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Pearson BTEC HND Diploma Level 5 Business

Course Structure

The HND in Business is a major workplace qualification course, delivered overs two years, which includes a broad range of highly relevant business and management subject areas, making it ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private of public sector business.

The HND is also recognised as being equivalent to the first two years of a UK degree. HND graduates will therefore gain entry into the third and final year at a university and be able to work toward obtaining a BA Honours Degree in only one further year of study.

YEAR 1

Units

Level

Credit

Business and the Business Environment

4

15

Marketing Essentials

4

15

Innovation and Commercialisation

4

15

Human Resource Management

4

15

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

4

15

Management and Operations

4

15

Management Accounting

4

15

Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set assessment)

4

15

Directed/Independent Learning & Study Skills

   

Total credits

 

120

 

YEAR 2

Units

Level

Credit

Organisational Behaviour

5

15

Business Strategy

5

15

Pitching and Negotiation Skills

5

15

Statistics for Management

5

15

Consumer Behaviour and Insight

5

15

Sales Management

5

15

Research Project (Pearson-set assessment)

5

30

 Directed/Independent Learning

 

 

 

   

Total credits

 

120

Note: The HND is awarded on completion of a minimum of 240 credits.

 

+ Assessment

To gain the HND each module must be successfully completed. Assessment is by a combination of coursework, assignments, projects or an examination. All assessments are externally verified by Pearson.

Most units on the BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) level courses are worth 15 UK credits.  Students will be expected to commit at least 150 notional hours towards completing the learning outcomes per unit.  This usually consists of a combination of around 60% direct teaching time and around 40% independent study time (e.g. preparations for research and assessments, background reading, etc.).

+ Entry Requirements

UK and EU students:

  • A level standard or overseas equivalent
  • Other UK level 3 qualifications (e.g. Foundation Diploma, Access to HE Certificate, a BTEC Diploma/National, Advanced GNVQ or AVCE)
  • Mature entry applicants (21+) without the standard academic background, but with relevant work experience (min 2 years),  will normally be interviewed and will require two references in support of their suitability for the programme

Note: DGHE will not be recruiting international students under the Tier 4 student visa system during the 2018/19 and 2019/20 academic years.

Overseas learners must show proficiency in the English language and have an appropriate qualification equivalent to IELTS 5.5

Restrictions on learner entry

The BTEC Higher National qualifications are accredited on the RQF for learners aged 18 years and over.

+ Admissions Process

The College will ensure that entry requirements are applied in accordance with institutional policy and that the admissions process will take the following format.

Step 1: Apply

Step 2: Upload Documents

All applicants must upload the following documents on the portal:

  • Examination transcripts (English translation where necessary), or notarised copies and English Language examination transcripts (where applicable)
  • Your CV
  • A copy of your passport
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the College and how this will help your future career aspirations
  • Photo (Passport style picture)

Note: If you are not able to submit the documents online you can bring them into the college and a staff member can do it on your behalf. If requested, applicants must provide two references in support of their suitability for the programme.

Step 3: Arrange an Interview

  • Applicants will be subject to a personal interview where possible either by a member of the admissions team or approved agency (where this is not possible acceptance will be based on the information contained in the application form and any supporting documents)
  • Arrange an appointment to visit DGHE to present certain original documents and attend an interview. You can do this via email admissions@dghe.ac.uk or via telephone 02032200347
  • Applications can also be submitted in person at our DGHE campus
    Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Note: All applicants must present original examination transcripts on the interview day.

Step 4: Internal English Test

Applicants whose first language is not English, with no formal or recognised qualification, will be required to take the DGHE English Entry test to determine whether their level of English is appropriate for the course applied. The level required for entry onto the HND is typically an IELTS 5.5 or above.

Step 5: Accepting your Offer

  • Selection will be in the light of previous qualifications, past experience, and future aspirations
  • If your interview is successful, you will then receive an email with an offer letter for your course which must be accepted within 7 days.

Note: Closer to the start of the course, the Admissions Team will send information regarding the induction day and timetable.

+ Recognition

A key progression path for BTEC HND learners is to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme, depending on the match of units to the degree programme in question. To see who accepts the HND for progression please see the Pearson website https://degreecoursefinder.pearson.com/

In addition, Higher National qualifications in Business, especially the endorsed title routes, have been developed with career progression and professional recognition in mind. The following professional bodies recognise the Higher Nationals in Business.

  • Association of Accounting Technicians.
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
  • Association of International Accountants.
  • Chartered Institute of Management.
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing.
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants.
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Varying degrees of exemption from professional body examinations are available from individual professional bodies. Further details of professional body recognition and exemptions for BTEC Higher Nationals are given in the publication BTEC Professional Recognition which is available on Pearson’s website (http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html).

 

+ Tuition Fee

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Students on this course may be fully funded by the Student Loan Company. This facility is only available to UK and other European Union students. For more information, please contact the admissions team at info@dghe.ac.uk or T: 0203 220 0347

+ HNC

The HNC consists of the first year of the HND (i.e. 120 credits at Level 4 Higher National Certificate). Please enquire today if you want to study for the HNC programme; the start dates are as per the HND.