Higher Education

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September 1 Year Level 4 Full-Time City Campus University Level Qualification Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

Are you passionate about leadership and management? Do you envision yourself thriving in a dynamic business environment? Our Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Leadership and Management is designed for aspiring professionals like you who are eager to develop their skills and advance their careers.

This programme offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers essential aspects of leadership and management. You will explore core units such as the Contemporary Business Environment, Marketing Processes and Planning, Management of Human Resources, and Leadership and Management. These units are meticulously designed to provide you with a solid foundation and practical skills needed to excel in various business roles.

The HNC in Leadership and Management is not just about acquiring knowledge; it’s about applying what you learn in real-world scenarios. Our programme emphasises critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and effective decision-making, preparing you to tackle complex business challenges. You will also gain invaluable skills in communication, digital technology, and financial management, ensuring you are well-equipped for the demands of the modern workplace.

Our course is aligned with professional standards and developed in collaboration with industry experts, including the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and leading businesses like IBM and Capgemini. This ensures that the content is up-to-date and relevant, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

Join us and take the first step towards becoming a dynamic leader in the business world. Your future in leadership and management starts here.

You are able to apply for this course if you have any of the following:

You should be over 18 have a relevant Level 3 qualification and at least 48 UCAS points.
For example, a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business, Travel and Tourism, IT, or a GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent) and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent).

? other related Level 3 qualifications
? an Access to Higher Education Diploma from an approved further education institution
? We recommend that all students have a grade A* to C or 9 to 4 in GCSE Maths and English,
• Or if you have appropriate work experience, and are aged over 21, or hold an international equivalent to the above qualifications we will also be happy to consider your application.

All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, need to demonstrate capability In English of IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will be expected to provide your own pens, paper, and folders. You are recommended to purchase or have access to a laptop or computer. You may choose to purchase books from the recommended reading lists however the College have an excellent range of all books suggested within your units studied. The course will include relevant field trips which you will also need to fund. These could be UK locations or in Europe, previous years have visited Manchester, London< Amsterdam and Spain.

The Higher National Certificate in Leadership and Management employs a dynamic blend of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, and interactive workshops, to ensure a comprehensive understanding of key concepts. Assessment is diverse and practical, encompassing both centre-developed internal assignments and Pearson-set assignments, which are designed to simulate real-world business challenges. This approach not only tests students' theoretical knowledge but also their ability to apply learning in practical scenarios, fostering essential skills for future leadership roles. With a strong emphasis on practical application, this programme prepares you for success in the fast-paced world of business management.

GCSE Maths and English are fundamental for the Higher National Certificate in Leadership and Management. Proficiency in these subjects ensures you have the essential skills needed to succeed in higher education and the business world. Maths is crucial for understanding financial management and data analysis, while English enhances your communication, critical thinking, and report-writing abilities. These competencies are vital for effective leadership and management. By meeting the GCSE Maths and English requirements, you are well-prepared to tackle the course's challenges and thrive in your future career.

Experience robust industry links, providing students with direct access to leading businesses and organisations. Partnerships with industry giants ensure the curriculum is relevant and up-to-date. Guest lectures, networking events, and collaborative projects offer invaluable insights into current business practices and trends. These connections not only enhance learning but also open doors to exciting career opportunities, internships, and work placements. By engaging with industry professionals, students can build strong networks and gain practical experience, positioning themselves for success in the competitive world of business and management.

The Higher National Certificate in Leadership and Management requires a significant time commitment to ensure you gain the skills and knowledge needed for success. The course spans one year of full-time study, students should expect a blend of scheduled lectures, seminars, and self-directed learning. Additionally, independent study, research, and assignment preparation will be crucial to your success. Balancing these commitments effectively will allow you to make the most of this comprehensive programme, setting a strong foundation for your future career in leadership and management.

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, around 12 hours’ plus independent learning and assignment activity.

Our course is designed to develop dynamic, confident leaders ready to tackle complex business challenges and drive organisational success. With a focus on real-world application, the programme prepares students for diverse roles in management by fostering critical thinking, effective decision-making, and strategic planning. Ideal for those passionate about advancing their careers in business, this course offers a solid foundation for both immediate employment and further academic pursuits.

Core modules include:

• Contemporary Business Environment: Understand the dynamic nature of today’s business landscape.
• Marketing Processes and Planning: Learn strategic marketing principles and their practical applications.
• Management of Human Resources: Explore effective HR practices and strategies.
• Leadership and Management: Develop essential leadership skills for managing teams and projects.
• Accounting and Finance for Managers: Gain financial literacy to manage budgets and financial plans.
• Managing a Successful Business Project: Execute a real-world business project to demonstrate your skills.

These modules are designed to provide a solid foundation in leadership and management, preparing you for a successful career in the business world.

What’s next?

Upon completion of this course you will have 120 credits and can progress on to a range of study options in Higher Education such as a Level 5 Higher National Diploma or progress onto a variety of second year of BA top up programmes. Employment opportunities include roles in operations, departmental management, and other leadership positions. This qualification is also recognised by professional bodies, enhancing career prospects and professional development.

Whether you aim to enter the workforce directly or continue your academic journey, this course provides a solid foundation for a successful career in leadership and management.

Skills for employment

This course is a Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ), approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. HTQs are alternatives to apprenticeships or degrees, providing a practical and employer-led study programme. Our HTQ courses are approved against occupational standards set by employers to give you the skills and experience to start a career in your chosen field.

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