Bedford College Group

HND Business (Tresham) Bedford College Group Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

The HND provides a wide-ranging study of the business sector and is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in business giving students both the experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.

The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Business is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

Course progression:
• Progressing to university

Career progression:
• Entering employment
• Continuing existing employment
• Linking with the appropriate Professional Body
• Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Course details


Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business:
Core Units:
• Business and the Business Environment
• Marketing Essentials
• Human Resource Management
• Management and Operations
• Management Accounting
• Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set unit).
Optional Units:
• Business Law
• Financial Accounting
Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business
Optional pathways:
• Accounting and Finance
• Business Management
• Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.
• Human Resource Management
• Marketing
• Operations Management
• General Business

Assessment method

• Written reports, essays
• In-class tests
• Examinations
• Creation of financial documents
• Creation of planning documents
• Work-based projects
• Academic posters, displays, leaflets
• PowerPoint (or similar) presentations
• Recordings of interviews/role plays
• Working logbooks, reflective journals
• Presentations with assessor questioning
• Time-constrained assessment

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Grade requirements…
• A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business
• A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English
• Other related Level 3 qualifications
• An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
• An international equivalent of the above.
Other requirements…
• Related work experience

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5,895 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,895 Year 1
Scotland £5,895 Year 1
Wales £5,895 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Bedford College Group
Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AH

Course contact details

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Tresham Main Contact

0345 658 8990