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BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business
Department of Business & Management

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Awarding Body  Pearson Education Course Title  HNC Business
Award  BTEC Higher National Certificate  Award Level  RQF 4
UCAS Code 101N Study Mode  Full-Time
Start Dates September 2018 and February 2019 Duration 1 year
  1. About this course
  2. What you will cover
  3. Entry Requirements
  4. How to apply
  5. Fees and Finance
  6. Careers and employability
  7. Professional Recognition

About this course

The purpose of BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business is to develop you as professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.

 The objectives of the BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business are as follows:

  • To offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations.
  • Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios to meet local or specialist needs.
  • To provide you with insight and understanding into international business operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a globalised market place.
  • To offer students the chance of career progression in their chosen field.
  • To provide you with education and training for a range of careers in business, including management, administration, human resources and entrepreneurship.
  • To equip you with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values.
  • To provide you with opportunities to enter or progress in employment in business, or progress to higher education qualifications such as HND in the business fields.

 

Assessment

You will benefit from an innovative variety of assessment modes. Assessment is mainly via coursework, which can take forms such as traditional essays and reports, group project work, research and consultancy projects, presentations, posters, and design of digital materials.

 

Teaching and Learning

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will be taught by experienced lecturers whose knowledge and expertise are matched to the content of the modules on the course.

When not attending lectures or seminars, you will also be expected to study through independent learning. Independent learning plays a vital role in your studies and involves research, such as reading books and journal articles, preparing assignments and presentations, working on individual and group projects. You will have access to a variety of materials to support you in your learning, such as books, journals, lecture notes and a wide range of e-resources.

During one term, you will typically be attending four modules of 15 credits each. A taught 15 credit module consists of approximately 10 hours of Lecture content, 20 hours of seminar content and 10 hours of assessment practice. On top of this, you will be expected to spend around 100 hours on independent learning as a preparation for the module.


    Course Entry Requirements

    You will be expected to have at least one of the following:

     A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business

    • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject.
    • Other related Level 3 qualifications
    • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by a recognised institution
    • An international equivalent of the above.

    Plus you will usually have five GCSE subjects including Maths and English Language at grade C or above. We will normally accept Key Skills and Higher Diploma qualifications as the equivalent to GCSEs.

    What if I don’t meet any of these entry requirements?

    Even if you have few or no formal qualifications, you may be able to gain entry to the course if you have the required communication and learning skills, as well as the knowledge, experience and motivation to succeed.

    You will be required to take and English and/or Mathematics skills test if you do not hold GCSE Maths and English qualifications or their recognised equivalent.  You may also be interviewed for the course.

    You may need to take an Access course or Foundation (Year 0) course first. If you have been away from academic study for a while, these courses are a great way to get you back into studying. Or if you have never studied before, they help you learn new study skills, essential for success in higher education.

Careers and employability

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.

Graduates can also progress to HND  Business or HND Business Management awarded by the Pearson Education.


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.

Professional bodies such as ACCA, CIMA and CIPS offer exemptions towards their qualifications to graduates of Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business. Exemptions will be available from various professional bodies in the fields of accounting, management, law and marketing.

What you will cover

    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 309Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management - 4415
HNBS 310Financial Accounting - 4415

Online Application & Eligibility Assessment

Note: Please scan your supporting documents, such as a photo, passport, visa, qualifications, references etc before starting the application form. You will also need access to your e-mail.

Apply through UCAS [Prefered]

Apply Online Directly

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Fees and Finance

Tuition Fees for Academic Programmes

Refund Policy:

Tuition fees for Full-Time Programmes - 2018/2019

Study Programme Yearly Fees
UK/EU Students
  Duration
Higher National Certificate £6,165.00   1 year
Higher National Diploma
£6,165.00   2 years
Foundation Degree FdA £6,165.00   2 years
BA/BSc (Hons) £6,165.00   3 years
BA/BSc (Hons) Top-Up
£6,165.00   1 year

Tuition fees for Part-Time Programmes - 2018/2019

Study Programme Yearly Fees
UK/EU Students
  Duration
Higher National Certificate
£4,500.00   2 years

Higher National Diploma

£4,500.00   3 years
Foundation Degree FdA £4,500.00   4 years
BA/BSc (Hons) £4,500.00   5 years
BA/BSc (Hons) Top-Up

£4,500.00   2 years

Important Notes

Undergraduate funding (2018/19)

Student Finance England

Full-time study
The majority of undergraduate funding comes from the Student Loans Company and is assessed by your funding authority. Please visit Student Finance England (SFE) website pages for detailed information.

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

https://studentfinance.campaign.gov.uk/

Eligible Undergraduate students can apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £6,165 to cover the full cost of their annual tuition fees. A maintenance loan (for living costs) of up to £11,354 is also available. This can be used to pay for general living costs, accommodation, travel and other course related costs.

The simple online calculator (https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator) will give you an accurate idea of what level of student funding you may be eligible for.

Part-time study
If you are a part-time student on a degree course you can apply for a tuition fee loan and a maintenance loan. The maximum tuition fee loan you can get if you are a part-time student is £4,625 per year. The amount you get depends on the cost of your tuition fees. Your maintenance loan will be paid at pro-rata of full time study. The amount you get depends on your household income.

The tuition fee loan is paid directly to your university or college.

For more information and downloadable guides, visit the Direct Gov website
https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

Repaying loans
You will not start repaying your student loans for fees and living costs until you have finished studying and you are earning over £25,000 a year. For more information visit the Direct Gov website https:// www.gov.uk/repaying-your-student-loan

Other Sources of Funding
You do not have to apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company to fund your studies. Some students use private funding or employer sponsorship to pay for their course.

 

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


Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management - 4 [HNBS 309]

Unit type:Core


Financial Accounting - 4 [HNBS 310]

Unit type:Specialist


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