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Business HND (Central Bedfordshire College)

Business HND students at Central Bedfordshire College (CBC).


Business HND (Central Bedfordshire College)

The course is awarded by Pearson and it gives students a practical grounding in a range of business disciplines such as, information systems, management and leadership. Assignment and activities are designed to simulate real world situations.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements:

Typically 64 UCAS Points or equivalent and Level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics. You will need a level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area and 4 GCSE A*-C, including English and maths at grade C or above and be over 18 years old. Applications can be made directly to the College or via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting: Institution Code: C27, Course Code: N100

Course content

The HND course consists of 5 core units, with an additional 2 optional units available. Typical units can include:

Core Units

  • Research Project
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Understanding and Leading Change
  • Global Business Environment
  • Principles of Operations Management

Optional Units

  • Business Information Technology Systems
  • Developing Individuals,Teams and Organisations

A wide variety of assessment methods are used on the course including assignments, group work, presentations, projects and examinations.

Your Tutors will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.

Next steps

The HND is a Level 5 Diploma that is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting the admissions requirements to many relevant business-related courses.

Following these you are able to top-up this course to a full Degree at University.

Additional information

Coming to College is a significant commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.

This course is eligible for a Student Loan. Visit our Higher Education page for more information. The timetable is arranged on one day a week, so the course can be combined with work.

Take the next steps

Apply through UCAS

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Available Courses
Cbc Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: 30/09/2024
Type: HE
Length: 1 year
Fees: £6,000.00
Cbc Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: 06/01/2025
Type: HE
Length: 1 year
Fees: £6,000.00

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.

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.