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Do you want to learn the all-round business skills that employers are looking for, while working on your personal development and setting yourself up to get a degree in the future?
This HND Business course kick-starts your business career by providing a valuable introduction to topics including business strategy, finance, ecommerce and marketing.
It’ll give you an edge when starting your career and give you a solid foundation for further study.
On this course, you'll:
Develop the skills and knowledge you need to excel in business
Learn from experienced tutors, lecturers and business leaders
Build knowledge in subjects such as marketing, business finance, business law, data management, business strategy, organisational theories and human resource management
- Work on a research project and put your knowledge into practice to demonstrate what you’ve learned
You can study this course at Havant College, South Downs College in Waterlooville, Stanmore College or Isle of Wight College in Newport.
After the course you can top up to a full degree by joining the final year of the BA (Hons) Business Management degree course at our main campus in Portsmouth.
Careers and opportunities
What can you do with a Business HND?
After completing this course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to begin a career in areas such as:
financial and risk analysis
You can also top up your qualification to a degree.
What jobs can you do with a Business HND?
Roles our graduates have taken on include:
business development officer
graduate food buyer
- risk analyst
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
Example topics covered:
Human resource management
Small business enterprise
Business law: further principles
Human resource development
Small business enterprise
Working with and leading people
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
Work experience and career planning
To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you finish your course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.
We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies and build your CV.
As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).
ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:
working in groups
revision, memory and exam techniques
If you have a mental or physical disability, the Additional Support and Disability Centre (ASDAC) can give you help, support and advice so you can reach your potential.
Teaching methods on this course include:
You'll be assessed through:
individual and group coursework
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
Year 1 students: 19% by written exams and 81% by coursework
Year 2 students: 6% by written exams and 94% by coursework
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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||Havant and South Downs College - South Downs Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
*This course is available to International applicants who do not require a Tier 4 visa*
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||48 points to include a minimum of 1 A level at grade D or above.|
|A level||48 Tariff points to include a minimum of 1 A level at grade D or above.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||Acceptable when combined with other qualifications. To include a minimum of 1 A level at grade D or above.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Cambridge Pre-U score of 34 to include a Principal Subject at P2.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||48 points to include 4 points from a Higher Level subject.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||48 points to include a Higher Level subject at H4 or above.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MP|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||48 Tariff points.|
CLEARING INFORMATION – Our entry requirements may be different during Clearing, so please contact us on 023 9284 8000 to discuss your options.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.|
|PTE Academic||54.0||An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79.0||79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£6,165||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6,165||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Clearing contact details
University Admissions Centre - Clearing
023 9284 8000
Clearing Hotline opening hours: Thursday 15th August - 07:00 - 20:00, Friday 16th August - 08:00 - 19:00, Saturday 17th August - 09:00 - 15:00, Sunday 18th August - Closed, Monday 19th August onwards - 08:30 - 17:15,
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