Course Details

  • If you have always had an interest in business and enjoy finding out about the world of commerce and industry then this may be the course for you. This brand new teaching specification, launched in 2016 has a host of new business modules to align with the forever changing business environment.

    Subjects covered include :

    Business and the Business Environment
    Marketing Essentials
    Human Resource Management
    Management and Operations
    Management Accounting
    Managing a Successful Business Project
    Business Law
    Entrepreneurship and Small Business

    (Subject to Validation, modules liable to be updated and changed).

  • For the HNC
    • GCSEs at Grade C/grade 5 or above in Maths and English Language and Minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points
    • Students who have passed a recognised Access programme will also be considered.
    • Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.

  • 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.

    The number and value of these units are dependent on qualification size:

    For the HNC
    o One core 15 credit unit at Level 4 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 a distinct activity completed independently by students (either alone or in a team). An assignment is separate from teaching, practice, exploration and other activities that students complete with direction from, and formative assessment by, tutors.

    An assignment is issued to students as an assignment brief with a hand-out date, a completion date and clear requirements for the evidence that students are 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.

  • Students completing the HNC may progress to the HND top-up year resulting in a level 5 award.

    Some students may wish to continue on to a 2-year Foundation Degree in a Business discipline at The Manchester College.

    Pearson BTEC Qualifications provide education and training for a range of careers in business, including management, administration, human resources, marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting and finance.

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  • You may be eligible for special bursaries, grants or support from the government and you can also find out about specific loans and funding help just for tuition fees.

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