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Higher National Certificate in Business
Department of Business & Management

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Award   Higher National Certificate HNC Course Title   Business
UCAS Code   101N Award Level   RQF 4
Start Dates   September and January Study Mode  Full-Time [1 year ]
Awarding Body  Pearson BTEC
  1. Entry Requirements
  2. Course Overview
  3. Course Structure
  4. Course Content
  5. Progression
  6. Professional Recognition
  7. Fees
  8. Apply Online

Course Overview

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business is a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and with a strong work related emphasis.

This programme provides a combination of theoretical ideas and practical techniques which gives a thorough grounding for a variety of careers in a range of management functions such as general management, financial planning and human resource management.

This varied and interesting course provides you with solid foundations of what it takes to manage a successful business or organisation. 

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Your studies will be supported by trips to trade exhibitions, career fairs and guest speakers from the industry. You will also develop your transferable skills such as critical analysis, time management, business planning and efficient business communication, to ensure that you have the awareness to succeed in the changing business world.

You will be assessed through individual and group projects, case studies, oral presentations, time constrained and written assignments.


General Entry Requirements

    If you are under 21 years of age at the start of the course, you must have at least one of the following:

    • At least one GCE A-level pass. In addition, you should have appropriate supporting passes at GCSE (including English and Maths at grade C or above) or Key Skills Level 2 qualifications in communication, IT and Application of Number or equivalent.
    • A Level 3 qualification such as: BTEC level 3 Diploma, National Diploma, Advanced GNVQ/NVQ, AVCE/VCE, Foundation Certificate in a relevant subject
    • Access to Higher Education in a relevant subject
    • Advanced Modern Apprenticeship with Level 3 qualifications in a relevant subject
    • Baccalaureate/International Baccalaureate
    • An equivalent foreign qualification
    • Any other level 3 qualification in a relevant subject

    If you are over 21 years of age, you may demonstrate a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include relevant work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Progression

Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificates are well-established and internationally recognised qualifications offering graduates progression directly to employment.

Successful completion of your Higher National Certificate can lead to employment in management, business, sales, buying, finance and administration.

You can also study further for a Higher National Diploma or degree in a related subject. 


Professional Recognition

Pearson BTEC qualifications are nationally and internationally recognised by employers and professional organisations.

The recognition of the BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a way for students to prepare for jobs and careers in their chosen field through membership of relevant professional bodies.

Students and graduates may be offered exemptions by professional bodies from parts of their own qualifications in relation to membership. Exemptions will be available from various professional bodies in the fields of accounting, management, law and marketing.

Course Structure

    You will study these modules:


Year 1
UNIT CODEUNIT NAMEUNIT LEVELUNIT CREDIT
HNBS 301Business and the Business Environment - 4 415
HNBS 302Marketing Essentials - 4415
HNBS 303Human Resource Management - 4415
HNBS 304Management and Operations - 4415
HNBS 305Management Accounting - 4415
HNBS 306Managing Successful Business Project - 4415
HNBS 308Innovation and Commercialisation - 4415
HNBS 309Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management - 4415

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for Full-Time Programmes - 2016/2017

Study Programme Yearly Fees
UK/EU Students
  Duration
Higher National Certificate £6,000.00   1 year
Higher National Diploma
£6,000.00   2 years
Higher National Diploma (Accelerated Track) -   1 year
Higher National Diploma HND
Engineering (Accelerated Track)
-   1 year
Postgraduate Diploma QCF level 7 £3,986.00   1 year
BA/BSc (Hons) Top-Up
£6,000.00   1 year

Important Notes

  • The above tuition fees do not include textbooks, study materials or accommodation fees.
  • The course fees includes the costs for any field visits and professional body accreditation. Students will not be charged any additional fees.

Home Students

To be classified as a home student for the purpose of tuition fee payment:
  • you must be a British or EU national
  • you must have resided in the European Union for three years prior to the start of your course
The three year residence rule also applies to you if you have:
  • an indefinite leave to remain in the UK visa
  • a spouse/partner/dependent visa
  • any other visa which permits you to remain and work in the UK without any restrictions

Tuition fees for Part-Time Programmes - 2016/2017

Study Programme Yearly Fees
UK/EU Students
  Duration
Higher National Certificate
£3,000.00   2 years

Higher National Diploma

£4,000.00   3 years
Postgraduate Diploma QCF level 7 £1,993.00   2 years
BA/BSc (Hons) Top-Up

£3,000.00   2 years

Important Notes

  • The above tuition fees do not include textbooks, study materials or accommodation fees.
  • The course fees includes the costs for any field visits and professional body accreditation. Students will not be charged any additional fees.

Home Students

To be classified as a home student for the purpose of tuition fee payment:
  • you must be a British or EU national
  • you must have resided in the European Union for three years prior to the start of your course
The three year residence rule also applies to you if you have:
  • an indefinite leave to remain in the UK visa
  • a spouse/partner/dependent visa
  • any other visa which permits you to remain and work in the UK without any restrictions

Online Application

Note: Before you apply, please make sure you have access to your email, prepared document scans (picture, passport, other supporting documents)

Please click here to proceed with Online Application (opens in new window)


Business and the Business Environment - 4 [HNBS 301]

Unit type:Core


Marketing Essentials - 4 [HNBS 302]

Unit type:Core


Human Resource Management - 4 [HNBS 303]

Unit type:Core


Management and Operations - 4 [HNBS 304]

Unit type:Core


Management Accounting - 4 [HNBS 305]

Unit type:Core


Managing Successful Business Project - 4 [HNBS 306]

Unit type:Core


Innovation and Commercialisation - 4 [HNBS 308]

Unit type:Core


Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management - 4 [HNBS 309]

Unit type:Core


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