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BA (Hons) Professional Development (Business & Management) - Part-time (North Devon)

Level 6
Course Code:
HEB015P / BMX1
Brannams Campus
Two years, part time

The BA (Hons) in Professional Development (Business Management) is one of only a handful of programmes across the country that draws on the latest theories, methods and practices to develop your leadership style. Progressive leaders use ideas from the complexity sciences to develop more fluid and innovative businesses approaches.

The course will look to develop learners, in relation to their chosen directive, within a chosen field of professional practice. To develop leadership and management that incorporates a theoretical approach, as well as one that develops personal growth.


Leadership is a practice, and as such, can be learnt and developed over time.

This programme is designed to introduce you to the latest tools and techniques to make an impact now, and develop an effective approach to your continued professional development.

In particular, it will help you explore a range of perspectives on the nature of leadership and organisations. It will help you re?ect on your current views of leadership and organisations and how these relate to your own lived experience, and it will encourage you to slow down and attend to your lived experience of being in organisations long enough for new ways of making sense of your experience to emerge.

We will provide a space for you to learn from your emotional, intuitive and logical experiences of work. Many organisations focus only on the rational/logical, leaving no space for emotion or intuition. This can lead to poorer quality of health, unmotivated staff, and poorer quality of work. We also explore the success of ‘next stage’ organisations to unveil the human potential at work.
You will be engaged in a range of individual and team assessments. There is a balance of traditional written assignments, professional posters and team projects.
To enter this course, you will need to have completed a Level 5 qualification in a relevant area, such as Foundation Degree in Business or Management; an HND or HNC; or, CMI or ILM Diploma Level 5.
You do not need to be a recent graduate, and encourage applications from experience.
At present, this programme is the highest level qualification offered by Petroc; however, students who gain this qualification will be entitled, and encouraged, to enrol on programmes of post-graduate study such as MA, MBA and PhD programmes at a range of UK universities.
The programme is delivered at our dedicated University Centre at the Brannams Campus in Roundswell, Barnstaple.
Please contact the Faculty Admin Team on 01271 852427 for more information.
Q: What is the pass rate for this course?
A: The BA (Hons) Business and Management has a pass rate of over 90% which is above national benchmarks.

Q: Do students have to purchase text books for this course?
A: There is a core reading list for each module and these books are available in our Learning Resource Centres.

Q. Is this course suitable for mature students?
A. Yes, there is a diverse range of ages and backgrounds on this programme.

Course Fees

Annual Fee: £3900

BA (Hons) Professional Development (Business & Management) - Part-time (North Devon)
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