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Foundation Degree in Transport and Supply Chain Management (Validated by The Open University)

Level 5
Full-Time/Part-Time
23/24
OUTRANSPORTFD
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Overview

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

Year One

  • Principles of Supply Chain
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Digital Business Technology
  • Data Analytics and Statistics
  • Transport Safety and Compliance

Year Two

  • Freight Operations
  • Passenger Transport Operations and Management
  • Professional Development
  • Road Transport Operations and Management
  • Work Based Learning

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

  • successful completion of an advanced diploma;
  • successful completion of a BTEC ExtendedDiploma/Diploma/SubDiploma/Certificate in a related subject or a NVQ level 3 in a related subject;
  • successful completion of A-level study;
  • equivalent qualifications such as Scottish Certificate of Education or International Baccalaureate, a European Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate with grade C or above in four subjects at higher level;
  • qualifications deemed equivalent to the above;

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 here
Teaching Delivery Statement
The 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.

Tuition Fees:

2023/24 fees

£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


2 Available Sessions

*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.

Dungannon

Full-Time

P5501DF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

15

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

23/24

Academic Year

11/09/2023

Start Date

09:00-17:00

Time

Monday|Tuesday

Day/s

Linda.Clarke@swc.ac.uk

Coordinator(s)

Total Annual Fee £2,700.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

Dungannon

Part-Time

P5501DP10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

12

Hours per Week

45

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

23/24

Academic Year

11/09/2023

Start Date

09:00-17:00

Time

Monday

Day/s

Linda.Clarke@swc.ac.uk

Coordinator(s)

Total Annual Fee £1,590.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

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