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Business HNC (Online Learning) (full-time)

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Business HNC (Online Learning) (full-time)

Please note: This course can be started at regular intervals throughout the year at the start of each new unit of study. Run from Bedford but an Online Learning Course allowing for flexible access.

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 is an important issue in the UK and globally.

This HNC in Business is ideal if you are seeking a higher education qualification in the world of business. 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.

To apply to this course visit the UCAS website here or call 0345 658 8990 for further information.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: Various
Type: HE
Day(s): Flex
Length: 1 year
Fees: £5,895.00
Fee notes: The fee indicated above is the fee for each year of the course.

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Course information

Entry requirements

Ideally, students will hold a level 3 qualification in business or a relevant subject and maths and English GCSE (full qualification) minimum Grade 4 or grade C. We also accept those with extensive knowledge and experience in the sector. If your first language is not English, learners should have a minimum of 6.0 IELTS.

Applicants should have good study and research skills.

Course content

You will study the following units:

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Processes and Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Accounting Principles
  • Managing a Successful Business Project
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Recording Financial Transactions
Assessment methods

Assessment is through practical assignments with no exams – to more accurately reflect the real working environment. Through this engaging approach to learning, you will be ready to face the challenges of the modern business world armed with the hands-on skills employer’s demand.


You will gain:

Pearson Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to progress onto a Higher National Diploma in Business Management course, subject to achieving the required grades. Completion of this course would improve job prospects and earning potential in a range of Business sectors.

Additional information

Please note: This course can be started at regular intervals throughout the year at the start of each new unit of study.

The course is run from Bedford but an Online Learning Course allowing for flexible 24 hour access to Pearson HN Online. Online Learning allows for flexible study. There is no college attendance however students will be allocated a tutor who will run weekly online lectures and tutorials. All students will be provided with a timetable of study.

Learners will need a laptop/desktop with access to the internet.



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.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


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.