Develop your skills and understanding of Small Business Management with this Higher National Diploma. You’ll learn to identify and formulate plans to solve business-related problems, as well as investigating the effective use of communication and information technology. On this course you’ll develop essential skills such as time management, teamwork and self-motivation, plus an understanding of the sensitivity and openness required to work with diverse groups. This will give you entry to Honours programmes at university and are highly valued by employers. HNDs provide nationally recognised qualifications that offer career progression, professional development, employment opportunities and further progression within Higher Education. The qualifications are made up of mandatory units and specialist units studied during the first and second year. If you have a keen interest in small business management and how it applies to the world of business, you can choose to specialise in this subject in your second year. This will equip you with the basic skills in small business management and entrepreneurship that you need to start a career in this fascinating area. Through a series of projects and case studies, you’ll learn how you can practically apply your knowledge in the world of work. You’ll also gain an excellent grounding in general business practices. You will study: Year 1 • Business and the Business Environment • Marketing Essentials • Human Resource Management • Management and Operations • Management Accounting • Managing a Successful Business Project Optional units include: • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management • Financial Accounting Year 2 • Research Project • Organisational Behaviour • Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunities • Launching a New Venture • Managing and Running a Small Business Optional units include: • Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations • Pitching & Negotiation Skills
• Business and the Business Environment • Marketing Essentials • Human Resource Management • Management and Operations • Management Accounting • Managing a Successful Business Project Optional units include: • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
There will be a range of assessment opportunities informed by placements or work experience. These may include: Presentations, written assignments and/or practical assessment.
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
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
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