer and then develop these skills to make exciting desktop, web-based and / mobile games .

MODULE/UNIT OVERVIEW
- Academic and Professional Practice
- Fundamentals of Programming
- Introduction to Web and Databases
- Software Design (e.g. Algorithms and HCI)
- Further programming (e.g. C, C++ or objective C)
- Digital Graphics (e.g. PhotoShop, Gimp, 3D Studio Max)
- Mathematical Physics for Games
- Commercial Game Engines and Computer Gaming Software

The units will be assessed by coursework, programming projects and written exams

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

- BA (Hons) Software Development (currently offered at The Manchester College)
- BA (Hons) Business and Computing IT

Many students go on to work in the computer, web or games industry as developers, designers, technicians and programmers

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

- Three A levels at grade C or above
- GCSE maths and English at grade C or above
- Strong commitment to the course.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Programming Design for Games Development course?

FdSc Programming Design for Games Development

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

How much will the course cost me?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.

The College reserves the right to withdraw courses before they have started where the minimum economic number of learners stated have not been recruited to a course. Course can only run if a minimum of 10 students are recruited.

Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6905 Course Code: CR26775-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: C16S
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

UCAS applications

Applications for full-time higher education courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website at www.ucas.ac.uk.

Institution code is M10 and course code is C16S.

Call our Course Enquiry Team on 0800 068 8585 for further details.


Criminology and Social Justice

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6905
Course instance ID: 
585025585027
Course code: 
CR26775-01
UCAS course code: 
C16S
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Public Services
Location: 
Openshaw Campus

What's the Criminology and Social Justice course about?

During this exciting course you will examine the causes and consequences of crime, research and evaluate theory and practice in criminal justice, undertake a work placement in related to the area, partake in a series of visits to relevant organisations and hear high quality guest speakers. You will also consider and evaluate current trends and new initiatives, compare and contrast the different ideological approaches to criminal justice particularly in relation to the ongoing debates on punishment and rehabilitation, and consider the approach to special populations within the system with an emphasis on young offenders.

The course will provide you with a wide range of possible employment opportunities within the criminal justice system, such as, Probation Work, Community Development workers, Police Officer, Prison Officer, Social Worker, Local Government, Social Researcher, Adult Guidance Worker, and various opportunities with private sector providers, charities and Voluntary organisations.

Modules will cover various aspects including:-
- Criminal Law
- English Legal System
- Criminology
- Politics and Social Policy
- Personal and Academic Development
- Practice-based Research Project
- Social Justice and Crime
- Partnerships & Multi-Agency Working

We'll assess you in a variety of different ways, including essays, exams, presentations, coursework, examinations, self-evaluation and research evaluation.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

The course will provide you with a wide range of possible employment opportunities within the criminal justice system, such as, Probation Work, Community Development workers, Police Officer, Prison Officer, Social Worker, Local Government, Social Researcher, Adult Guidance Worker, and various opportunities with private sector providers, charities and Voluntary organisations.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Applicants should have a desire to work within the criminal justice system or supporting organisations. You should to develop you academically competence and capable of developing the professional and social skills necessary for employment within the criminal Justice Systems / linked services.

The entry requirements are:
- 200 UCAS points.
Mature student will be given an interview and those with sufficient industrial and relevant experience may gain entry under the accreditation of prior learning (APEL) procedure.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Criminology and Social Justice course?

FdA Criminology and Social Justice

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

How much will the course cost me?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.

The College reserves the right to withdraw courses before they have started where the minimum economic number of learners stated have not been recruited to a course. Course can only run if a minimum of 10 students are recruited.

Qualification type: Bachelor of Arts Location:
Subject area: Level: 6
Leaflet Number: 6909 Course Code: CR26779-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: 3M68
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

UCAS applications

Applications for full-time higher education courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website at www.ucas.ac.uk.

Institution code is M10 and course code is 3M68.

Call our Course Enquiry Team on 0800 068 8585 for further details.


Special Effects Make-up Artistry (Top-Up)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6909
Course instance ID: 
585043585041
Course code: 
CR26779-01
UCAS course code: 
3M68
Qualification type: 
Bachelor of Arts
Level: 
6
Subject area: 
Hair and Beauty Therapy
Location: 
Fielden Campus

What's the Special Effects Make-up Artistry (Top-Up) course about?

