The world cannot survive without business and management. From the banking industry to retail and commerce, to hospitality, to public organizations or non-governmental entities, the reality is business skills are increasingly important in order to be successful.
The Higher National Diploma in Business is a major workplace qualification course, delivered over two years, which includes a broad range of highly relevant business and management subject areas, making it ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private or public sector business.
The HND is also recognised as being equivalent to the first two years of a UK degree. HND graduates will, therefore, gain entry into the third and final year at a university and be able to work toward obtaining a BA Honours Degree in only one further year of study.
We will accept applications for this course up to 16 September 2019.
Year 1 (Level 4)
- Business and the Business Environment
- Marketing Essentials
- Innovation and Commercialisation
- Human Resource Management
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
- Management and Operations
- Management Accounting
- Managing a Successful Business Project
Year 2 (Level 5)
- Organisational Behaviour
- Business Strategy
- Pitching and Negotiation Skills
- Statistics for Management
- Consumer Behaviour and Insight
- Sales Management
- Research Project
The assessment strategy is designed to ensure that learning outcomes are achieved and that there is a development of knowledge and skills. They provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and a variety of methods are used and these could include:
- Portfolios of work
To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.
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.
|Campus name||David Game College - Higher Education Centre|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||A Level achievement (‘A’ to ‘D’ grade) that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one subject. Note: equivalent qualifications are acceptable.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business or another related Level 3 qualification.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to Higher Education Certificate received from an approved further education Institution.|
An interview will be conducted with an Admissions Officer or by a member of the academic team. During the interview, the information contained within the application form will be considered. Applicants must demonstrate they have the necessary skills for successful completion of the course, evidence of motivation and the commitment to succeed.
English language requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English, with no formal or recognised qualification, will be required to take the DGHE English Entry test to determine whether their level of English is appropriate for the course applied. The level required for entry onto the HND is typically an IELTS 5.5 or above.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£6,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6,000||Year 1|