Business (General) (HND) at University of Roehampton - UCAS

Course summary

Why this course? • Gain specialist skills for future employment • Specialist facilities and resources, expertise and employment links • Practical-based learning through vocational, academic and practical skills • Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students About this course This Higher National Certificate will help you gain the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to start a career within the field of business, and on completion, consider progression to your final year of a degree here at Roehampton. This University course is approved by the Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education. This two year Higher National Diploma course is suitable for students' finishing college or those re-entering education after employment or career-break. An industry-recognised qualification, known to provide the practical and problem-solving skills needed by employers, will support a fast-track entry to employment for students entering or choosing a career-change within the employment market. The course is equivalent to the first two years of undergraduate study. During the course, you will have the opportunity to specialise in a business-related occupational area and, on completion of your studies, you can choose to enter employment or progress to your final year of our degree-level course. You will, in your second year, choose your own research project based on a contemporary industry-related theme. With a dedicated, expert and supportive tutor team, you will learn to apply your own ideas to the Business world, deal with uncertainty and complexity, explore solutions, demonstrate critical evaluation and use both theory and practice in a wide range of real-world business situations. Plus, you’ll be supported through your course with a friendly, committed and available team, offering wellbeing, professional, industry and career-related advice whenever you need it. Skills On finishing the course, you will have the confidence to enter the employment market, with a sound understanding of the business world and real-world understanding of how to apply your principles to it. Career opportunities This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for jobs in international business, accounting, finance, retail, marketing and human resources. You are also qualified to progress (with advanced entry) to the final year of our degree programme, other undergraduate study, a higher apprenticeship programme or continuing professional development. Our careers team will support you to devise an dedicated career plan from the start of your course until after you enter employment. We will help you to strengthen your specialist CV, prepare for interviews, meet employers and learn from successful alumni working at the top of their careers.

This Higher Technical Qualification is approved against occupational standards decided by employers. Learn more about Higher Technical Qualifications.


Examples include: • Leadership and Management • Organisational Behaviour • Digital Marketing

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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of the Higher National Certificate year, at the University of Roehampton or another provider will allow you to register onto the Higher National Diploma.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other qualifications will also be considered Relevant work experience, or an international equivalent to the above qualifications. Credits achieved at other universities and your work/life experience If you need more help or information, get in touch through our enquiry form

English language requirements

IELTS for UKVI SELT with 6.0 Overall and 5.5 in each subtest

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please note the fee amounts listed are from 2023. In some cases fees will increase for the following year.
Business (General) (HND) at University of Roehampton - UCAS