The programme is designed to offer students who have successfully completed the foundation degree, or a similar course in make-up, the opportunity to obtain the award of an honours degree.

The programme comprises of a range of core modules designed to further extend key skills, attributes and advance technical ability in the art of make-up transformation.

The programme aims to produce professional make-up artists who are equipped with all the skills to adapt and respond to the challenging demands of the make-up industry.

With the exciting new developments occurring in the world of TV, Manchester is set to become an exhilarating and innovative media city. Make-up artists in this region are highly sought after due to the new BBC Media City at Salford Quays and the redevelopment of ITVs Granada Studios which provide our students with excellent opportunities to gain significant experience and work placements.

The programme is delivered full time over two days by industry specialist staff, further supported by a range of guest speakers. In addition, students have been able to travel to make-up artist exhibitions and events, including London IMATS and Mac pro Liverpool.

Students will study:
Advanced character creation to further investigate the transformational aspects of make-up and to extend their skills in prosthetic art. Through the examination of how the human body can be modified, extended and distorted through the use of prosthetics, the student will extend their application and colouring technical effects to construct prosthetic characterisations

Advanced materials and processes related advance skills within the art of prosthetic construction, through the exploration of for example, fibre glass materials. The student will further develop their awareness of the variety of 3 dimensional techniques available, through the utilisation of 2D and 3D approaches in the generation and communication of SFX design developments.

Promotional development to give students the necessary marketing skills to publicise their expertise as a make-up artist. Students will investigate and analyse the concept of marketing in relation to the media industry, how the internet can be utilised as a marketing tool, culminating in the generation of an online profile or website to showcase their work to prospective employers.

Advanced creative portfolio project providing a framework to explore personalised ideas and concepts by undertaking supervised, student-centred projects. Students are encouraged to identify an issue or set of issues around which to focus ideas development whilst supporting the extension of their research and presentation skills.

Advanced contextual project enabling the students to undertake primary and secondary research to examine their chosen topic in depth and reflect on associated critical debates.

The student's practical expertise will be assessed through the activities undertaken in workshops, studio and external environments.

Examples of assessments include:
- Dissertation
- E-Portfolio
- Professional Practice
- Presentation
- Show reel
- Website/profile
- Peer Assessment
- Essays
- Observations

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

Upon successful completion of the course students will be equipped with the skills to progress directly into employment as Make-Up Artists within a broad spectrum of make-up disciplines including: TV, Film, Fashion, Editorial, Bridal or Teaching

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

The ideal candidate will have a passion for make-up, be creative and enthusiastic. It will be beneficial if you have undertaken work experience within the make-up industry to give you an insight into the working practices of a make-up artist.

Applicants to the course will be expected to possess one of the following qualifications,
- A Foundation Degree in a related subject area, including experience of making and applying prosthetic pieces.
- A HND in a related subject area, including experience of making and applying prosthetic pieces.

All students must formally apply through UCAS and applicants who are shortlisted may be invited to attend an interview.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Special Effects Make-up Artistry (Top-Up) course?

BA (Hons) Special Effects Make-up Artistry (Top-Up)

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)

How much will the course cost me?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.

The College reserves the right to withdraw courses before they have started where the minimum economic number of learners stated have not been recruited to a course. Course can only run if a minimum of 10 students are recruited.

Qualification type: Bachelor of Arts Location:
Subject area: Level: 6
Leaflet Number: 6908 Course Code: CR26778-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: 3M67
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

UCAS applications

Applications for full-time higher education courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website at www.ucas.ac.uk.

Institution code is M10 and course code is 3M67.

Call our Course Enquiry Team on 0800 068 8585 for further details.


Make-up Artistry (Top-Up)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6908
Course instance ID: 
585037585039
Course code: 
CR26778-01
UCAS course code: 
3M67
Qualification type: 
Bachelor of Arts
Level: 
6
Subject area: 
Hair and Beauty Therapy
Location: 
Fielden Campus

What's the Make-up Artistry (Top-Up) course about?

