Higher National Business Certificate and Diploma

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business / Higher National Certificate (HNC)

What are the Higher National programmes?

The new BTEC Higher National business qualifications are recognised on the Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and are designed to meet the increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at levels 4 and 5.  They will provide students with a clear line of site to either employment or a degree at level 6.

These programmes provide opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and practical skills to real work situations.  The content of the programme has been specifically designed to align with professional body, employer and higher education needs.  Students will cover subjects including, in Year1:  Business and the Business Environment, Management Accounting, Marketing Essentials, Human Resource Management, Management & Operations, Business Law and Financial Accounting, plus a Pearson set Business Project.

Year 2 will also cover: Organisational Behaviour, Business Strategy, Research Project, Operations & Project Management, Customer Value Management, Human Resources (Value and contribution to organisational success) and Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations.

Why choose the Higher National programmes in Manchester?

This programme  incorporates first class delivery of the above Business units, alsong with a diverse approach to assessment that will support progression to Level 6 and will also meet the needs and expectations of students wishing to work in an international business environment.

The small class sizes provide a flexible, tailored learning environment, with maximum opportunity for students to receive individual support and guidance throughout their study programme.

In addition, there is the opportunity within the  HND Business programme to tailor  to specific Business pathways which will include specific relevant units, for example:

Human Resources Pathway will include: Strategic Human Resource Management , Resource and Talent Planning and Employee Relations

Management Pathway will include: Understanding & Leading Change and Global Business Environment

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Minimum 18 years, educated to  A Level standard or equivalent (for example an appropriate level  3 vocational qualification)

Mature students with appropriate and relevant work experience may be considered.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must demonstrate sufficient proficiency in both written and spoken English. A minimum IELTS level of 5.5 is required (with 5.5 in both reading and writing)

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Year 1

Business Environment
Organisation Behaviour
Marketing Principles
Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
Human Resource Management
Personal and Professional development
Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business
Managing information communication and knowledge

Year 2

Business Strategy
Business Decision Making
Business Ethics
Human Resource Development
Working with and Leading People
Management Accounting: Costing and Budgeting
Marketing Planning
Research Project

* All international students must have good strength in English language to follow up the course successfully otherwise, they have to undergo an English Language programme until they meet the required standard.

Assessment

The purpose of assessment at HNC/D level is to ensure that effective learning of the content of each unit has taken place.

Evidence of this learning, and the application of the learning, is required for each unit. A combination of assignment, presentation, observations, witness statements and written assignment will be used, in addition to projects set and marked by the Awarding Body (Pearson)

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Key Facts

Awarding Body : Pearson
Course Duration : 12 months (HNC), 24 months (HND)
Method of study : Full Time
Qualification Level : RQF 4 (HNC), RQF 5 (HND)

Starting dates: January, May and September

Fee’s

For UK/EU students: £6000*
For International Students: £7200*

* The fees are per academic year
** Exam and awarding body registration fees are extra and is payable at the time of enrolment.

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Business Environment
Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
Organisational Behaviour
Marketing Principles
Management Accounting
Costing and Budgeting
Business Decision Making
Financial Reporting
Accounting
Advertising and Promotion in Business
Human Resource Management.

The purpose of assessment at HND level is to ensure that effective learning of the content of each unit has taken place.

Evidence of this learning, or the application of the learning, is required for each unit. A combination of assignment, presentation, observations, witness statements and written assignment will be used.

18 years, 2 A Level passes or equivalent.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must demonstrate sufficient proficiency in both written and spoken English.

January, April and September

Up to 2 academic years (fast track)

Candidates successfully completing the programme can progress directly to a wide range of UK universities at the third year of a degree or honours degree programme.