Department of Business and Management Studies

Course Title: HND in Business
Course Level: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (RQF)
Course Code: TNA67/BMKT6 (QAN No. 01/8365/2)
Please click here to download the course handbook in pdf

The BTEC (Business Technology Engineering Council) Higher National Diploma (HND) is a specialist programme with a strong workrelated emphasis. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector with national recognition by employers allowing progression direct into employment or to degree.

This HND in Business is ideal for those who wish to study at the undergraduate level to become better managers. Successful completion of HND allows students direct entry to top up honours degree at many UK universities.

  Entry Requirements:
To meet the entry criteria for admission to level 5 HND Courses,
A candidate must have either:
A level 3 qualification
A level 2 qualifications and relevant work experience
or substantial work experience related to the field of proposed study
and,
Demonstrate capability in English equivalent to CEFR level B2 e.g. IELTS 5.5 (including 5.5 for reading and writing), PTE 51 or equivalent.
and,
Demonstrate a Commitment to Study and a reasonable expectation of success on the Course

International qualifications at the appropriate level will also be accepted. The College will use UK NARIC to determine the equivalence of any international qualifications..

Where applicants do not have a formal qualification to demonstrate capability in English, they will be required to undertake the College's written English Language test before an offer of a place on a course is made. Judgement of their capability in spoken English will be assessed by the Admission Tutors at the interview. Suitable alternative arrangements to written tests will be made where a student declares a disability, specific learning difficulty or long-term health condition on their application form, e.g, oral questioning, amanuensis, etc.

  Course Duration:

The duration of the course is minimum 2 years.

  Course Structure:

This course consists of 15 units (8 core units + 7 optional units) including a Project. There are 60 learning hours for each unit and 120 learning hours for the Project.

Unit No

Level 4 Units (Eight Units, 120 Credit Value)

Unit Credit

Unit

1

Business and the Business Environment

15

Core

2

Marketing Essentials

15

Core

3

Human Resource Management

15

Core

4

Management and Operations

15

Core

5

Management Accounting

15

Core

6

Managing a Successful Business Project
(Pearson-set)

15

Core

8

Innovation and Commercialisation

15

Optional

9

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

15

Optional

Unit No

Level 5 Units (Seven Units, 120 Credit Value)

Unit Credit

Unit

11

Research Project (Pearson-set)

30

Core

12

Organisational Behaviour

15

Core

17

Understanding and Leading Change

15

Optional

32

Business Strategy

15

Optional

35

Developing Individuals, Teams and
Organisations

15

Optional

40

International Marketing

15

Optional

41

Brand Management

15

Optional

Note: All units in the above table are subject to change as and when required by the College without prior notice.
  Course Assessment:

This HND programme is assessed by a mixture of assignments and presentations where applicable. Each unit is internally assessed and graded by qualified tutor/assessors and internal verifiers, and then externally by an Pearson examiner. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit and Distinction.

  Progrssion Route:

You may top-up your HND to a BA/BSc(Hons) at many UK universities. With a UK Honours degree you will be able to compete in global market for jobs, or even proceed to a Master degree. Please click here for the employment details.

  Further Information:

See the Pearsoln website https://qualifications.pearson.com for more information about HNDs.

     

 
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