The programme is designed to offer students who have successfully completed the foundation degree, or a similar course in make-up, the opportunity to obtain the award of an honours degree.

The programme comprises of a range of core modules designed to further extend key skills, attributes and advance technical ability in the art of make-up transformation.

The programme aims to produce professional make-up artists who are equipped with all the skills to adapt and respond to the challenging demands of the make-up industry.

With the exciting new developments occurring in the world of TV, Manchester is set to become an exhilarating and innovative media city. Make-up artists in this region are highly sought after due to the new BBC Media City at Salford Quays and the redevelopment of ITVs Granada Studios which provide our students with excellent opportunities to gain significant experience and work placements.

The programme is delivered full time over two days by industry specialist staff, further supported by a range of guest speakers. In addition, students have been able to travel to make-up artist exhibitions and events, including London IMATS and Mac pro Liverpool.

Students will study:

Multi-media show reel development to engage students in meaningful liaison and collaboration via projects with other students or professionals from complementary performance disciplines. Along with promoting their talent, students also develop enterprise and advanced employability skills.

Advanced materials and processes for characterisation, through examining and developing specialist skills each student will explore emerging issues and perceptions of continuity within a production, Students will focus on individual projects that extend their personal design and research in relation to characterisation for stage and screen productions.

Promotional development to give students the necessary marketing skills to publicise their expertise as a make-up artist. Students will investigate and analyse the concept of marketing in relation to the media industry, how the internet can be utilised as a marketing tool, culminating in the generation of an online profile or website to showcase their work to prospective employers.

Advanced creative portfolio project providing a framework to explore personalised ideas and concepts by undertaking supervised, student-centred projects. Students are encouraged to identify an issue or set of issues around which to focus ideas development whilst supporting the extension of their research and presentation skills.

Advanced contextual project enabling the students to undertake primary and secondary research to examine their chosen topic in depth and reflect on associated critical debates.

The students? practical expertise will be assessed through the activities undertaken in workshops, studio and external environments.

Examples of assessments include:
- Dissertation
- E-Portfolio
- Professional practice
- Presentation
- Show reel
- Website/profile
- Peer Assessment
- Essays
- Observations

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

Upon successful completion of the course students will be equipped with the skills to progress directly into employment as Make-Up Artists within a broad spectrum of make-up disciplines including: TV, Film, Fashion, Editorial, Bridal or Teaching

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

The ideal candidate will have a passion for make-up, be creative and enthusiastic. It will be beneficial if you have undertaken work experience within the make-up industry to give you an insight into the working practices of a make-up artist.

Applicants to the course will be expected to possess one of the following qualifications,

- A Foundation Degree in a related subject area, including experience of making and applying prosthetic pieces.

- A HND in a related subject area, including experience of making and applying prosthetic pieces.

All students must formally apply through UCAS and applicants who are shortlisted may be invited to attend an interview.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Make-up Artistry (Top-Up) course?

BA (Hons) Make-up Artistry (Top-Up) Level 6

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)

How much will the course cost me?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.

The College reserves the right to withdraw courses before they have started where the minimum economic number of learners stated have not been recruited to a course. Course can only run if a minimum of 10 students are recruited.

Qualification type: Bachelor of Arts Location:
Subject area: Level: 6
Leaflet Number: 6903 Course Code: CR26773-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: T16Y
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

UCAS applications

Applications for full-time higher education courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website at www.ucas.ac.uk.

Institution code is M10 and course code is T16Y.

Call our Course Enquiry Team on 0800 068 8585 for further details.


Advanced Practice in Childhood Studies. (Top up year)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6903
Course instance ID: 
585017585019
Course code: 
CR26773-01
UCAS course code: 
T16Y
Qualification type: 
Bachelor of Arts
Level: 
6
Subject area: 
Care
Location: 
Moston Campus

What's the Advanced Practice in Childhood Studies. (Top up year) course about?

