Harlow College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

HND Business

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Course summary

This Business course provides a stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging and memorable for students, along with essential subject knowledge that students need to progress successfully into the world of work or a related degree. BTEC is the world's most successful and best-loved vocational qualification brand and is renowned for engaging students in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for more than thirty years. BTEC Higher National qualifications are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the principal vocational qualification at Levels 4 and 5. The qualification provides students with a clear line-of-sight to employment and to progression to a degree. After the HND a Top-up to a full Degree may be possible. After the HNC – you could ask to transfer to the second year of a degree. Again, contact the University's admission team direct after searching the course on the UCAS website. Or you could continue at Harlow College and complete your HND. Or get a job in Business, Business Management, Marketing, Law, Accounting, Business Administration, Sales, Event Management, Politics, and many more.

Course details


HNC (Level 4) Module Level Credit 1. Business and the Business Environment 2. Marketing Essentials 3. Human Resource Management 4. Management and Operations 5. Management Accounting 6. Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set) 7 or 8. Innovation and Commercialisation or Business law 9. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management HND (Level 5) Module Level Credit 11. Research Project 12. Organisational Behaviour Specialist Units Module Level Credit 16. Operations & Project Management 17. Change Management 18. Global Business Environment Optional modules Module Level Credit 32. Business Strategy 41. Brand Management *These modules may be subject to change

Assessment method

All assessment is Internal except for Managing a successful Business Project (unit 6) and the Research project (unit 11) which will both be set by Pearson. There are no external examinations for this qualification. Each qualification is assessed with either a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Assessment methods will vary for each module but will be a range of: Written assessment Mind Mapping Presentations Discussions Practical assessments Action research The % of teaching and learning that is: Coursework/written 70% Practical 10% Work based learning 20% The % type of planned learning: Planned hours face to face 70% Independent study 30% Assessment % how much is: Final assessment end loaded 35% In year assessment/continuous 65% Types of assessment %: Controlled assessment (open book or closed book) 0% Exam – written 0% Exam – multiple choice 0% Portfolio 60% Practical piece 20% Work based 20%

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct Entry to Year 2 (top-up year) : Successful completion of HNC Business

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English & Maths grade C or 4/5. Relevant Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC, UAL, A Level, Access to HE Diploma etc. Mature students may have commensurate work/business /industry related experience that may be considered.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5750 Year 1
England £5750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5750 Year 1
Scotland £5750 Year 1
Wales £5750 Year 1
Channel Islands £5750 Year 1

Additional fee information

£5,750 per year with an inflationary rise if you proceed to the Year 2/HND. Included in the fee: £10 free printing per year. All tuition and assessment. Not included in the fee: Printing over £10 Cost of trips. Cost of residential visits. Basic stationery
HND Business at Harlow College - UCAS