HND in Business L5

Higher Education · Part Time Day/Eve · Business · Bishop Auckland Campus

01 September 2022 - 15 July 2024
Mondays, Saturdays
A Higher Education Loan is available.
Level 5
Taught at:
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

This HND qualification has been developed specifically to meet the needs of individuals who would like to develop careers in Business Management.

HNDs are well respected by universities and employers. They offer a less costly alternative to a traditional university route as you can complete a top-up year at university to obtain a business or business management degree.

Our HND in Business formalises the knowledge you already possess and improves your career prospects, helping you develop your career in management. The course is offered on a full or part-time basis.

The full-time course runs over four half days per week plus self-study time over a two year period. The part-time course runs on one evening per week plus one Saturday per month over a period of approximately two years.

Course requirements

Entry is by interview and initial assessment.

Learners who have recently left education are likely to have a Level 3 qualification such as a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in Business Studies, Hospitality Supervision or a similar discipline, A Level qualification, or an Access to Higher Education Certificate.

Learners on this programme coming from business will have a good deal of knowledge and experience which enables them to relate to and understand business practices. It is likely that these students will present a varied profile in terms of past achievement and may not necessarily have the Level 3 qualification usually expected from someone joining the programme direct from education.

Supporting GCSEs including English and maths.

What will I do?

This course will allow you to develop a wide range of management skills, achieved through the study of key subjects, including the following eight core units:

Business and the Business Environment, Marketing essentials, Human Resource Management, Management and Operations, Management Accounting, Managing a Successful Business Project, Research project and Organisational Behaviour.

In addition, seven optional/specialist units to include Taxation, Business Strategy, Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations and Brand Management.

The course is taught by experienced academic staff with a background in business. Their knowledge is invaluable in bringing this course to life balancing theory with practical application. Students are expected to be proactive learners with the ability to conduct research and study independently for a minimum of seven hours per week which includes online self study activities to support learning. In addition, subject teaching delivery will take place one Saturday per month. Assessment is through a series of assignments including written reports/essays/articles etc, group work and presentations.

What will it give me?

The HND is an internationally recognised qualification throughout the business world. It provides a basic grounding in the core areas of business and management and leads to an enhanced career as well as promotion prospects.

Materials needed

No materials are specifically required for this course. General stationery is advised. All text books are available on our e-learning platform. Learners need to have access to the internet to complete the online learning requirements.

What can I do when I finish?

The HND gives automatic subject exemption from many professional qualifications. Holders of the Higher National Diploma in Business can study for one additional year at various UK universities and gain a business degree.

What next?

If you would like to apply, please click the "Apply Now" section below and follow the steps. Thank you!

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