This course has been specifically designed to support practitioners who already have experience in the early years sector and want to enhance their own knowledge and experience further. Students will develop advanced practice with children from birth to 16 years, with a broad overview of their social and educational needs, considering theoretical perspectives. The course is a work based model and you will refer to your own practice throughout enhancing your ability to reflect and improve your own skills as well as other team members developing supervisory skills as the year progresses. There is an emphasis on the importance of continuous provision and how this enhances children's holistic development, team work, and the planning -assessment cycle. Practitioners will critically analyse the current social practice and the impact this has on families , provision, team working and early years management. As a consequence, you will develop skills in communication, organisation, team work and interagency practice. You will gain an awareness of critical analysis both academically and of the early years sector in practice, as you are mentored through your independent research topic. This research topic will support employability and career progression as you focus on a specific area that is a current issue or area of interest in relation to current social policy and practice.

Ba(Hons) UNITS:
- Managing your setting.
- Social policy.
- Current issues for PSHE development. (including promoting British values in your setting)
- Continuous professional development.
- Independent Specialised research project.

- Assignments/ portfolios/ research unit/ presentations/case studies.
- Practical Work place assessments

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

On successful completion of the Ba(Hons) degree candidates may progress onto a PGCE in lifelong learning/Ma in Early Childhood Studies..

Career prospects may include Early Years management roles.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

We welcome all applicants from all age groups. Ideally you may have a level 5/ HND or FD in Early Years Practice or equivalent.
GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above or equivalent.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an enthusiasm for working in professional environments. It is essential to develop a level of IT skills prior to the start of the course.
All applicants will be invited in for an interview where they will be expected to produce a written piece of work.

All enquiries welcome.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Advanced Practice in Childhood Studies. (Top up year) course?

Ba(Hons) in Advanced Practice in Childhood Studies. (Top up year)

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)

How much will the course cost me?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.

The College reserves the right to withdraw courses before they have started where the minimum economic number of learners stated have not been recruited to a course. Course can only run if a minimum of 10 students are recruited.

Qualification type: HND Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6901 Course Code: CR26771-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: H26M
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

UCAS applications

Applications for full-time higher education courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website at www.ucas.ac.uk.

Institution code is M10 and course code is H26M.

Call our Course Enquiry Team on 0800 068 8585 for further details.


Hospitality Management

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6901
Course instance ID: 
585006585013
Course code: 
CR26771-01
UCAS course code: 
H26M
Qualification type: 
HND
Level: 
5
Location: 
Fielden Campus

What's the Hospitality Management course about?

The hospitality is a dynamic and fast growing area of employment offering the opportunity to work in varied environments in the UK and around the world.
The Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management (HND) is a 2 year vocational course. This means that not only do you learn the theoretical aspects but it also provides you with ability to relate this to the real world of work. The first year focuses on developing your culinary skills and provides knowledge needed for management positions. The second year extends culinary expertise with essential managerial skills.

Assessment is through a range of methods, including practical activities and the application of theories and concepts, providing you with the advantage of being a strategic thinker, skilled practitioner and proactive manager in challenging economic times.

The HND hospitality management is also recognised as being equivalent to the first two years of a UK degree. HN graduates will therefore gain entry into the third and final year at a university and be able to work toward obtaining a BA Honours Degree in only one further year of study.

Year One

The Contemporary Hospitality Industry; This unit will enable learners to gain understanding of the nature and diversity of hospitality and its constituent industries, including the range of job roles and employment possibilities.

Finance in the Hospitality Industry; This unit will enable learners to develop practical understanding of the accounting techniques used to control costs and profits, and to support managers in making effective short-term decisions.

Customer Service; This unit enables learners to gain understanding of customer service policies and the purpose of promoting a customer-focused culture and to gain skills to provide customer service.

Resource Management in Hospitality; This unit will enable learners to gain understanding of the principles and application of resource management to a commercial operation, including the contribution of procurement strategies.

Planning and Managing Food Production and Beverage Service; This unit will enable learners to gain understanding of the dynamic environment of food and beverage delivery systems and develop skills in producing and analysing food and beverage preparation plans.

Contemporary Gastronomy; The aim of this unit is to enable learners to gain understanding of gastronomy and gastronomic principles.

World Food; This unit enables learners to understand the multicultural influences and key determinants that contribute to international cuisine, and develop skills in preparing and cooking dishes from different world regions.

