Pearson HNC / HND in Business

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business are designed to help you to secure the knowledge, skills and behaviour needed to be successful in the global business environment. These qualifications have been developed in close collaboration with experts from a wide range of professional bodies, businesses and universities.  They represent the latest in professional standards and are highly valued by students who wish to go on to employment or progress to a final year at university. 

The purpose of these qualifications is to support your professional development to enable you to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. These qualifications also widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them. 


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

We will consider your application based on previous employment and qualifications. You would be expected to hold qualifications at level 3 or have relevant work-related experience. You should also have GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English.

If English is not your first language you will also require an IELTS score at 5.5 or above.

All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

You will be required to attend an interview to discuss the course requirements and suitability. 


 COURSE CONTENT

Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the business sector.

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business provides a broad introduction to the subject area. You will study a mandatory core of modules and select two optional units across a range of occupational sectors, preparing you for subject specialism at Level 5.


Core units for Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business:

  • ■  Business and the Business Environment 
  • ■  Marketing Essentials 
  • ■  Human Resource Management 
  • ■  Management and Operations 
  • ■  Management Accounting 
  • ■  Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set unit).

 

Optional units include:

  • ■  Business Law
  • ■  Innovation and Commercialisation
  • ■  Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 
  • ■  Financial Accounting

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business offers you seven different specialist pathways to support progression into relevant occupational areas or onto degree-level study. There is also a non-specialist ‘General Business’ pathway that allows you to complete the HND in Business without committing to a particular professional specialism. 

Specialist pathways for Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business:


  • ■  Accounting and Finance 
  • ■  Business Management 
  • ■  Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • ■  Human Resource Management 
  • ■  Marketing 
  • ■  Operations Management 
  • ■  Law

START DATES

  • January / April / September

HOW THE COURSE IS DELIVERED

Each module is delivered face-to-face in a classroom setting at our campus in Woolwich, south-east London. You will receive a mix of class lectures, seminars, presentations, and group projects. You will be expected to undertake independent research in addition to the classes. 


HOW THE COURSE IS ASSESSED

Your work will be assessed in a range of different ways. You will complete coursework such as essays, reports and presentations, as well as examinations. The grades from formal assessment activities will count towards your grade for the module. Assessments are completed throughout the programme, ensuring that the workload is manageable. 


WHAT WILL YOU ACHIEVE:

On successful completion of the Higher National Certificate, you will receive the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business

On successful completion of the Higher National Diploma, you will receive the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business with specialist pathways included within brackets in the qualification title:

  • ■  Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (Accounting and Finance)
  • ■  Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (Business Management)
  • ■  Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management)
  • ■  Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (Human Resource Management)
  • ■  Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (Marketing)
  • ■  Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (Operations Management)
  • ■  Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (Law)

LENGTH OF THE COURSE

Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business – 1-year full time

Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business – 2 years full time

Any other information

Your tutor might suggest that you may wish to purchase books and equipment to support your studies. 

Course costs

  • ■  Tuition fees
  • ■  Accreditation costs
  • ■  Other costs, e.g., purchase of required textbooks, equipment, etc.

PROGRESSION

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant business-related courses, for example: 

    • ■  BSc (Hons) in Business and Management 
    • ■  BA and BSc (Hons) in Business Studies 
    • ■  BSc (Hons) in International Management.

COURSE DETAILS

Course Fees:
Enrolment Fee 478.91 AED
Awarding Body Registration fee 957.82 AED
Course Fee 14343.41 AED * (Discounts for early settlement)
Payment Plan for Course Fee One-off (10% Discount) Two Instalments (5% Discount) Monthly (10 Installments) Total Cost with Finance Option
12911.46 AED 6812.52 AED x 2 1434.34 AED *10 N/A
Total: 12911.46 AED 13625.04 AED 14343.41 AED N/A