Course overview

Business HNC/HND City of Bristol College

The Level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND is a nationally and internationally recognised qualification. The course gives you a strong foundation in Business, and once completed can allow progression to a degree programme in a business-related subject. You will develop your knowledge and academic ability as well as career-specific skills.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for future managers, leaders and entrepreneurs who want to pursue a career in a wide range of business operations such as marketing, HR, finance and more. 

What you'll learn

Year 1 (HNC) modules:

1. Business and the Business Environment
2. Marketing Processes and Planning
3. Human Resource Management
4. Leadership and Management
5. Accounting Principles
6. Managing a Successful Business Project
7. Understanding and Leading Change
8. Business Data and Numerical Skills

Year 2 (HND) modules:

1. Research Project
2. Organisational Behaviour
3. Financial Management
4. Statistics for Management
5. Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations
6. Digital Marketing
7. Business Strategy

*Please note that some units may be subject to change*

Course entry requirements

GCSE English language and maths at grade 9-4 (grade A*- C), plus 96 UCAS points (MMM) in Business or related subjects at A Level or BTEC.

A lower entry point may be considered with good references or relevant background experience in Business, or an Access to Higher Education course in Business. You will also need a tutor reference and to attend an interview.

Students with overseas qualifications are also welcome and must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

The course is assessed through course assignment work as well as some examinations. Assignments can take the form of business style reports, business briefings, individual or group presentations or research assignments. 

Future career and study opportunities

Students who pass the HNC may progress to BTEC Level 5 HND in Business, after which they can progress to a degree programme at university. Many professional bodies also recognise the HNC for further professional study. The skills offered as part of the Higher National can the opportunity to work in many different areas of the Business sector.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery. 

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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