Year Two

Research Project; To develop learners? skills of independent enquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to their Higher Education programme and professional development.

Food and Beverage Operations Management; This unit will enable learners to gain understanding of the day-to-day activities and procedures involved in food and beverage operations, whilst also developing a range of practical operational skills.

Rooms Division Operations Management; This unit will provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary rooms? division operations management and the importance of revenue management to operations.

The Developing Manager; This unit enables learners to gain understanding of behaviour management principles and gain skills to review their managerial potential, show managerial roles and responsibilities and create a career development plan.

Hospitality Operations Management; This unit enables learners to gain understanding of the operational and economic characteristics, product development, pricing and profitability concepts and gain skills to analyse and improve operational performance in hospitality.

Menu Planning and Product Development; This unit will enable learners to understand menu planning and related product development as strategic business processes, and acquire skills in effective implementation of new products and services.

New Product Development in Food; This unit enables learners to understand new product development in food, including consumer responses and issues of large-scale food production. Learners will gain skills in developing new and existing products.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

Having completed this course, students can either progress into employment or on to complete their degree in one more year.

Most hospitality students go on to a university to complete their third year and gain a degree, some of who also find jobs within the industry whilst studying too.

Employment opportunity's include a range of hospitality management roles within hotels, restaurants, tourism and leisure industry and recreation and sport organisations.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Applicants should ideally have prior knowledge of the industry either through employment or a level 3 qualification. Mature students who do not have a level 3 qualification must have experience or knowledge of the hospitality industry.

Some applicants will be required to attend an interview.
Applicants are required to have a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with MPP or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content (minimum UCAS tariff points required: 160). You will also be expected to have a minimum of grade C at GCSE level (or equivalent qualification) in Mathematics and English Language.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Hospitality Management course?

BTEC HND in hospitality in management will be awarded to successful candidates on completion of the course.

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

How much will the course cost me?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.

The College reserves the right to withdraw courses before they have started where the minimum economic number of learners stated have not been recruited to a course. Course can only run if a minimum of 10 students are recruited.

Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6906 Course Code: CR26776-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: S2C6
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

UCAS applications

Applications for full-time higher education courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website at www.ucas.ac.uk.

Institution code is M10 and course code is S2C6.

Call our Course Enquiry Team on 0800 068 8585 for further details.


Supply Chain Management

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6906
Course instance ID: 
585031585029
Course code: 
CR26776-01
UCAS course code: 
S2C6
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Business and Professional
Location: 
Openshaw Campus

What's the Supply Chain Management course about?

The Foundation Degree in Supply Chain Management is designed to produce graduates who will have a critical and comprehensive understanding and problem solving skills within the supply chain and logistics industry and to develop relevant business skills to go on to follow a wide range of careers in commercial sector organisations. Globalisation is the world's driver for responsible economic and sustainable growth. Trade between developed, developing and underdeveloped nations is made possible by efficient logistics and supply chain management. This degree combines fundamental business knowledge with contemporary developments in international supply chain operations.

This dynamic course balances practical management and leadership skills with a critical understanding of how the international businesses operate supply chains in diverse environments. The programme provides challenging, comprehensive learning experiences that will develop your already advanced knowledge of business and management disciplines within a logistics context. In addition, the programme will enable you to develop key graduate transferable skills which are essential to succeed at management level.

MODULE/UNIT OVERVIEW
Research Methods for International Trade
This module will give an organisation wide perspective through exploring research techniques and processes. By the end of the module students should be able to apply knowledge and understanding of such research methods to a variety of real life businesses.
International Logistics Management
This module aims to connect supply chain behaviour and operational activities with theories of logistics management through a critical appreciation of international supply chain management systems research. Students will also be able to build an appreciation of the role of international logistics management.
International Marketing Fundamentals
This module builds analytical, problem-solving and presentation skills through the use of case study material. The main aim of this module is to develop an understanding of how different cultural environments affect product markets, and how specific circumstances affect marketing policy and management within a foreign or multinational environment.

