HND in Business (General)
HND in business provides a general understanding of how business works. This course covers all the essential knowledge you need to progress your career within an office based business environment. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of today’s business world, trends, challenges and opportunities and you will be able to develop core skills relating to business and management, customer service management, marketing, sales and global business.
The HND in Business provides practical preparation, industry insight and technical advice in a general business context. With a strong vocational focus, it has been designed to develop the skills and techniques needed in business and enable students to apply their learning to real industry situations. Each unit is tailored towards helping students develop knowledge and skills across a range of business disciplines, including national and international marketing, management, accountancy, business growth and forecasting.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for students who have an interest in developing their business understanding and capabilities, or who want to gain a higher-level qualification in business management to enhance their current career path.
Career prospects – HND in Business (General)
This course will equip you with the necessary skills to work in private or public sector organisations. Students will also have the solid business skills to pursue different careers across various industries through roles such as Business adviser, Finance manager, Finance assistant or executive, Team supervisor, Project manager, Business consultant, Marketing consultant and more senior positions. You will also get further study progression for an undergraduate qualification with various UK universities on a Top-Up Degree Course in Business.
On completion of the course you will be awarded a Higher National Diploma (HND).
601/8364/0: Pearson BTEC Level 4 HND in Business
UNIT 1Business and the business environment
UNIT TITLE BLOCK 1 UNIT 2 Marketing essentials BLOCK 2 UNIT 3 Human resource management UNIT 4 Management and operations BLOCK 3 OPTIONAL UNIT 8 Innovation and commercialisation OPTIONAL UNIT 9 Entrepreneurship and small business management BLOCK 4 UNIT 5 Management accounting UNIT 6 Managing a successful business project (Pearson set)
601/8364/2: Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Business (General)
BLOCK 5 UNIT 12 Organisational behaviour UNIT 32 Business strategy BLOCK 6 UNIT 11 Research project (Pearson set) UNIT 27 Identifying entrepreneurial opportunities BLOCK 7 UNIT 11 Research project (Pearson set) OPTIONAL UNIT 37 Consumer behaviour and insight BLOCK 8 OPTIONAL UNIT 36 Human resources – value and contribution to organisational success OPTIONAL UNIT 42 Planning for growth
- GCSE passes at grades ‘A to C’ including English Language, and either a minimum of one A Level at grades ‘A’ to ‘E’, or a BTEC Level 3 Certificate or Diploma, or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution; or
- College-recognised certificated learning equivalent to the above. Where possible Regent College uses the NARIC database to determine equivalents to GCSE and A level qualifications; or
- Normally, two or more years of work experience at a managerial/supervisory/admin level relevant to the programme applied for. This must be evidenced via a personal statement, work experience form and successful interview, and supported by employment reference(s) indicating the duration of employment and the role.
You may be eligible to join an HND programme if you have previous learning that satisfies the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course you are interested in, normally with 90 credits (subject to syllabus studied previously). It is your responsibility to demonstrate this with objective evidence.
Prospective students who are not UK nationals, or who are UK nationals but do not have GCSE English Language at grades A to C, are required to take the Regent College’s Wembley English Academy English language assessment. If you hold IELTS grade 5.5, with both reading and writing at grade 5.5, you do not need to sit this assessment.
If you do not meet the required standard of English in the assessment, you will be offered an English language course to help you improve your English to the necessary level to gain admission to the Pearson HND Business programme.
Course Duration: Two-year, Full Time
Level: RQF Levels 4 and 5 (240 Credits)
Awarding Body: Pearson
Assessment: Assignments/course work
Mode of Delivery: Full Time
Contact hours: 60 guided learning hours per unit over 40 weeks for all 8 units per year
Progression: Employment or admission into the final year of a bachelor’s degree (subject to fulfilling the required admission criteria)
Method of study: Lectures, seminars, case study analyses, group discussions and tutorials
Intake dates: January, April and September
Campus: Madison House, Wembley and Acorn House, Southall
Disclosure: Pathways that do not recruit the required number of students may not run. You will be advised on alternative options if this is the case.
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