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Business HNC (Full time)

This course commences in September and requires attendance on Microsoft Teams once a week for an online lesson and tutorial.

In today’s increasingly competitive world, leading enterprises demand people with demonstrable business management skills and abilities. BTEC Higher Nationals are recognised by employers around the world for their emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding of an industry or sector. With their strong focus on technical skills, they help to address the high-level technical skills shortage that’s an important issue in the UK and globally.

This flexible course provides specialist business education over one year and is delivered online with a nominated tutor to support you throughout with weekly lessons and tutorials. The course can be studied alongside employment or other commitments; however motivation and self-discipline will be key.


Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements


GCSEs A*-C/ 9-4 in English and Maths/equivalent Functional skills

AND 32-48 UCAS tariff points

OR Business Apprenticeship Level 3

OR Management and Administration T Level

OR BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business

OR An Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Business or related subject.

What qualification will I gain?

BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business.

How will I be assessed?

100% Assessed through written and practical assessment.

Course content

What will I study?

The units you will study are:

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Processes and Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Accounting Principles
  • Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson Set)
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Recording Financial Transactions

Next steps

Course progression:

Level 5 HND in Business Management.

Career progression:

Once students have achieved the Level 5 Higher National Diploma, they can develop their careers in the business sector by:

  • entering employment
  • continuing existing employment
  • linking with the appropriate professional body
  • committing to continuing professional development, or
  • going to university

Additional information

Learners will need a laptop/desktop with good access to the internet. Mobile phones/smartphones are not suitable for attending the classes. Learners will need to be available to attend the live lessons.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, or  contact

Take the next step

Apply through UCAS

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 26/09/2024
Type: HE
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Thursday
Time(s): 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: £6,000.00 Fee notes: No Maintenance Loan on this course.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.

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If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.