Harlow College

HND Business Harlow College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

This Business course provides a stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging and memorable for students, along with essential subject knowledge that students need to progress successfully into the world of work or a related degree.

BTEC is the world's most successful and best-loved vocational qualification brand and is renowned for engaging students in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for more than thirty years.

BTEC Higher National qualifications are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the principal vocational qualification at Levels 4 and 5.

The qualification provides students with a clear line-of-sight to employment and to progression to a degree.

After the HND a Top-up to a full Degree may be possible.

After the HNC – you could ask to transfer to the second year of a degree. Again, contact the University's admission team direct after searching the course on the UCAS website. Or you could continue at Harlow College and complete your HND.

Or get a job in Business, Business Management, Marketing, Law, Accounting, Business Administration, Sales, Event Management, Politics, and many more.

Course details


HNC (Level 4)
Module Level Credit
1. Business and the Business Environment
2. Marketing Essentials
3. Human Resource Management
4. Management and Operations
5. Management Accounting
6. Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set)
7 or 8. Innovation and Commercialisation or Business law
9. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

HND (Level 5)
Module Level Credit
11. Research Project
12. Organisational Behaviour

Specialist Units
Module Level Credit
16. Operations & Project Management
17. Change Management
18. Global Business Environment

Optional modules
Module Level Credit
32. Business Strategy
41. Brand Management

*These modules may be subject to change

Assessment method

All assessment is Internal except for Managing a successful Business Project (unit 6) and the Research project (unit 11) which will both be set by Pearson. There are no external examinations for this qualification.

Each qualification is assessed with either a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Assessment methods will vary for each module but will be a range of:
Written assessment
Mind Mapping
Practical assessments
Action research

The % of teaching and learning that is:
Coursework/written 70%
Practical 10%
Work based learning 20%

The % type of planned learning:
Planned hours face to face 70%
Independent study 30%

Assessment % how much is:
Final assessment end loaded 35%
In year assessment/continuous 65%

Types of assessment %:
Controlled assessment (open book or closed book) 0%
Exam – written 0%
Exam – multiple choice 0%
Portfolio 60%
Practical piece 20%
Work based 20%

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 HDBA
Institution code H23
Campus name Harlow College
Campus code 1

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
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points

GCSE English & Maths grade C or 4/5.
Relevant Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC, UAL, A Level, Access to HE Diploma etc.
Mature students may have commensurate work/business /industry related experience that may be considered.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £5,750 Year 1
EU £5,750 Year 1
England £5,750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,750 Year 1
Scotland £5,750 Year 1
Wales £5,750 Year 1

Additional fee information

£5,500 per year with an inflationary rise if you proceed to the Year 2/HND. Included in the fee: £10 free printing per year. All tuition and assessment. Not included in the fee: Printing over £10 Cost of trips. Cost of residential visits. Basic stationery

Provider information

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Harlow College
Velizy Avenue
CM20 3EZ

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