BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business (Management)
About the course
It’s easy to see why business and management is such a popular study choice amongst students, and why hundreds of leading employers each year sponsor their staff on these courses. A competitive global economy means a good grounding in business and is becoming more and more essential if you want to get ahead in life – whether you’re running your own company or focusing on a corporate career.
|Starting Dates||January / April / September|
|Mode of Study||Full-time / Part-time|
|Duration||Two years / Three years|
|Award||BTEC HND Diploma in Business & Management|
|Price||Full Time £6,165/year|
The Level 5 Higher National Diploma consists of Level 4 Higher National Certificate units plus an additional 120 credits at Level 5 delivered via the specialist pathway of Business Management.
|BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business (Management)|
|Unit||Mandatory Core units||Unit Level||Unit Credit|
|This is a 15-unit qualification made up of mandatory core and optional units. Listed below are the optional units.|
|Unit||Optional units||Unit Level||Unit Credit|
The normal timescale for an HND by full time study is two years and, although you will receive a Diploma certificate at the end of those two years, you will, at the same time, have completed the equivalent of the first two years of a Business related honours degree from a UK university.
The BTEC Higher National Diploma is awarded by Pearson and The City College works in partnership with this organisation to deliver the programme. As the awarding organisation, Pearson has approved The City College to offer a variety of HND qualifications. The College’s management team is then responsible for ensuring that the quality of the provision offered meets Pearson’s exacting conditions and standards.
Quality is monitored regularly through visits from Pearson’s External Examiners and a regular management review.
The HND is a 15-unit qualification of which eight are mandatory core units, three are specialist management units and a further four optional units are chosen by the College from a list generated by Pearson. From the four optional units, two will be from Level 4 and two will be from Level 5. Taken all together, the 15 units will give you 240 Unit Credits which is an excellent foundation for going on to study all these important management subjects at a higher level in Business Management and MBA.
Your academic year is divided into three terms and in each term you will normally study 2-3 units, split between core units and optional units. Each unit is assessed by a single assessment instrument which will be either an assignment or an examination. Overall, you will be expected to attend College for lectures for a minimum 15- 18 hours every week.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess either a level 3 qualification (or equivalent) or at least 4 GCSEs, one GCE A level with a good command of the English Language. Equivalent overseas qualifications are also accepted. Applicants over 21 years of age without formal qualifications with appropriate work experience may also be accepted.
All applicants will be asked to provide evidence of their proficiency in English Language equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 5.5 with no section scoring less than 5.00.
All applicants will also need to sit a Literacy & Numeracy test and attend an interview as part of the selection process for Admission.
What can I do with my HND in Business Management?
|Once you have successfully completed your HND in Business Management, you can continue to finish an undergraduate degree in a business-related field. Your HND is equivalent to the first two years of an undergraduate degree so you should be eligible for direct entry to the final year of a three year undergraduate degree in Business. Different universities will have different entry requirements (in terms of the grade they require in your HND) so it is worth checking this as soon as you decide which university you might like to attend. If you are planning to fund this final year through the Student Finance England student loan scheme, you should be funded for this final year but you can check this with the Student Finance Advisor at the College if you have any concerns.|
Alternatively, if you wish to go straight into work with your HND, you will find that you can apply for more senior roles than before. Again, depending on the grades that you have achieved during your HND, you may even be able to apply for graduate positions and, of course, your work experience from before and during your studies will all count too!