Level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND in Business (RQF)

The Pearson BTEC HNC and HND Business courses are ideal for those who wish to study at undergraduate level to acquire relevant skills and qualifications to become business managers.

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COURSE DURATION

Level 4 HNC: 1 Year (Full-time)
Level 5 HND: 2 Years (Full-time)

AWARDING INSTITUTION

The qualifications are awarded by Pearson Education.

CERTIFICATION

The final certificate is issued by Pearson Education to successful student.

COURSE FEES

£6,165 per year

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Pearson BTEC HNC and   will be useful for students who want to develop their skills and knowledge in Business and are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-range study of the business courses 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 management sector. The course also gives students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further studies or training.

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Course Aims / Objectives

The objectives of the BTEC Higher Nationals in Business are as follows:

  • To enable learners to develop their skills and understanding in various areas relevant to Business such as management, human resources, marketing, international marketing and finance.
  • To enable learners to better understand the issues involved in dealing with culturally diverse organisations.
  • To provide the learners with opportunities to develop their employability skills.
  • To give the learners the opportunity to re start their academic development towards higher qualifications.
  • To provide education and training for a range of careers in business, including management, administration, human resources, marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting and finance.
  • To support learners to achieve their learning objectives by meeting any learning need that they may have.

Entry Requirements

Students who wish to undertake this Pearson BTEC HND Level 4/5 should have:

  • A minimum of BTEC level 3 qualification in Business
  • 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)
  • Other related level 3 qualifications
  • The student must be at least 18 years of age and should also pass an initial assessment test (Level 1 in literacy and numeracy with in-depth proficiency in academic writing) at LSME.

English Proficiency

The entire programme is taught in English and students must demonstrate their ability to speak and write in English proficiently. Applicants whose primary qualification was obtained in a non-English speaking country must also achieve an English test such as IELTS 5.5 or other equivalent tests as defined by regulators.

Course Structure

The Pearson Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a Level 4 qualification made up of 120 credits. It is usually studied full-time over one year. The student will need to complete all the units under this requirement to attain the HNC Level 4 qualification.

The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a Level 5 qualification made up of 240 credits. It is usually studied full-time. To achieve the HND business qualification, the learner must complete all the units for the level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND business units shown in the tables below as core and selected specialist units/optional units.

Level 4 HNC Units in Business Units

Unit
Units Reference No.
Unit Title
Unit Credit
TQT

Core Unit

L/508/0485 Business and the Business Environment

15

150

Core Unit

R/508/0486 Marketing Essentials

15

150

Core Unit

Y/508/0487 Human Resource Management

15

150

Core Unit

D/508/0488 Management and Operations

15

150

Core Unit

H/508/0489 Management Accounting

15

150

Core Unit

D/508/0491 Managing a Successful Business Project

15

150

Optional Unit

H/508/0492 Business Law

15

150

Optional Unit

T/508/0495 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

15

150

Level 5 HND Units

Unit
Unit Reference No.
Unit Title
Unit Credit
TQT

Core Unit

R/508/0522 Research Project

30

300

Core Unit

H/508/0525 Organisational Behaviour

15

150

Optional Unit

Y/508/0568 Taxation

15

150

Optional Unit

K/508/0574 Business Strategy

15

150

Optional Unit

A/508/0594 Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations

15

150

Optional Unit

Y/508/0599 International Marketing

15

150

Optional Unit

R/508/0603 Tapping into New and International Markets

15

150

Course Duration

The duration for this course is two years.

HNC: One Year

Students must complete eight units to get this qualification: six core and two optional units.

HND: Two Years

On successful completion of the Pearson BTEC HNC Programme, students will then move on to the Pearson BTEC HND in Business level 5. They will then have to complete seven units at level 5 identified by the College to get the full HND Business Qualification. The seven units have two core and five optional units.

Mode of Delivery

The Pearson HND Business delivery includes; lectures, face-to-face training days, one to one tutorials, discussions, case study discussions, research work, group work, among others. All students will be guided at every step towards achieving their goals.

Students will be assessed using centre devised written assignments/ reports, presentations, both individual and group.

Moderation

In order to make the assessment as fair as possible, a system of moderation has been put in place. LSME undertakes stringent assessment activities and internal moderation, whilst Pearson periodically undertakes an external moderation exercise. The final results are then presented to the LSME Board of Examiners for final approval. The final grades are then entered on the Pearson portal for final certification.

Post Qualification

On successful completion of the level 5 Higher National Diploma, students can develop their careers in the business sector through entering employment, continuing existing employment, linking with the appropriate professional body, committing to continuing professional development (CPD) and progressing to university.

The level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant business-related courses, for example:

  • BSc (Hons) in Business and Management
  • BA and BSc (Hons) in Business Studies
  • BSc (Hons) in International Management

 

NB: The College reserves the right not to run this programme if less than 15 students are recruited.

Want to become a Business Manager

The HND in Business can be studied as a stand-alone programme or can form part of a three-year degree programme at various UK Universities. Successful completion of this programme allows direct entry to a one-year top-up Honours Degree.

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