BTEC Higher National qualifications are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. BTEC provide progression into the workplace either directly or via study at university and are also designed to meet employer’s needs. Therefore, BTEC Higher National qualifications are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the principal vocational qualification.
The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Business is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.
The BTEC Higher National qualifications in Business are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the business sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in business. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the business sector.
BTEC Higher Nationals in Business give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.
There is a full time programme over two days at college or a part time programme over one day. Both will cover the following core units:
- Business and the Business Environment
- Marketing Essentials
- Human Resource Management
- Management and Operations
- Management Accounting
- Managing a Successful Business Project (externally set assessment)
In addition there will be two optional units taken alongside the core. Specialist units of study could include:
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
- Business Law, Innovation and Commercialisation
- Financial Accounting
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||Cheltenham Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||48 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
Mature students (over 21) are welcome and encouraged to apply. Any mature applicants that do not meet the UCAS point requirement will be assessed in terms of appropriate experience, knowledge, or industry-based qualifications. We will consider prior learning, life experience and/or work experience but also explore alternative options with you to set you on your path to your goal.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£6,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6,000||Year 1|
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