The purpose of BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business 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 Certificate in Business are as follows:
Teaching and learning
Our teaching methods will be varied, interactive and engaging.
You will take part in on campus lectures and live online lectures, tutorials, and academic support sessions. You will also access online learning content such as lecture notes, recordings, presentations, and handouts. You will also have access to our on-campus and electronic library.
When not attending lectures, you will also be studying independently. Independent learning plays a vital role in your studies and involves research, reading books and journals, preparing reports, presentations, and projects.
We mostly assess you through practical coursework assignments.
You will be involved in the sort of tasks you might undertake in a workplace. Sometimes these will be individual tasks and at other times, you will need to work in a group. Assignments could include essays, reports, individual and group projects, research and consultancy projects, presentations, and design of digital materials.
Pearson BTEC qualifications are nationally and internationally recognised by employers and professional organisations. The range of skills acquired on the course will be particularly relevant to business management, finance, banking and retail sectors.
The recognition of the BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) 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 Certificate in Business. Exemptions will be available from various professional bodies in the fields of accounting, management, law and marketing.
Graduates can also progress to HND Business or HND Business Management awarded by the Pearson Education.
You will be expected to have at least one of the following:
A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business
Plus you will usually have five GCSE subjects including Maths and English Language at grade C or above. We will normally accept Key Skills and Higher Diploma qualifications as the equivalent to GCSEs.
What if I don’t meet any of these entry requirements?
Even if you have few or no formal qualifications, you may be able to gain entry to the course if you have the required communication and learning skills, as well as the knowledge, experience and motivation to succeed.
You will be required to take and English and/or Mathematics skills test if you do not hold GCSE Maths and English qualifications or their recognised equivalent. You may also be interviewed for the course.
You may need to take an Access course or Foundation (Year 0) course first. If you have been away from academic study for a while, these courses are a great way to get you back into studying. Or if you have never studied before, they help you learn new study skills, essential for success in higher education.
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Should you wish to apply, prior to completing the application form, please scan your supporting documents, such as a photo, passport, visa, qualifications, references, etc.. You will also need access to your email.