Heart of Worcestershire College

Business Management (Top Up) Heart of Worcestershire College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Staffordshire University


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Course summary

Have you previously competed a HND/FdA in Business (or similar course) and feel it’s now time to go ahead and achieve a full honours degree in Business Management? If so, this top-course is the one for you! This course enables you to convert a HND or Foundation Degree in Business and/or Management (or equivalent qualification) to a full BA (Hons) in Business Management in only one year. The course is validated by Staffordshire University.
During the course, you will further explore many of the business and management topics you have already covered during your HND/Foundation Degree course, but at a more strategic level. You will also further develop your leadership potential and the skills required to; conduct in-depth inquiry, solve complex problems and undertake critical evaluation.

Course details


Modules include:
––Applied Business Research
––Global Business Directions
––Strategic Management in Organisations
––Learning, Knowledge and Performance
––Brand Identities and Communities

Assessment method

The course is continually assessed via a variety of assessment methods
including: reports, essays, individual/ group projects and presentations.

We aim to deliver a stimulating and challenging programme of study that is
both engaging and memorable for our students. Our small class sizes allow for;
innovative delivery, targeted personal support and regular one-to-one tutorials.

All lecturers who deliver on this course hold Masters degree qualifications and/or
professional qualifications in their specialist subjects. In addition, all staff teaching on
the course have relevant occupational experience at an appropriate level of seniority.

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 9N27
Institution code H19
Campus name Worcester
Campus code W

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
HND (BTEC) P Applicants will normally have completed an HND/ Foundation Degree in Business and/or Management.

Other equivalent level 5 qualifications in Business and/ or Management (including international equivalents) and non-business qualifications such as HND in Computing, HND in Leisure and Tourism are also considered.

Applicants whose first language is not English must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language at a minimum level of CEFR level B2/IELTS Level 6 (reading and writing must be at level 6 ) or TOEFL score of 550 or equivalent standards.

The College has a commitment to widening participation in Higher Education, and will therefore give careful consideration to prior experiential learning, non-traditional qualifications and qualifications obtained outside of the United Kingdom.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,000 Year 1
EU £8,000 Year 1
England £8,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,000 Year 1
Scotland £8,000 Year 1
Wales £8,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Text Books.

Sponsorship information

Heart of Worcestershire College is offering HE scholarships at £2000 each to all first year full time HE students. The funding will paid as follows; £400 end of October, £800 end of January and £800 end of May. If you are applying for your first year of your first Higher Education course and have “Firmly” accepted an offer of a place on a HE programme at Heart of Worcestershire College as your first choice (not insurance) you may be eligible. To be eligible you must meet the national criteria: • Normally resident in England • Have a household income of less than £25,000 (as assessed through Student Finance England) • Self funding, not sponsored by an employer, the NHS nor the Training and Development Agency for Schools. Please note that due to the limited nature of these funds meeting the criteria does not equate to an entitlement to a scholarship. Each application will be considered by the panel of senior staff based on the information provided.

Provider information

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Heart of Worcestershire College
Peakman Street
B98 8DW

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