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BTEC Higher National Diploma HND in Business

BTEC Higher National Diploma HND in Business

The BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) is a specialist programme with a strong work related emphasis. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector with national recognition by employers allowing progression direct into employment or to degree.

This HND in Business is ideal for those who wish to study at the undergraduate level to become better managers. Successful completion of HND allows learners direct entry to top up honours degree at many UK universities.

Entry Requirements

Learner normally needs to have at least one of the following:

  • A GCE A Level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject
  • An AVCE/GNVQ in appropriate vocational area
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications


Related work experience or equivalent overseas qualifications

More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector. Learners who are non-native speakers or who have not studied final two years of school in English will be required to prove their proficiency in English language at a minimum of CEFR level B2, or equivalent.

Course Duration

The duration of the course is minimum 2 years; The First year of this course is known as HNC (L4) and the Second year HND (L5). If first year (HNC) is successfully completed, then learners can be promoted to HND.

Course Fee

£2550 per year (First year HNC and Second year HND)

Course Structure

This course consists of 15 units (8 core units + 7 optional units) including a Project. There are 60 learning hours for each unit and 120 learning hours for the Project.




Course Assessment and Grading

This HND programme is assessed by a mixture of assignments and presentations where applicable. Each unit is internally assessed and graded by qualified tutor/assessors and internal verifiers, and then externally verified by a Pearson examiner. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit and Distinction.

Progression Route

You may top-up your HND to a BA/BSc (Honours) at many UK universities. With a UK Honours degree you will be able to compete in global market for jobs, or even proceed to a Master degree.

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