Higher National Diploma in Business
Independence. Lifestyle. Financial rewards.
In a challenging economic climate and in the midst of a boom, graduates of business degrees are in high demand among a wide range of employers. You may be taking a diploma to enhance your skills and move your career up a level, looking for a foundation in the core principles of international business or a deeper specialization in one particular market or role. Whatever your situation and career goals, there’s bound to be a business diploma to match.
Holders of the HNC/ HND in Business will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study and will have learned to apply those principles more widely. They will have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.
In today's increasingly competitive corporate world, leading enterprises demand people with demonstrable management skills and abilities. Higher Nationals are recognized by employers around the world for their emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding of an industry or sector. With their strong focus on technical skills, they help to address the high-level technical skills shortage that's an important issue in the UK and globally.
The Higher National Diploma in Business provides its learner the realistic and appropriate career-related opportunities worldwide for 21st-century employment markets.
Why Choose Business?
In Business, students are encouraged to develop a range of important skills which are transferable to any walk of life. Students can focus on their career aspirations or work area within the specification in which there are six specialist pathways consisting of Finance, Management, Marketing, Law, Administration, and Human Resources.
Progression to both higher education and employment
The course is designed to replicate the Business working environment, therefore you will; Gain a broad understanding of business and be able to study selected areas in more depth. Develop skills, knowledge, and understanding in business. Have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way. Follow a programme of study which enables progression to both higher education and employment within the business. Develop personal, learning, and thinking skills, which are highly valued by employers and universities. Gain confidence through developing independent learning skills.
Higher National Diploma in Business
The Level 5 HND in Business requires two years’ study with the College. Throughout the course, you will be required to complete 15 core, optional and specialized modules (eight in year 1 and seven in year 2).
To achieve the qualification, a student must have completed units equivalent to 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 and scored at least a pass in 105 credits at level 4 and 105 credits at level 5, amounting to 210 + credits.
You will study the following units:
YEAR 1 - Level 4 HNC
Unit 1: Business and the Business Environment (15 credits)
Unit 2: Marketing Essentials (15 credits)
Unit 3: Human Resource Management (15 credits)
Unit 4: Management and Operations (15 credits)
Unit 5: Management Accounting (15 credits)
Unit 6: Managing a Successful Business Project (15 credits)
Unit 7: Business Law (15 credits)
YEAR 2 - Level 5 HND
Unit 8: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (15 credits)
Unit 9: Research Project (30 credits)
Unit 10: Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)
Unit 11: Understanding and Leading Change (15 credits)
Unit 12: Business Strategy (15 credits)
Unit 13: Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations (15 credits)
Unit 14: Brand Management (15 credits)
Unit 15: Planning for Growth (15 credits)
Total Credits: 210+
Undergraduate Courses (Level 4/5/6)
Level 4 courses come in the form of 1st year of a bachelor's programme or HNC (Higher National Certificate). Depending on the type of associate degree a student may be able to start their 2nd year of bachelors (The course must be the same as the one they are applying for)
Level 5 courses come in the form of the 2nd year of a bachelor's programmes or an HND (Higher National Diploma). Depending on the type of associate degree a student may be able to start their 3rd year of bachelors (The course must be the same as the one they are applying for).
Level 6 courses are the final component of a bachelor’s degree.
Graduate Course (Level 6)
Students who successfully completed Higher National Diploma in Business qualification can progress onto Degree Top-Up programme Level 6 course at many universities such as University of Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire New University, Teesside University, University of Sunderland, Buckinghamshire New University, University of Huddersfield, London Metropolitan University, Oxford Brookes University, University of Gloucestershire, University of Worcester, University of South Wales, Cambridge University, etc.
Teaching and Administrative Services
The college gives high priority to both teaching and administrative services. It employs suitably qualified academic personnel who are dedicated to carrying out teaching responsibilities with care & professionalism. The college also has an experienced administrative team to oversee the overall administration of the college.
College policies are closely aligned to the UK's Quality Code for Higher Education, for quality education. We are committed to providing our students with a quality education experience that benefits their learning and development as individuals.