University Centre Bishop Burton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

The BTEC Higher National qualification in Business targets students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. This route provides a wide-ranging study of the Business sector allowing students to develop a broad understanding of the key disciplines whilst also developing the personal skills needed for academic and professional success. Learning and Teaching Approach This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students’ learning styles and preferences. For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars/practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student-centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Teaching will take place on the Bishop Burton campus. What is the contact time? Approximately 17 hours a week to include lectures, seminars and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). Part-time is also available with this being taught alongside the full-time programme. Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week. What else can I expect?

  • Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
  • Talks from a range of visiting speakers.
  • Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes
  • Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.
  • Opportunities to attend trips, conferences and additional courses to enhance learning.
  • Our experienced Life Coaches are on hand to help you through your University journey from mentoring and coaching to health, wellbeing and resilience. Learn more about how our Life Coaches can support you:
  • Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website:
  • Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.
What kind of job could I get when I graduate? Business management, project management, human resource management, accounting, marketing, customer service, small business management or entrepreneurship. Upon successful completion of the HNC Business programme students can progress onto HND or the second year (level 5) of related Bachelors or Foundation degree study (subject to approval of prior learning of the delivering institution).

Course details


Year 1: Students will gain a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of business sector through units that cover; marketing essentials, human resource management, managing a successful business project, management and operations, management accounting, entrepreneurship and small business management and business law.

  • There is a strong emphasis on employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations
* The programme content is specifically designed to be appropriate for entry or progression within the business sector and to enable students to progress onto higher study at Higher National Diploma (HND) or BA degree pathways.

Assessment method

Assessments may include written assignments, seminars, poster presentations, role-plays, reports, portfolios, case studies and presentations. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support student development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 15 working day timeframe (not including holidays) in order that students can most benefit from the feedback.

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

International applicants

University Centre Bishop Burton welcomes applicants from overseas. You will need to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for your student visa to the UK. You will need to pay your course fees in full prior to a CAS being sent to you. In order for us to process this and for us to comply with our duties as a Sponsor we are required to check other aspects of your application, for example your financial status. For more details please visit

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

*Applicants need an appropriate academic reference. * Life and/or experience of non-traditional students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.

Additional entry requirements


GCSE English at grade C/4 or above

English language requirements

If first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C/4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For up to date information on tuition fees and financial support please visit Are there any additional costs? A range of additional qualifications, short courses and study tours/trips maybe offered at additional cost; these are confirmed prior to student purchase. On successful completion of the programme, students have the opportunity to graduate at a ceremony wearing formal dress. The hire of the formal dress is an additional cost.
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