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Business BTEC HND (top-up from HNC) (part-time)

This course gives you a high level of knowledge of business subjects and enables you to match them to your own particular career interest. On completion of this course you will receive 240 credits. The qualification should be achieved after two years of part-time study.

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

To start this HND you must have successfully completed the HNC and entry is subject to a successful interview.

Course content

7 units (which includes a double credit Research Project unit).

Assessment methods

Each unit is assessed using a variety of methods including, written, multiple choice, oral and practical. There 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 HND you will have the option to top up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or 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 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

Unfortunately this course has been cancelled. Please ring 01234 291000 or email enquiries@bedford.ac.uk for alternatives.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)Fee per unitLocationCourse Code
2 years 27/09/2019 Fri 9.00am - 4.30pm £750 Cauldwell Street E2317 Apply

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Accessibility
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Additional formats
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