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HND Business

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Course title


Higher National Diploma Business
240 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 HND qualification follows on from successful completion of the Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business, building and extending upon your business knowledge.

Length of course

Full Time: One Year
Part Time Two Years

Compulsory modules


Level 4

Unit 1 Business and the Business Environment (15 credits)

Unit 2 Marketing Essentials  (15 credits)

Unit 3 Human Resources (15 credits)

Unit 4 Management and Operations (15 credits)

Unit 5 Management Accounting (15 credits)

Unit 6 managing a Successful Business Project (15 credits)

Level 5

Unit 11 Research project (30 credits)

Unit 12 Organisational behaviour (15 credits)

Unit 16 Operations and project management SPECIALIST (15 credits)

Unit 17 Understanding and leading change SPECIALIST (15 credits)

Unit 18 Global Business Environment SPECIALIST (15 credits)

Optional modules

Level 4

Unit 7 Business Law (15 credits)

Unit 8 innovation and Commercialisation (15 credits)

Level 5

Unit 32 Business Strategy  (15 credits)

Unit 37 Consumer Behaviour (15 credits)


Full Time and Part Time available for 2020 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 provided with pastoral support from the programme’s course leader who writes references for jobs and further education study.

  • Students are encouraged to use a range of resources, including books and journals from the Learning Resource Centre on Campus, as well as online material


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

How to apply

Full-time students should apply via UCAS Apply, using the UCAS code: B401

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

It is anticipated that applicants have achieved the Level 4 Higher National Certificate. 

  • 48 UCAS point
  • GCSE grades A* to C in English Language and Maths

    and either:

  • a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma qualification – PPP
  • or, two or more A Levels (at least one of which should be in an essay based subject).
  • or, 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

A progressional agreement is in place with the University of Worcester regarding topping up to Level 6.  Please contact Admissions for more information.

Start date

September 2020


2020 course timetable to be confirmed.

Currently, for 2019 entry, the full time course is delivered over two full days (Tuesdays and Wednesdays)


2020 course timetable to be confirmed.

Course fee (per annum)

HND Full Time: £4880
HND Part Time: £2440 (per year)

Course code

HND Full Time: B40001
HND Part Time: B70006A

Study mode

Full Time and Part Time available for 2020 entry

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