Business at BMet (Birmingham Metropolitan College) - UCAS

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Course summary

The Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D) in Business course is a nationally and internationally recognised qualification throughout the business world. It is aimed at students who want to continue their education through applied learning. If you choose to study your HNC/D Business with us at Sutton Coldfield College, part of BMet, you will be taking the next great step to an exciting career in the ever-changing world of business. The units have been chosen to give you a broad base of knowledge and skills in marketing, human resource management, finance, small business management and innovation and commercialisation. A distinctive feature of the course at Sutton Coldfield is the opportunity to develop highly sought-after skills in e-commerce and social media for business purposes. Successful students will be able to distinguish themselves in the labour market by offering potential employers a highly relevant skill set and contemporary knowledge base. Students will study the HNC (Level 4) course during the first year of study and upon successful completion of the HNC qualification students can progress on to the HND (Level 5) course during the second year of study. On successful completion of the HND qualification you may be eligible to progress into the second or third year of a subject related degree at a University. We offer smaller class sizes enabling supportive quality teaching and allows both one to one tuition and group work. This course has a competitive fee structure with flexible entry requirements based on your experience.


The HND course consists of 15 modules, totalling 240 credits, titled: Year 1: Accounting Principles Business and the Business Environment Entrepreneurial Ventures Human Resource Management Innovation and Commercialisation Leadership and Management Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set) Marketing Processes and Planning Year 2: Brand Management Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations E-Commerce and Strategy Marketing Insights and Analytics Organisational Behaviour Planning Social Media Campaigns Research Project (Pearson-set)

Assessment method

The course is delivered via lectures, workshops, tutorials, blended learning (a combination of traditional face-to-face and online learning). Assessment is through coursework, group discussion and individual and group presentations. The course is assessed using assessments written by the course team and there are two Pearson set assessments (one in each year of the course) which are marked by the course team and moderated by Pearson.

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

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

BMet do not hold a Tier 4 sponsor licence with UK Visas and Immigration, therefore, we are unable to accept international students on our courses.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You are required to have a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above in English and Maths. We will accept Level 2 equivalences for English and Maths in place of GCSEs. We encourage applications from students who do not meet the entry requirements outlined but can demonstrate ability through work experience, portfolio of evidence or successful interview.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests


If you do not meet the entry requirements outlined you may be asked to attend for an interview with the Admissions Tutor.

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

If you do not hold a Level 2 English and/or Maths qualification you maybe required to undertake an initial assessment to ascertain your current literacy and/or numeracy levels and/or a free writing assessment.

English language requirements

Students whose first language is not English must have a minimum standard of English at IELTS Level 5.5 with no element below 5.0.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6000 Year 1
England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Channel Islands £6000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £6000 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 that the tuition fee stated is charged per year of study and we intend to increase tuition fees in subsequent years using the Retail Price Index (RPI-X). BMet do not hold a Tier 4 sponsor licence with UK Visas and Immigration, therefore, we are unable to accept international students on our courses.
Business at BMet (Birmingham Metropolitan College) - UCAS