HND Course Overview
HND in Business
Higher National Diploma
Course Duration: 2 Years
Assessment: Coursework Assignment for each module.
Awarding Body: Pearson
The HNC/D programmes are designed to give you the opportunity to:
Develop your applied learning through a core set of skills and practices designed to develop your career in business. In addition to knowledge, understanding, and skills from the sector, the Higher National programmes prepare you for further study or training.
The overall aims of the programmes are to:
- Provide a thorough grounding in business principles at Level 4 enabling you to progress to a range of level 5 study across professions within the business sector, with a focus particularly on small business activities.
- Equip you with commercial acumen, understanding, and business skills for success in a range of administrative and management roles in business.
- Enable you to progress to a university degree by supporting the development of appropriate academic study skills.
- Enable you to progress to further professional qualifications in specific business areas by mapping to units/ modules in a range of professional business qualifications
There are fifteen modules in total for the HND. In order to complete the qualification, the student should have accumulated 240 credits in total.
The modules consist of a mixture of Level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND modules taught over two years.
The course structure is as follows:
YEAR 1 – LEVEL 4 HNC IN BUSINESS MODULES
|Business and Business Environment||Marketing Essentials||Human Resource Management||Management and Operations|
|Management Accounting||Managing a Successful Business Project||Innovation and Commercialisation||Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management|
YEAR 2 – LEVEL 5 HND IN BUSINESS MODULES
|Organisational Behaviour||Business Strategy||Planning for Growth||Pitching and Negotiation Skills|
|Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations||Brand Management||Research Project|
Please note Other award optional units might be added every year. The programme team will decide on an annual basis which awards optional units will be running, based on student demand and academic factors, in order to create the best learning experience for you.
These modules form the programme, with the Certificate being followed by the Diploma. The precise sequence for study will be made clear at the outset of the year, with the project units completed at the end of the year.