Business Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management HCUC Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

BTEC Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the Business sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in Business.

This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in, a wide range of business areas such as marketing, HR or finance etc. Besides being a stand-alone qualification this course is for those students who wish to progress to year 3 of a university degree (Top up) course.

Course details


These subjects will help students develop an in-depth understanding and awareness of the key aspects of the business sector at Level 5, through 5 core units (mandatory).

The units are

Research Project
Organisational Behaviour (Assignment based)
Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Assignment based)
Launching a New Venture (Assignment based)
Managing and Running a Small Business (Assignment based)
Sales Management (Assignment based)
Pitching and Negotiating Skills (Assignment based).
Study Methods
The HND has 1,200 hours of Total qualification time. This is an estimate of the total time it could reasonably be expected for a learner to achieve a qualification. 40% or 480 hours of the allocated time (TQT) is spent at college in lectures and workshops. This is 15 hours per week, with half spent in lecturers (taught lessons) and half in workshops. (Opportunities for research with lecturer support. The remaining 60% or 720 hours will be spent completing independent study. For example, completing assignment, working at home or in the LRC.

Assessment method

The HND is 100% coursework with 1 Pearson Set unit (12.5%). This unit is a research project that will include timetabled sessions 50% and independent study 50%. The theme of the project is provided by Pearson and limited guidance and feedback will be provided throughout the duration of the project. The project must be completed by February and is an open book non exam unit.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code N101
Institution code U95
Campus name Uxbridge Campus
Campus code -

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

For more information see the web page link here: https://www.hcuc.ac.uk/international

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
HNC (BTEC) Satisfactory completion of the HNC with a minimum attendance of 85% and an excellent College report. External applicants will be considered subject to matching of HNC units and satisfactory references.

English language requirements

All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £5,060 * Year 1
EU £5,060 * Year 1
International £6,963 * Year 1
England £5,060 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,060 * Year 1
Scotland £5,060 * Year 1
Wales £5,060 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration.

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