HNC in Business
Higher - National Certificate
About the course:
This course is designed for students who have achieved the National Diploma/Extended Diploma in Business or equivalent level 3 qualifications and wish to progress into Higher Education. It equates to the first third of a Degree programme.
This is a brand new course
Financially an HNC/HND is a far more cost effective than a degree. Given the high level of attainment set for the qualification, it is also considered that a HNC/HND will enable learners to go straight into employment or continue to develop within their work environment.
The Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC in Business is a qualification with a minimum of 120 credits of which 60 are mandatory core. The Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC programme must contain a minimum of 65 credits at level 4. Many of the units will improve your ability in general management skills, for example, human resources, marketing, financial accounting and reporting. Other units are focused on Business decision making, Employment law, & business event management.
Minimum 160 UCAS points (MM), including GCSE English and Maths at grade c or Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2. Adult learners who have not been in education recently can gain entry via interview and demonstration of relevant work experience and or equivalent qualifications. Individual cases where the minimum grade is not achieved may still gain access via an entry interview and skills test.
A range of learning facilities both formal and informal are available, together with a VLE (virtual learning environment) system allowing students to access course work and assignments from home.
Assessment criteria are matched to a series of assignments issued throughout the year. These include and encourage the opportunity for higher grade achievement.
This qualification forms half of the new HND (Higher National Diploma Level 5). It is our intention to sequentially offer the further 8 units required for this qualification, which will then equate to two thirds of a Degree. It may be possible to obtain the full HND within 3 Years.
For full information on these new qualifications please visit the Edexcel (exams board) website
Candidates may be eligible to apply for funding from Student Finance Direct. Please take the time to read the information outlining what you can apply for - generally Tuition Fees and a Maintenance Grant. Application are made online use attached link: www.studentfinance.direct.gov.uk
For existing students no interview is required to enrol onto this course. Any new students will need an interview. Please complete the online application and telephone the Information & Advice Team on (023) 8048 4848 to book your appointment