Course Type / Attendance

Part Time, Higher Education

Subject Area

Business and Management

Start Date


Course Length

2 Years




Adult, Higher Education



Course Level


Award to be received

HNC Business

Regulatory Body

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

Awarding Body


Home / Course / HNC Business

Who is this course for?

The course is for people who would like a highly regarded business qualification that focuses on practical skills and knowledge. It will help improve your job prospects within many different types of organisations in addition to proving a platform for further study.

What do you need to apply for the course?

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 40 UCAS points.

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

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

Level 2 in English and maths

To apply for the full time course please apply through UCAS

What are the key things you'll learn?

The core units of this course are:

Business and the Business Environment

Marketing Essentials

Management and Operations

Human Resource Management

Business Law

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Management Accounting

Managing a successful business Project

How you will learn

On this course you will experience a combination of teaching and learning styles as follows:

  • Practical and theoretical classroom teaching
  • Library drop-in sessions
  • Directed work with other students
  • Directed private study

Assessments will incorporate workplace knowledge.  You may have reports, portfolios, case studies and timed assessments to complete.  Each unit is assessed individually and via different means.

Where could this course take you?

After the completion of this course you can progress to employment, a part time HND or to a range of study options in Higher Education.  Employment opportunities available include: management, administration, personnel, marketing, accounting, and law.

What costs will you incur?

The course currently costs £2,300 per year

Some additional expense might be required for notebooks, stationary and potential field trips.

Similar Courses

HND Business (Management)