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BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business
Department of Business & Management

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Award   BTEC Higher National Certificate HNC Course Title   Business
UCAS Code   101N Award Level   RQF 4
Start Dates   September 2017 and January 2018 Study Mode  Full Time Weekend [1 years]
Awarding Body  Pearson Education
  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 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.


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.

Course Structure

    You will study these modules:

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

Online Application

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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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