The HNC/HND in Business Management provides a wide-ranging study of the business sector and is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in business. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the business sector it will prepare you for further study or training. The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business Management offers a broad introduction to the subject area. You will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios. At Level 4, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the business sector through six core units, which include one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment. Level 4 units may include: • Business and the Business Environment • Marketing Essentials • Human Resource Management • Management and Operations • Management Accounting • Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set unit). Progressing on to the Level 5 HND in year two will ensure you develop a sound understanding of the principles in the study of Management and you will learn how to apply those principles more widely. You will evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. On successful completion you should be able to perform effectively in your chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision making. At Level 5, the core units may include: • Research Project • Organisational Behaviour • Operations and Project Management • Understanding and Leading Change • Global Business Environment Progression Opportunities On successful completion of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business Management you may be able to develop your career in the business sector through entering employment or advancement in existing employment and/or progressing onto a top-up degree course.
Level 4 units may include: • Business and the Business Environment • Marketing Essentials • Human Resource Management • Management and Operations • Management Accounting • Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set unit). At Level 5, the core units may include: • Research Project • Organisational Behaviour • Operations and Project Management • Understanding and Leading Change • Global Business Environment
The course runs over two days per week; you will be required to attend UCS one day per week and you must also be able to commit to one full day of online study per week. Assessment methods are assignment-based, both in class and online. We are able to offer the delivery of HND Business Management through HN Online. HN Online allows for bespoke online delivery of many units to support your learning and enable a flexible approach to teaching, learning and 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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We cannot accept international applicants for this course
Typically entrants will possess: • A related Level 3 qualification such as Level 3 in Business • or three A Level passes in related subjects • or an Access to HE Diploma.
Additional entry requirements
You will be required to attend an interview for the course
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Fees and funding
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