Bedford College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate

HNC / HND Business Online

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Course summary

In today's increasingly competitive world, leading enterprises demand people with demonstrable business management skills and abilities. BTEC Higher Nationals are recognised 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. This course is ideal if you are seeking a higher education qualification in the world of business. This flexible course provides specialist business education over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time) and is delivered online with a nominated tutor to support you throughout. You will gain a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required to progress into employment or continued undergraduate studies. This qualification is designed to ensure that you build and improve your skills in the management of resources, decision making, analytical research, independent enquiry, reflective learning and creative thinking. The course can be studied alongside employment or other commitments however motivation and self-discipline will be key. During this course you will develop the breadth and depth of knowledge required by managers in today's society. You will consider the economic, financial and legal issues managers have to deal, along with the tools and techniques they use. The HND Business qualification is achieved after two years, and can be topped up to obtain a full degree. This Business Level 4/5 course is the equivalent to the first two years of a university degree, and offers a local approach to study, with close personal support available throughout your study. Links to real businesses and local employers make it suitable for those wishing to progress directly to employment or to university. On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to top up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment. You can also can join one of the many professional institutes and continue your studies through their examinations.

Course details


How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

deally students will hold a level 3 qualification in business or a relevant subject and maths and English GCSE (full qualification) minimum Grade 4 or grade C. We also accept those with extensive knowledge and experience in the sector. If your first language is not English, learners should have a minimum of 6.0 IELTS. Applicants should have good study and research skills.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3000 Year 1
Scotland £3000 Year 1
Wales £3000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees subject to change.
HNC / HND Business Online at Bedford College Group - UCAS