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BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business
Department of Business & Management

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Awarding Body  Pearson Education Course Title  Business
Award  BTEC Higher National Certificate  Award Level  RQF 4
UCAS Code HNC101N Study Mode  Full Time Weekend
Start Dates September 2018 Duration 1 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

About this course

BTEC Higher National Certificates 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 marketing.

You will attend classes on a Saturdays.  You will be taught in different ways, including lectures, practical activities, group discussions, and seminars. You will also have the chance to put the theory you have learned into practice.

You will be assessed on your coursework, including reports, essays, case studies, presentations, individual and group projects.  


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

This course will prepare students for a wide range of business and management careers e.g. Business Manager, Business Analyst, Retail & Financial Sector, Civil Service, Local Government. Students may also undertake further studies at a higher level e.g. BTEC Higher National Diploma or a bachelor degree.


Professional Recognition

BTEC Edexcel`s qualifications are nationally and internationally recognised by employers and professional organisations.

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

What you will cover

    You will study these modules:


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

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

More Information:

Tuition fees for Full-Time Programmes - 2017/2018

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 - 2017/2018

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 (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.

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

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:Core


Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management - 4 [HNBS 309]

Unit type:Core


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