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Business BTEC HNC (part-time)

This course gives you a high level of knowledge of business subjects and enables you to match your own particular career interest. On completion of this course you will receive 120 credits. The qualification should be achieved after two years.

Anne

I work full-time as a Customer Services Manager for Viapath; a public-private joint venture providing a range of pathology services for clinical customers, including Bedford Hospital where I am based.

Viapath are very supportive in helping their employees to progress their careers and having discussed progression opportunities with my manager and the Learning & Development team, Viapath sponsored me to do the Business HNC/HND here at Bedford College.

The knowledge I am gaining through this qualification will likely open up new opportunities within our Corporate Services team in London where, ultimately, I see my career progressing.

It wasn’t the first time that Viapath had sponsored my learning and development however; I have previously studied an NVQ in Customer Service here at Bedford College and found it a very positive and rewarding experience. 

While there is no denying that the HND course is a step up and a real challenge alongside working full-time and looking after my family, the tutors are really helpful and are always there to address any issues or concerns. The course involves two evenings a week in College and my employer allows me time to complete assignments if I need it.

I’ve particularly enjoyed the unit on HR Development and it’s really opened my eyes to the problems businesses face and the solutions they use to address them. As part of my course we have also visited the Magistrates Court in Milton Keynes.

I would certainly recommend the course to others. The philosophy and spirit of the Bedford College team is very good – they care about each of their students and want to see them achieve their best.  

Anne - Business HNC/HND

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • English AND Maths GCSEs at grade A*-C/Functional Skills at Level 2 AND
  • 48 UCAS Tariff points from A-Levels with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR
  • 48 UCAS Tariff points from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business OR
  • an equivalent Level 3 qualification.

We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications, subject to a successful interview.

Course content

During the course you will cover topics including:

Year 1

  • Business & Business Environment
  • Management & Operations
  • Marketing Essentials
  • HR Management

Year 2

  • Management Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Enterprise
  • Business Law
  • Managing a Successful Business Project

Assessment methods

Each unit is assessed using a variety of methods including, written, multiple choice, oral and practical. These are no external examinations. The assessment will develop your work related skills such as analysis, problem solving, decision making, communication and presentation skills. These will enhance your self-confidence allowing you to progress your career aims.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment.

Additional information

At this level you will be expected to commit yourself to research and carry out a significant amount of additional study outside of College. Please note that in order to achieve a specialist pathway, some blended learning (self-study and tutorials) will be necessary.

Course information & how to apply/book

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LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)Fee per unitLocationCourse Code
2 years 25/09/2018 Tue, Thu 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £750 Cauldwell Street E2316 Apply

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

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