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HNC Business

Course Details

Course Title Business
Award BTEC Higher National Certificate
Award Level RQF 4
Awarding Body Pearson Education
UCAS Code 101N
Start Dates September 2024
Study Mode Full Time - 1 year

Course Overview

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:

  • To offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations.
  • Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios to meet local or specialist needs.
  • To provide you with insight and understanding into international business operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a globalised market place.
  • To offer students the chance of career progression in their chosen field.
  • To provide you with education and training for a range of careers in business, including management, administration, human resources and entrepreneurship.
  • 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 HND in the business fields.

How you will learn

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.

Assessment

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.

What you will study

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

Careers

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.

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 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.

How to Apply

If you have questions about our courses or the application process, please complete the "Register your interest" form. A member of the admissions team will be in touch with you shortly.

 

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.