Bedford College Group

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


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Course summary

During this course you will develop the breadth and depth of knowledge required by managers in today's society. You will consider the economic, financial and legal issues managers have to deal, along with the tools and techniques they use. The HND Business qualification is achieved after two years, and can be topped up to obtain a full degree. This Business Level 4/5 course is the equivalent to the first two years of a university degree, and offers a local approach to study, with close personal support available throughout your study. Links to real businesses and local employers make it suitable for those wishing to progress directly to employment or to university.

On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to top up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment. You can also can join one of the many professional institutes and continue your studies through their examinations.

Course details


There will be a wide range of units available to study, which in the first year may include:

Business environment
Managing financial resources
Organisations and behaviour
Marketing principles
Aspects of contract and negligence
Costing and budgeting
Working with and leading people.

Units available in the second year may include:

Business decision making
Business strategy
Business project
Small business
European business
Marketing planning
Human resource development
Employment law.

Assessment method

Each unit will be assessed using a variety of methods, including written reports, presentations, oral and practical assessments; there are no external examinations. The assessments will develop your work-related skills, such as analysis, problem solving, decision making, communication and presentation skills. These will enhance your self-confidence, allowing you to progress your career aims.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

You will need:

English AND Maths GCSEs at grade A*-C/Functional Skills at level 2 AND
48 UCAS Tariff points from A-Levels with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR
48 UCAS Tariff points from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business OR
an equivalent Level 3 qualification.

We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications, subject to a successful interview.

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Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5,750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,750 Year 1
Scotland £5,750 Year 1
Wales £5,750 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Bedford College Group
Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AH

Course contact details

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01234 291000

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