Business (Blended Learning)

Leicester College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd
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Course summary

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The HNC is equivalent to the first year of a degree, and will provide you with a range of essential business and management skills to further your career opportunities in your chosen sector. It is intended that you will gain vocational experience through part-time work as well as engage in independent research into the topic within you individual investigation. This is a blended learning full time course giving you the opportunity to achieve a Higher National Certificate over one year. The blended course structure will require you to attend one full day at college whilst balancing your studies at home. On successful completion of the HNC you may progress on to a Higher National Diploma (second-year degree equivalent). Following on from this there is the opportunity to progress onto university to top-up to a full Degree (top-up) subject to the entry requirements of your chosen subject. Independent study is a vital element of succeeding on the programme so commitment is essential.

Course details


The course consists of core and specialist units including marketing essentials, management accounting, human resources, business environment, management and operations and a business research project. The programme is based on taught sessions and independent research in order that you gain the depth of understanding for application to assessed assignment criteria over the period of the course.

Assessment method

During this course you will be assessed on your modules with a combination of case studies, presentations and written assignments.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB001
Institution code L36
Campus nameSt Margaret’s Campus
Campus code2

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants from non-European Union / EEA nationals should contact the International Office directly ([email protected]) to discuss your application options on the basis of your likely visa status. International applications will be considered on an individual case by case basis. More information for international applicants is available at:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 points Entry to this course requires you to have a recognised level 3 qualification.
A level D
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
GCSE/National 4/National 5 You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or equivalent.

We welcome applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements but can demonstrate the ability to study this subject at university level, and have evidence of relevant work experience.

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5000 Year 1
England £5000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5000 Year 1
Scotland £5000 Year 1
Wales £5000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Business (Blended Learning) at Leicester College - UCAS