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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 11.2k / Module
  • Foreign: $ 13.4k / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Description

    Course aims

    This course is aimed at those already working within the community, voluntary and statutory sectors, in paid or unpaid roles, who wish to begin the process of acquiring the specific skills and knowledge needed for managing a successful organisation.

    Skills Gained

    This course will provide you with the skills and information needed to manage the relationships of your organisation with official agencies, funders and the client base, and to manage the day-to-day operation of your organisation efficiently. You will be able to enhance the role of the sector, to act as a catalyst for, and influence, the formation of social policies and government initiatives.

    Graduate Opportunities

    This Foundation Degree will provide management skills for those within the sector and enhance career prospects within a community context. The course contributes to the professionalisation of a growing sector.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline September; March Tuition fee
    • GBP 11180 Module (EEA)
    • GBP 13395 Module (International)

    *total tuition fee

    Start date April,October 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode Online Educational variant Full-time Structure Fully structured Student interaction Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

    Course Content

    Modules

    Foundation Degree Level One

    • Voluntary and Community Organisations – Structures and Skills
    • Managing People
    • Social Policy and the Third Sector
    • Managing Funding and Finance
    • Work Based Learning and Personal Development

    Foundation Degree Level Two

    • Managing Contracts
    • Managing Risk and Uncertainty
    • Influencing, Campaigning and Marketing
    • Strategic and Project Management
    • Research Methods and Work Based Project
    Assessment
    • A written assignment or presentation
    • A Reflective Journal
    • On-line discussions with tutors and other students.
    • Two longer modules which involve work-based projects and research - these may bring direct benefits to the organisations in which students are based.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 CAE score : 60(Grade C) TOEFL iBT® test : 90

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    Entry requirements

    Entry requirements are flexible and experience in the sector will be taken into account. Students will enter the programme with a combination of GCSEs or equivalent and relevant work experience. Post-16 qualifications are not a prerequisite. Applications will be considered from people with an interest in, and experience of, related occupations but who do not possess formal qualifications.

    To complete assignments successfully, you must be in regular paid or volunteer contact with a voluntary or community organisation.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Leicester.

    Funding

    Employer sponsorship

    Studying by distance learning gives a clear signal to employers that you are committed to developing your skills and knowledge. Your employer may be willing to fund all or part of your course if you are able to show the key benefits to their business. Some of these benefits are detailed below:

    Distance learning allows you to develop your skills without taking time out of the workplace

    You will be able to apply your new skills into your roles immediately

    The skills you develop will include; complex problem solving; communication skills; creative and strategic thinking; time management; and decision making.

    There are many different ways that your employer may provide support, from fully or partially paying your tuition fees to offering you study time or additional leave days. The form your sponsor will need to complete, together with further information can be found on our Finance Office website. If you are seeking, or have gained, sponsorship from your employer please mention this when you make your application.

    ELCAS funding for members of the Armed Forces

    We are an approved provider for the Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme (ELCAS) for armed forces personnel and all of our distance learning courses are available under this scheme.

    If you are a current or former member of the UK armed forces then you may be eligible for ELCAS funding. Please check their website for full details or contact your Education Officer. If you are seeking, or have gained ELCAS funding, please mention this when you make your application.

    Professional and Career Development Loans

    Professional and Career Development Loans (CDLs) are offered by a consortium of major banks for students on vocational courses only.

    You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 towards tuition and/or living expenses for a course over a period of up to two years study (three years if the course includes work experience). The bank will usually take between six weeks and three months to process your application - so make sure you apply well in advance.

    The Skills Funding Agency will pay the interest on your Professional and Career Development Loan while you’re studying - and for one month after you’ve left your course.

    For an application pack or for any enquiries relating to Professional and Career Development Loans, please call Next Step on 0800 100 900. Further information can be found on the Directgov website. If you are seeking, or have gained CDL funding, please mention this when you make your application.

    Research Councils

    Research Councils are public bodies which provide awards for postgraduate research study for students from the UK and fees only support for EU students. Each is responsible for a particular group of subject areas. Only the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) currently consider applications from individual students.

    International (non-EU) funding

    If you live outside the EU, try contacting your government's Ministry of Education for details of scholarships or loans. The British Council, the UK's international organisation for educational and cultural matters, has offices in 110 countries and can advise on sources of funding. You may want to visit Education UK’s section on scholarships for more information.

    There also a number of charities and foundations you may want to consider contacting regarding funding. A few notable foundations are the Aga Khan Foundation, the African Educational Trust and the Said Foundation. A list of organisations can be found on the Postgraduate Studentships website.

    USA

    In the case of students from the USA, overseas distance learning programmes are no longer eligible for Federal loans or VA (Veterans Association) funding. Students may apply for loans from a private provider. One of the largest is SallieMae, and several of our former and existing students have used this route. There are, of course, many other providers of private loans for the purposes of education. Private loan companies usually require the education provider to have a 'Federal School Code': the University of Leicester’s code is G22291.

    Accreditation

    We think a university should be about empowering people to explore; through passionate, dedicated teaching and innovative, world-changing research. By embracing the fact that every journey is personal, the University has achieved some remarkable results.

    At Leicester we think that high quality research and excellent teaching are not only complementary, they’re inseparable. We are constantly finding new ways of being a leading university, and have done so since we were founded as a University College in 1921. Find out about some of our greatest discoveries.

    We are the only university to win seven consecutive Times Higher Awards. In awarding us 'University of the Year', Times Higher Education applauded Leicester’s very different approach, describing us as “elite without being elitist”.

    We were proud to be described as elite. But we were equally as proud to be described as a university that is inclusive and accessible in its academic culture. We've achieved success through our distinctive work which is characterised by the following approach:

    An inclusive and accessible culture

    Our commitment to an inclusive and accessible culture not only opens the doors to the very best, no matter their background, it even shapes the very way we look at and discover the world around us. Leicester is the most inclusive of Britain's top 20 leading universities with the greatest proportions of students from under-represented groups.

    A personal, supportive experience for those who use our services

    The University of Leicester was founded as a memorial to the fallen of the Great War and our motto means “So that they may have life”. We seek to do this by providing a supportive and personal environment for those who use our services and an experience that our students tell us is second to none.

    A commitment to high quality, innovation and rigorous academic standards

    We are dedicated to finding new ways of doing old things and bringing new perspectives to established ideas, without compromising on quality and while maintaining our high rankings.

    A belief that teaching and research are synergistic

    We believe that teaching is inspirational when delivered by passionate scholars engaged in world changing research - and that our research is stronger when delivered in an academic community that includes students - students who question and probe us every day.

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