International Transport Management
This module aims to give students the ability to evaluate risk management, understand the rationale for investment into and the operation of transport methodologies. By the end of the module students should have a detailed understanding of seafreight, airfreight, road and rail transport and multi and intermodal shipment management.
Managing and Motivating People
This module aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to effectively contribute to the management and motivation of people within international logistics functions. At the end of this module, students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the key concepts and theories of people management and motivation in an international environments and their practical implications for global organisational effectiveness and competitiveness.
Supply Chain Research Project
This module is designed to help students refine and further develop their academic research skills. Students will have the opportunity to undertake an international business research project and present their findings in respect of supply chain management.

The course is assessed through one, two or three tasks per module and scheduled across a range of deadline points in the year. Tasks are based around industry scenarios and are practical in many of the modules. Development of self-reflection, awareness and evaluation of own skills are built into tasks to enable students to reflect and develop further. Some assessments also include elements of self and peer group assessments.

Formative assessment (developmental) takes a wide variety of forms e.g. seminars; regular weekly tutorials; interaction in class; peer feedback on in-class presentations; workshop activity with feedback; on-line quizzes; tutor feedback on group and project work; and regular final assessment monitoring with guidance to improve.

Examples of final assessments include:

- Role plays e.g. interviewing, appraisals
- Work based research on a chosen topic e.g. Managing and implementing change within a logistics department
- Academic business reports e.g. Investigation of the supply chain linkages of an organisation
- Business presentations e.g. Business proposals for improved supply chain performance
- Financial analysis
- Business meetings e.g. Discussions of sustainability of supply chain sites and depots
- Essay's e.g. Comparing & contrasting management philosophies
- Portfolios e.g. compilation of practical skills developed in management functions
- Personal Development Plan file identifying skills development and areas to improve
- Verbal examination e.g. Responding to deep questioning around a topic
- Written examination
- Computer based tests e.g. Interpretation of spreadsheet information
- Research e.g. Detailed analysis of the logistics and supply chain environment of an unfamiliar country

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

Having completed the course, students can either progress into employment or complete their final year honours degree at a university of their choice. Student Options include:
- Guaranteed progression onto Manchester Metropolitan University 3rd year degree. For this option students need to achieve a minimum of 55% average unit grade at the end of year 2 of the foundation degree.
- Guaranteed progression onto any Manchester College final year options that may exist in the year of foundation degree graduation e.g. International Marketing Management BA (Honours). Note other options may exist as courses are developed.
- Apply via UCAS during their 2nd year of the course to any university of their choice that offers top up final year options e.g. Salford University, Huddersfield University, Bolton University etc. Note, other universities or colleges may set conditions e.g. pass with 60% average overall grade.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

The ideal candidate will have a thirst for a career in business and management. You will have already studied or worked within organisations and have a clear career goal. Management experience and skills are not necessary as this course is for those wanting to develop these. Applicants should be highly motivated, determined and have strong interests in business and related subjects and be able to work well both independently and as a member of a team.
Applicants will normally be considered for entry to Foundation Degrees provided that the following requirements are met:
(a) Three GCSE subjects at Grade C or higher including Maths and English Language at grade C; and one subject at GCE 'A2' Level (or nationally accepted alternative qualifications). The 'A2' Level grades or points required will depend upon factors including the applicant's profile at 'AS' and 'A2' level study (or alternative qualification) and will equate to a minimum of 160 UCAS tariff Points OR
(b) The applicant has successfully completed and passed a recognised Access programme containing elements of study in relevant subjects or associated areas OR
(c) The applicant has successfully completed at level 3 NVQ or BTEC qualifications (Diploma or certificate) at a minimum profile of MPP for Diploma and MM for Certificate, which contain elements relevant to study in relevant subjects OR
(d) The applicant has appropriate professional qualifications relevant to study in relevant subjects OR
(e) In view of the expressed aim of Foundation Degrees to widen participation, Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who have no formal academic qualifications may be considered for entry to the programme if they can demonstrate that they have experience, motivation and personal qualities appropriate for foundation degree level work. Such applicant will usually have at least three years relevant work experience.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Supply Chain Management course?

FdA Supply Chain Management

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

How much will the course cost me?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.

The College reserves the right to withdraw courses before they have started where the minimum economic number of learners stated have not been recruited to a course. Course can only run if a minimum of 10 students are recruited.