HND in Business (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management)
On this course, students learn about the influence of national culture and economy on entrepreneurship and explore the personal characteristics of entrepreneurs and the impact of personal situational factors, including education and background. You will also learn about the role and importance of small firms to the economy, and about social enterprise and the social economy.
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 TITLE BLOCK 1 UNIT 1 Business and the business environment 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)
601/8365/2: Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Business (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management)
BLOCK 5 UNIT 12 Organisational behaviour UNIT 32 Business strategy BLOCK 6 UNIT 11 Research project (Pearson set) SPECIALIST UNIT 27 Identifying entrepreneurial opportunities BLOCK 7 UNIT 11 Research project (Pearson set) SPECIALIST UNIT 28 Launching a new venture BLOCK 8 SPECIALIST UNIT 29 Managing and running a small business 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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