Internal and External assessment
The BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) is a specialist programme with a strong work-related emphasis. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector with national recognition by employers allowing progression direct into employment or to degree.
This HND in Business is ideal for those who wish to study at the undergraduate level to become better managers. Successful completion of HND allows learners direct entry to top up honours degree at many UK universities.
To ensure a business programme encouraging serious approaches to business, management and leadership is the main aim of this programme. Delivery of qualification of this program has been designed to:
This course consists of 15 units (8 core units + 7 optional units) including a Project. There are 60 learning hours for each unit and 120 learning hours for the Project.
|Qualification and Number||Total Units||Maximum Credit||Total Guided Qualification Time (TQT)|
|HND (601/8365/2)||15||240||2400 Hours|
|Unit||Credit Value||TQT||Unit Code||Level|
|1. Business and the Business Environment||15||150||L/508/0485||4|
|2. Marketing Essentials||15||150||R/508/0486||4|
|3. Human Resource Management||15||150||Y/508/0487||4|
|4. Management and Operations||15||150||D/508/0488||4|
|5. Management Accounting||15||150||H/508/0489||4|
|6. Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set)||15||150||D/508/0491||4|
|11. Research Project (Pearson-set)||30||300||R/508/0522||5|
|12. Organisational Behaviour||15||150||H/508/0525||5|
|8. Innovation and Commercialisation||15||150||M/508/0494||4|
|9. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management||15||150||T/508/0495||4|
|32. Business Strategy||15||150||K/508/0574||5|
|36. Human Resources – Value and Contribution to Organisational Success||15||150||F/508/0595||5|
|41. Brand Management||15||150||F/508/0600||5|
|43. Tapping into New and International Markets||15||150||R/508/0603||5|
Learner normally needs to have at least one of the following
More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector. Learners who are non-native speakers or who have not studied final two years of school in English will be required to prove their proficiency in English language at a minimum of CEFR level B2, or equivalent; PTE 51; IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent.
This HND programme is assessed by a mixture of assignments and presentations where applicable. Each unit is internally assessed and graded by qualified tutor/assessors and internal verifiers, and then externally verified by a Pearson examiner. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit and Distinction.
The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a Level 4 and Level 5 qualification made up of 240 credits. It is usually studied full-time over two years, or part-time over four years.
You may top-up your HND to a BA/BSc (Honours) at many UK universities. With a UK Honours degree you will be able to compete in global market for jobs, or even proceed to a Master degree.