Derby College

Business Derby College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

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The world of business is broad based and dynamic. This ever-changing environment offers stimulating and rewarding careers in a range of sectors.

The Higher National Certificate in Business is a one-year full-time course which enables you to study modules and topics that are relevant to a range of careers. This broad focus enables you to complement your professional experience with a strong grasp of the underpinning principles that support a successful career in business.

The programme is offered on a full-time basis. Over one year you will study modules which will cover a broad range of business-related subjects. You will be expected to undertake independent study alongside your course.

All business organisations demand well qualified, versatile and adaptable staff with high-level skills, knowledge and sound business acumen. This course will give you the transferable skills needed to meet the changing circumstances of business practice. It will also open up potential opportunities for further study, including progression to a Higher National Diploma, Foundation Degree or Honours Degree in subsequent years.

The programme will be delivered via lectures, seminars and tutorials while you are in College. Outside of College, there will be opportunities for independent directed study and self-managed learning using a range of resources, including e-resources.

This course will be delivered at our Roundhouse Campus in Derby city centre. The programme will run with a minimum of six students.

The programme is regulated by HEFCE and the qualification is awarded by Pearson.

Course details


You will study a range of modules, including:
•Business and the Business Environment
•Marketing Essentials
•Human Resource Management
•Management and Operations
•Management Accounting
•Managing a Successful Business Project
•Innovation and Commercialism
•Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Assessment method

Your knowledge and understanding for all modules will be assessed through a variety of methods. These will include written work such as assignments, group work and presentations.
All assignment activity will support you in developing skills in academic writing, verbal presentations, team work and analysis. The College offers a comprehensive development programme as part of your studies to support your progression in these areas.

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 N100
Institution code D38
Campus name Main Site
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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications, experience and any other related issues.
You should have one of the following:
•A BTEC Extended Diploma in Business or a related subject area.
•At least three A-levels or AS Levels in related subject(s).
Students will also need:
• At least four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A* - C) to include English and Maths or the equivalent.
We also welcome applicants who lack institutional qualifications. All such applicants will be interviewed and may be set an appropriate piece of work upon which a judgement will be made, taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.
You will need to be aged 18 or over at the beginning of the course.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,000 Year 1
International £12,000 Year 1
England £6,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,000 Year 1
Scotland £6,000 Year 1
Wales £6,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to amendment

Provider information

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Derby College
The Roundhouse
Roundhouse Road
Pride Park
DE24 8JE

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