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Develop your workforce

As one of the UK’s leading providers of management, finance and economic programmes, the School of Management can help you unlock the full potential of your workforce and enhance the capabilities of your organisation.

What we offer

The Professional Workforce Development Centre is working with employers and education partners to develop work-based learning degree programmes and Higher Education (HE) level Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to specifically meet the needs of businesses.

Foundation Degrees: Applied Business Management

For employers who would like their employees to work towards a Bachelor of Science Honours degree, we have a Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Applied Business Management which has a BSc (Hon) articulation (top up) year.

This programme is offered to individuals in full time employment and, with assignments set around your work, it offers flexibility to employers from all sectors so you can focus on what is important to you.

This programme is franchised and delivered in North Wales by our partners Coleg Cambria and has been developed collaboratively with local employers, Coleg Cambria and Airbus.

Email us to find out more about fees, admission criteria, funding support (employers) or becoming a delivery partner (Colleges).


Hear from some of our students

Melissa Molyneux

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“The Applied Business Management Degree is a fantastic course that offers a diverse range of modules to broaden your perspective of the working environments in which we surround ourselves every day. Both the staff at Cambria and the Swansea University team who work closely with this degree programme have done everything in their power to ensure the students have studied dynamic and enjoyable modules to contribute to a fantastic first year!

"I have received impeccable support from all at Cambria. From day one the staff have pulled out all the stops to make the learning experience second to none. All staff are friendly, welcoming and have a wealth of knowledge to share with the students.”

Applied Business Management Degree student; Commercial Aerospace Apprentice at Airbus; Higher Education Student of the Year 2019; Highly commended in the 2019 Leading Wales Awards

Stacey Adams

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“My name is Stacey Adams. I am currently on my second year of the Applied Business Management Degree. I also work as the manager for Kassidy’s Tea Room in Holywell.
Since taking on management responsibilities during the first year of the degree, I am responsible for recruitment, training and other important responsibilities. This has all supported me through my studies and allows real-life application. The degree has enabled me to have the confidence to question situations and develop my personal skills. Being a student rep has given me the opportunity to voice the classes’ views and form close bonds with students and tutors. More recently, I have been part of a team who successfully won the Business in the Bay competition with Swansea University. This was a great way to gain valuable experience and showcase the skills we have learnt as part of the course.”

Applied Business Management Degree student

Peter Ford, Early Career Manager, Airbus

Lesley Rasmussen, Deputy Director Cambria Business School, Coleg Cambria

Corina Edwards, Head of Professional Workforce Development