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HNC Business

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Course title


Higher National Certificate Business
20 credits

Campus location

Whittingham Campus

Why study 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 HNC qualification may lead on to the Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) award.

Length of course

Full Time: One Year
Part Time: Two Years

Compulsory modules


Unit 1 Business and the Business Environment (15 credits)

Unit 2 Marketing Process and Planning  (15 credits)

Unit 3 Human Resource Management (15 credits)

Unit 4 Leadership and Management (15 credits)

Unit 5 Accounting Principles (15 credits)

Unit 6 Managing a Successful Business Project (15 credits)

Optional modules

Unit 7 Business Law (15 credits)

Unit 8 Innovation and Commercialisation (15 credits)


Full Time and Part Time available for 2023 entry:

  • Students attend College two days a week and participate in a range of activities, including lectures, workshops, group work, presentations and practical activities
  • Students are encouraged to use a range of resources, including books and journals from the Learning Resource Centre on Campus, as well as online materials.

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The course is 100% coursework assessed. This consists of management reports; presentations; board papers and numerical analysis.

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

How to apply

Full-time students should apply via UCAS Apply, using the UCAS code: B408

Part-time applicants should apply via the ‘Apply’ link on the Halesowen College website.

If your qualification(s) are not listed, please contact Halesowen College’s Admissions Team for further guidance on 0121 602 7888.

Entry requirements

  • 48 UCAS points
  • GCSE grades A* to C (4 or higher) in English Language and Maths
  • A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma qualification – PPP
  • Two or more A Levels (at least one of which should be in an essay based subject)
  • Access to Higher Education award.

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.

Progressional agreements

You can progress onto the Higher National Diploma in Business which is an additional eight units, or you may wish to work towards professional membership such as CIMA and CIPD.

Start date

September 2023


September 2023 course timetable to be confirmed.


September 2023 course timetable to be confirmed.

Course fee 

Full Time: £5775

Part time (two years): £2887.5 per year

HE Loan available to eligible applicants.

Should any applicants have questions or queries concerning finance, please contact Admissions for further guidance:

Phone: 0121 602 7607

Or via the live chat facility on the College’s website

Course Code

HNC Full Time: B40008
HNC Part Time Year 1: B70004A
HNC Part Time Year 2: B70005A

Study mode

Full Time and Part Time available for 2023 entry

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