UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

TEF Silver

UCEN Manchester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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If you have always had an interest in business and enjoy finding out about the world of commerce and industry then this may be the course for you. This course has been designed around people working and provides an opportunity to explore multiple topics and units that are extremely important in today’s business environment. This includes business law, accounting, and leadership and management techniques. There is scheduled face to face contact hours in the evening with online material that will be available 24/7. This will allow you the flexibility to study around your commitments. This independent study will involve a range of online activities including pre-recorded webinars, podcasts and reading material. Through the HNC it will provide specialist business education over one year. You will gain a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required to progress into employment or continued progression onto the HND that will also run in the same delivery plan. This flexible learning model consists of the delivery of modules over a 7-week period. This will include a combination of online independent learning and face to face evening seminars. Per module: 3 hours face to face and approximately 5 hours independent study

Course details


Examples of current modules- Business and the Business Environment Build your background knowledge and understanding of business, the functions of an organisation and the wider business environments in which organisations operate, as you examine their different types, sizes and scopes. Human Resource Management Learn how to appreciate and apply principles of effective Human Resource Management (HRM), discovering how people are the lifeblood of any organisation, how attraction, recruitment and retention of talented staff is at the core of all HRM activity, and how tools and techniques can be used to train, develop and extend employee skills for a business advantage Marketing Essentials Explore the principles of marketing, and develop a basic marketing plan that employs elements of the marketing mix to achieve results. Management Operations Understand the difference between the function of a manager and the role of a leader, examining the characteristics, behaviours and traits which support effective management and leadership. Business Law Enhance your understanding of business law and how it is applied to the running of a company, including its impact on business operations and decision-making. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Explore the definition and scope of entrepreneurship and learn what helps and hinders a business start-up, including the influence of national culture and economy, the personal characteristics of entrepreneurs, and the impact of personal situational factors like education and background. Management Accounting Focus on the fundamentals of management accounting that apply to the wider business environment and the organisations within it, exploring how financial data aids planning and the importance of monitoring and controlling finance. Managing a Successful Business Complete a project brief set by Pearson, with a changing theme and topic that will focus your abilities on exploring and examining a key aspect of a business.

Assessment method

The assessments will consist of: • Written Reports • Presentations • Portfolios

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4

Additional entry requirements


Applicants with no formal academic qualifications may be considered for entry. All nonstandard entry applicants will be interviewed by the programme team to assess suitability

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. You may also need to print your assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.
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