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
With the internship, students will experience the application of theoretical knowledge that they gain during the previous semesters. Internship experience gives students insight into professional business practices, helps them to have a comprehensive understanding of different units of a company, identifies their career goals and it offers an opportunity to improve their social skills by interacting with employees in the companies. Moreover, nowadays, companies attach great importance to internship experience and give more chances in the recruitment process to graduates who have developed themselves in different fields.
To identify a problem at the company and offer solutions;
To identify similarities and dissimilarities between the courses and the performed business activities during the internship;
To write a report about experiences and give a presentation before the Internship Committee.
Higher National Diploma in Business
The Level 5 HND in Business requires two years' of 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 240 credits at level 5 and scored at least a pass in 105 credits at level 4 and 105 credits at level 5, amounting to 240 + credits.
You will study the following units:
Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business
● Requires at least 120 credits = 8 units, each with a value of 15 credits.
● 6 core units and 2 optional units.
● Total qualification time = 1,200 hours.
● Total guided learning hours = 480 hours.
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 bachelor's (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 bachelor's (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.
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