Welcome to FdA Leadership and Management
The FdA in Leadership and Management is a degree designed for those who are undergoing Initial Officers Training at the Royal Marines Commando Training Center (RMCTC). The degree builds directly on the training regime to both recognise the learning which takes place during Initial Officer Training but also to enhance the individual take away of those who succeed.
The programme has four key themes embedded into the delivery. These are leadership and management, management skills, resource management, and the reflective manager. The programme aims to support students to prepare or develop skills for a career in business and management, enhance of a wide range of skills and attributes which equip graduates to become effective global citizens, and increase understanding of organisations, their management, the economy, and the business environment.
How You Study
The programme uses classroom delivery to build up the core and underpinning concepts for the students. These core concepts are then developed through practical applied activities in a range of non-classroom environments. This is typified through simulation activity which is the deployment of a group of students as teams into a workplace context. Students adopt the role of leaders and followers to engage with the core learning through application and reflection.
During the programme, students will have access to, and be supported by, module tutors as well as personal tutors who will have an oversight of their progression through the programme.
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
The programme adopts a range of formative and summative assessment strategies. The variety in assessment reflects both the broad span of learning outcomes appropriate to the programme and the varying student needs. The strategy for assessment for the programme includes the use of 'formative' assessments to provide a key element of the learning experience. Students will have the opportunity for formative assessment on all assessment elements.
Portfolios will be used extensively to combine individuals' tasks into a coherent and innovate assessments. Portfolio elements could include reports, case studies, descriptions, reviews, reflective learning accounts, presentations, projects, proposals, plans, and practical work-based artefacts with accompanying critical commentary.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
All applicants will be selected for the programme individually, based on entry requirements in line with University policy. Typically, this will mean meeting the educational standards to enter the Royal Navy, being selected for the Young Marine Officers Training Programme, beginning employment with the Royal Navy, and joining the Young Marine Officers Training Programme.
Enrolment and Fees
All student recruitment is carried out by the Royal Marines and all students are subject to the Officer Recruitment programme. Officer recruitment is a competitive process involving interviews, assessment centre, referencing and written applications.
For those without an existing degree, there will be no costs. For those already with a degree please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for current fees.
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