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 qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them. The Higher National Diploma allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study.
The Higher National Diploma in Business is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant business-related courses.
Year 1: Core: Business and the Business Environment; Management Accounting; Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set). Optional/Specialist: Business Law; Operations and Project Management; Understanding and Leading Change; Global Business Environment; Business Strategy.
Year 2: Core: Marketing Essentials; Human Resource Management; Management Operations; Research Project (Pearson-set); Organisational Behaviour. Optional: Innovation and Commercialisation; Pitching and Negiotiating Skills.
The course is predominantly assessed through the completion of assignment projects. Much of the study will require work outside of formal classes, so self-motivation and good time management skills are essential. As a guideline you are advised that a 15-credit unit approximates to a learning time of 150 hours.
Two core units: one 15 credit (Level 4) and one 30 credit unit (Level 5) will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
International applicants will be required to have an IELTS score of 6 achieved within the last two years to apply for this course.
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||Applicants should normally be at least 18 years of age. Applications are welcomed from candidates with a subject-specific Level 3 course such as a National Subsidiary/Diploma/Extended Diploma, A Level, Access to Higher Education Course, or a work-based course, such as NVQ 3 or Advanced Apprenticeship with a minimum 48 UCAS points achieved.|
|A level||D - A*|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP - D*D*D*|
|Access to HE Diploma||Applicants will be considered who have achieved an appropriate Access to HE Diploma pathway.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||International applicants will be required to have an IELTS score of 6 achieved within the last two years to apply for this course.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£5,750||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£5,750||Year 1|
Additional fee information
The course fees for this course will be £5750 per annum. Details of the student finance available for all higher education students can be found on the student finance website www.gov.uk/student-finance.