The London College

Business Management

Full Time Course

Award BTEC Higher National Diploma
Course Title HND Business Management
UCAS Code 002N
Award Level RQF 5
Start Dates October 2022
Study Mode Full Time - 2 years
Awarding Body Pearson Education
UK Student £6165

The purpose of BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business Management is to develop you as professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. 

The objectives of the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business Management are as follows:

  • To offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations.
  • To equip you with business skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global business environment.
  • To provide you with education and training for a range of careers in business, including management, administration, human resources and entrepreneurship.
  • To provide you with insight and understanding into international business operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a globalised market place.
  • To equip you with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values.
  • To provide you with opportunities to enter or progress in employment in business, or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in business.


You will benefit from an innovative variety of assessment modes. Assessment is mainly via coursework, which can take forms such as essays and reports, group project work, research and consultancy projects, presentations, posters, and design of digital materials.


Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning will be provided via a blended delivery model, offering class-based lectures and tutorials, workshop and field-based practical activities and online delivery.

When not attending lectures or seminars, you will also be expected to study through independent learning. Independent learning plays a vital role in your studies and involves research, such as reading books and journal articles, preparing assignments and presentations, working on individual and group projects.

During one term, you will typically be attending three modules of 15 credits each. A taught 15 credit module consists of approximately 10 hours of lecture content, 20 hours of seminar content and assessment practice. On top of this, you will be expected to spend around 10 to 15 hours per week on independent learning and completing assessments. 

You will have access to a variety of materials to support you in your learning, such as books, journals, lecture notes and a wide range of e-resources.


Entry Requirements

You will be expected to have at least one of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject.
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by a recognised institution
  • An international equivalent of the above.

Plus you will usually have five GCSE subjects including Maths and English Language at grade C/grade 4 or above. We will normally accept Key Skills and Higher Diploma qualifications as the equivalent to GCSEs.

What you will cover

Year 1

  •   HNBS 1 Business and the Business Environment
  •   HNBS 15 Operations Management
  •   HNBS 2 Marketing Processes and Planning
  •   HNBS 3 Human Resource Management
  •   HNBS 4 Leadership and Management
  •   HNBS 5 Accounting Principles
  •   HNBS 6 Managing Successful Business Project
  •   HNBS 9 Entrepreneurial Ventures

Year 2

  •   HNBS 19 Research Project
  •   HNBS 20 Organisational Behaviour
  •   HNBS 23 Financial Management
  •   HNBS 24 Understanding and Leading Change
  •   HNBS 43 Business Strategy
  •   HNBS 50 International Marketing
  •   HNBS 56 Tapping into New and International Markets

Careers and employability

BTEC is one of the world's most successful and best-loved applied learning brands, engaging students in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for more than thirty years.  BTECs are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. BTECs are widely recognised by the industry. The range of skills acquired on the course will be particularly relevant to management, finance, banking and retail sectors.

Graduates can also progress to a 1-year BA(Hons) Top Up degree in Business Management awarded by the University of Derby.  


Professional Recognition

Pearson BTEC qualifications are nationally and internationally recognised by employers and professional organisations.The recognition of the BTEC Higher National Diploma is a way for students to prepare for jobs and careers in their chosen field through membership of relevant professional bodies.

Professional bodies such as ACCA, CIMA and CIPS offer exemptions towards their qualifications to graduates of Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business Management. Exemptions will be available from various professional bodies in the fields of accounting, management, law and marketing.

How to Apply

Please scan your supporting documents, such as a photo, passport, visa, qualifications, references etc. before starting the application form. You will also need access to your e-mail. New Students landing page

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