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What’s it all about?

This course is for those that wish to gain greater understanding of organisations and how they function. The course is for people who would like a highly regarded business qualification that focuses on practical skills and knowledge.

You are able to apply for this course if you are over 18 years old and have a Level 3 qualification and at least 48 UCAS points.

For example, this might be from a GNVQ Advanced, a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, an AVCE, an NVQ or A-levels.

Alternatively, if you have appropriate work experience and are aged over 21, we will also be happy to consider your application.

You are also required to have a Level 2 in English and Maths.

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 at IELTS 5.5. Reading and writing must also be at 5.5 or equivalent.

Study level Cost
19+ 2300.00 *subject to change

On this course you will experience a combination of teaching and learning styles, including practical and theoretical classroom teaching, library drop-in sessions, directed work with other students and directed private study.

Assessments will incorporate workplace knowledge. There is a Pearson set research project and you may also have reports, portfolios, case studies and timed assessments to complete. Each unit is assessed individually via different means.

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each modules normally contains at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment, for which you receive feedback from your tutor.

There is a ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module.

Assessment methods include presentations, reports and portfolios. The grades from formal assessment count towards your module mark.

The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:

Year 1 -
- 100 per cent coursework

Year 2 -
- 100 per cent coursework

You will receive feedback on formative assessments and on summative assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

For formal coursework assessment, we aim to provide you with feedback within 21 working days of hand-in.

Level 2 English and Maths are required for this course.

Your overall workload consists of:

Class contact hours and independent learning.

Independent learning and assignment activity, with each credit taken equating to a total study time per week of around 9.5 hours.

The following information gives you an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities:

- 8% of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity

- Teaching, learning and assessment - 240 hours

- Independent learning - 360 hours

Part-time blended.

Class dates and times will be given at the start of each unit.

Whilst not in class you will be given a schedule of study. There will still be a member of the team available for either face-to-face or online contact.

The course will help improve your job prospects within many different types of organisations, in addition to providing a platform for further study.

The blended approach offers flexibility, with both in classroom sessions and individual work, whilst still having contact with the Business and team and your class peers for support.

The HNC is working at Level 4. This allows you to settle into study whilst giving you knowledge and understanding of the basic functions of a business and builds your academic skills and depth of knowledge within the business arena.

You will study 8 units over the year.

The core units of this course are:

- Business and the Business Environment
- Marketing process and planning
- Human Resource Management
- Leadership and Management
- Accounting Principles
- Managing a Successful Business Project

You will also study two a range of specialist Management units.


What’s next?

After the completion of this course you will have 120 credits and can progress on to a range of study options in higher education, such as the HND in Business (Management), or the second year of BA top up programme.

Employment opportunities available include: management, administration, personnel, marketing, accounting and law.

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