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BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business Management
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Awarding Body  Pearson Education Course Title  Business Management
Award  BTEC Higher National Diploma   Award Level  RQF 5
UCAS Code HND(RQF)002N Study Mode 
Start Dates September 2018 and January 2019 Duration 2 years
  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

BTEC Higher National Diplomas are designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and with a strong work related emphasis.

The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their specialist sector and their wide recognition by employers allows progression directly into employment.

BTEC Higher Nationals offer a strong emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding in their sector.

This course offers a broad based introduction to Business and a specialist field of management. A range of assessment methods is used including coursework, projects, presentations and examinations.

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.

Careers and employability

The range of skills acquired on the course will be particularly relevant to management, finance, banking and retail sectors.

Graduates can also progress to a 1-year BA(Hons) Top Up degree in Business Management awarded by the University of Derby.  


Professional Recognition

ACCA, CIMA and CIPS offer exemptions towards their professional qualifications to graduates of Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business Management.

What you will cover

    You will study these modules:

Year 1
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

Year 2
HNBS 311Research Project (Double Module) - 5530
HNBS 312Organisational Behaviour - 5515
HNBS 316Operations and Project Management - 5515
HNBS 317Understanding and Leading Change - 5515
HNBS 318Global Business Environment - 5515
HNBS 332Business Strategy - 5215
HNBS 337Consumer Behaviour and Insight - 5215

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]

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Fees and Finance

Tuition Fees for Academic Programmes

More Information:

Tuition fees for Full-Time Programmes - 2017/2018

Study Programme Yearly Fees
UK/EU Students
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 - 2017/2018

Study Programme Yearly Fees
UK/EU Students
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 (2017/18)

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 detail information.


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 £8,430 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 will be eligible for.

Part-time study
If you are a part-time student you can apply now for a tuition fee loan. The maximum tuition fee loan you can get if you are a part-time student is £4,500 per year.
The amount you get depends on the cost of your tuition fees and not 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

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 £21,000 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

Innovation and Commercialisation - 4 [HNBS 308]

Unit type:Specialist

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management - 4 [HNBS 309]

Unit type:Specialist

Research Project (Double Module) - 5 [HNBS 311]

Unit type:Core

Organisational Behaviour - 5 [HNBS 312]

Unit type:Core

Operations and Project Management - 5 [HNBS 316]

Unit type:Specialist

Understanding and Leading Change - 5 [HNBS 317]

Unit type:Specialist

Global Business Environment - 5 [HNBS 318]

Unit type:Specialist

Business Strategy - 5 [HNBS 332]

Unit type:Specialist

Consumer Behaviour and Insight - 5 [HNBS 337]

Unit type:Specialist

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