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The programme provides applicants with a core knowledge and the higher technical skills in Transport, and focuses on the practical application of knowledge and skills in both the academic and Work Based Learning components of the programme.
A universal approach to the course coupled with opportunities to work with students from other Higher Education programmes will enable participants to gain an appreciation of the importance of a team approach in the modern and vibrant Transport sector.
This multi-disciplinary approach is critical to ensure the successful and timely delivery of Transport and Supply Chain Management projects. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
Please see link to OU Regulations for validated awards of the Open University here
Download the full programme specification here
All applications will be individually considered. Successful applicants must have normally studied at level 3 or above for a minimum of two years. Applicants should possess a minimum of five GCSEs grades A, B, C that should include English and Maths or other equivalent (Essential skills numeracy, BTEC Level 3 Mathematics or Essential Skills Literacy) qualifications in addition to one of the following
Where an applicant does not hold the formal academic requirements for entry to the programme but can demonstrate relevant experiential learning across a range of industries, they may apply for admission through the College Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) process. In such cases, contact the Course Director for the programme who will advise further.
Course International Entry Requirements:
Any applicant whose first language is not English or who has not achieved a grade C in a recent GCSE in English Language should demonstrate their competence in written and spoken English at IELTS – Academic 6.0, with minimum 5.5 in all four elements of the test.
Assessment of core modules will be by a combination of Course Work, Professional Report(s), Presentation(s) and Examinations.
*The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules. Assessment of core modules will be by a combination of Course Work, Professional Report(s), Presentation(s) and Examinations.
Upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Transport & Supply Chain Management programme, graduates may consider entering into employment within the Transport and Supply Chain sector or continuing to study by applying for a place on a BSc programme in a relevant discipline including the level 6 BSc (Hons) Top-Up Degree in Transport and Supply Chain Management at South West College.
Please see link to OU Regulations for validated awards of the Open University here Download the full programme specification hereTeaching Delivery StatementThe teaching and learning strategy within this programme will comprise of a range of delivery methods such as face to face, online and blended. All methods used have the full agreement of students, external examiners and awarding body partners.
£2,700 full time
£265 per 20 credit module
£530 for 40-credit Work Based Learning Module
International student fees £6,500 p.a.
For 2024/25 fees, please refer to our Fees and Charges Policy on the College website.
Other fees associated with the course:
During your course you may be required to purchase course textbooks and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.
For 2024/25 & 2025/26 fees, please refer to our Fees and Charges Policy on the College website
Mode of Study
Hours per Week
Number of Weeks
Total Annual Fee £2,700.00
Total Concessionary Fee N/A
Fees Payable Each Year
**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?
Total Annual Fee £1,590.00
Foundation Degree in Transport and Supply Chain Management HLA (Validated by The Open University)
BSc (Hons) Degree in Transport and Supply Chain Management (1 year Top-Up) (Validated by The Open University)
Foundation Degree in Transport and Supply Chain Management (Validated by The Open University)