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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.


I’m a Commercial Apprentice at Elster Water Metering Ltd and this course was part of my Apprenticeship. My role involved working in every department for at least three months and this allowed me to gain knowledge and experience about the whole company. This course was chosen because it covered all the topics relevant to each department, including: marketing, human resources, finance and business strategy.

I’ve enjoyed the human resources modules the best, particularly those that dealt with staff recruitment and development.  In fact, I’ve now chosen to specialise in human resources.

I found that studying and working at the same time was not a problem as the tutors gave me enough time to complete all my assignments.  They were also very understanding about my circumstances and provided extra help if I needed it. The tutors at the College are very approachable, and their lessons are interactive with lots of activities to involve everyone in the classroom.

This course has definitely helped me with my day-to-day work.  It has given me the background and theory behind what I do every day.  I’ve enjoyed my time at College and I’m coming back in September to do the CIPD in Human Resources Practice.

Aisling - Business BTEC 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/book

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)Fee per unitLocationCourse Code
2 years 25/09/2018 Fri 9.00am - 4.30pm £750 Cauldwell Street E2317 Apply

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