Course Details

  • Enhance your skills and knowledge of business and explore the world of commerce and industry with this HND course, using brand new teaching method launched in 2016.

    New business modules align with the forever-changing business environment, and in the second year, you’ll develop a more extensive knowledge of the main topics of business. Throughout the course, you’ll build your core skills and explore the complex issues affecting business environments.

    Complete the HND and advance onto a BA (Hons) Business and Management (Top-Up) degree or start an exciting career in the industry with a range of job opportunities in front of you.

  • Specific to individual circumstances to be discussed only at interview.
    Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.

  • BTEC Higher Nationals in Business are assessed using a combination of internally assessed centre-devised internal assignments (which are set and marked by centres) and internally assessed Pearson-set assignments (which are set by Pearson and marked by centres). Pearson-set assignments are mandatory and target particular industry-specific skills.

    One core 30 credit unit at Level 5, will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment.

    For internally assessed units the format of assessment is an assignment taken after the content of the unit, or part of the unit if several assignments are used, has been fully delivered. An assignment may take a variety of forms, including practical and written types.

    An assignment is issued to you as an assignment brief with a hand-out date, a completion date and clear requirements for the evidence that you’re expected to provide. There may be specific observed practical components during the assignment period. Assignments can be divided into separate parts and may require several forms of evidence. A valid assignment will enable a clear and formal assessment outcome based on the assessment criteria.

    An appointed External Examiner (EE) for the centre will sample the Pearson-set units as part of the annual Pearson EE centre visit.


  • Successfully complete this HND course, and you can advance onto the BA (Hons) Business and Management (Top-up) here, or to a top-up degree of your choice at another institution.

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  • There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

     Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
     Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

    You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

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