Higher Education

Business HNC

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Starting January and September 2018

Course Location: Whittingham Road Campus

Course Duration: Part-time 2 years

Fees (2018-19)

  • Part-time total tuition fees - £6,006.77

Please note that we are currently unable to accept international students.

About this course

This qualification is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment.

It will enable you to meet changing circumstances, whether arising from a change in your own sphere of employment, promotion to supervisory or management roles or from general changes in business practices and the business environment.

The course can be studied as a stand-alone qualification, or as part of an Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration.

What will I learn?

Core Units

  • Business and the Marketing Environment
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing a Successful Business Project
  • Business Law
  • Innovation and Commercialisation

In addition to the course content the course may be enhanced by the provision of guest speakers, enrichment trips and team building activities arranged throughout the course.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through 100% coursework. This consists of management reports, presentations, board papers and numeric analysis.

Managing a Successful Business Project is a Pearson set assessment but is marked internally.

What do I need?

48 UCAS points

  • A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma qualification; or
  • 2 or more A Levels (at least one of which should be in an essay based subject); or
  • Access to Higher Education Certificate

This profile should be supported by GCSE grades A* to C (or 4) in Maths and English Language.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Where can it take me?

Those wishing to continue their studies can use this qualification to progress on to a HND in Business, which is an additional eight units, or you may wish to work towards professional membership or study for professional body examinations such as CIMA and CIPD.

As the curriculum is broad, the qualification prepares you for employment in all business sectors. It gives you the theoretical knowledge as well as underpinning skills to make a positive contribution towards business growth.