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Course summary

If you want to progress in your business career, launch your own business, or get a head start in employment by gaining a formal qualification in Business, these programmes could be right for you. The Pearson Higher National BTEC in Business can be studied over a year as a Higher National Certificate (HNC) and, if you want to continue, as a Higher National Diploma (HND). You can study either full-time or part-time and you will be based in our brand new University Centre at our WISE Campus in Bristol. These courses have been designed and developed to meet professional standards which are recognised by employers and universities. Both programmes will enable you to develop as a professional, so that you can meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. You will develop the wide range of personal skills that employers require, as well as a solid understanding of current concepts, theories and techniques in business and management. You’ll learn how to apply your understanding to real world business situations, including opportunities of valued work experience with local businesses, that can support you in your personal and professional development during and after you finish your studies Each course takes one year (full-time) and is a great way to develop your skills and understanding of the field, with the option to finish after the first year with a nationally recognised qualification (the HNC). If you decide to continue for a second year, the HND is the equivalent of a Foundation degree. You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods and there are no formal examinations. The HNC offers you a broad introduction to the subject at Level 4, allowing you to develop the core skills you need to progress. It will prepare you for a range of careers in business, including management, administration, human resources, marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting and finance. If you are already working, you could study part-time and improve your opportunities for promotion and career development. Once you have successfully completed the HNC, you can go on to apply for a job in your chosen career, or - to give you even more choice as you progress - you might choose to continue on to the HND at Level 5 The HND enables you to develop the management skills you’ve acquired in the HNC, following your own interests. You will develop your personal skills, including being able to manage your own workload, and enhance your leadership abilities and self-confidence. The HND is the equivalent of a Foundation degree. If you decide you want to continue studying, you can top up the HND to a full Bachelor’s degree by studying for one further year at level 6 in another college or university. If you love playing sport, you could continue to play at an elite level whilst studying. Our well-structured Sports Academy programmes delivered by professional coaches providing training, strength and conditioning, sports therapy and some of the best sporting facilities in the South West of England, at our WISE campus in Bristol. To apply please copy and paste the link below into a browser and complete the application form: Part time routes are available. For more information, please email [email protected] GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES: • Business Manager • Operations Manager • Sales Officer • Account Executive • Self-employment • Marketing Manager


Level 4 Modules Business and the Business Environment Marketing Process and Planning Managing a Successful Business Project Recording Finance Transactions Human Resource Management Leadership and Management Accounting Principles  Digital Business in Practice

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical assignments and Presentations

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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University Centre WISE (UCWISE)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. You will need to take the following English qualification as part of the Visa process: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for your tuition fees and your living costs. Please follow this link for more details about your visa requirements:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. SGS welcomes interest from mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. If English isn't your first language you will need to undertake an IELTS qualification achieving an overall grade of 6 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent) GSCE requirements: GCSE English and Maths grade C or 4.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13250* Year 1
England £8500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500* Year 1
Scotland £8500* Year 1
Wales £8500* Year 1
Channel Islands £8500* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8500* Year 1
International £13250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Business at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS