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Business BTEC HNC (part-time)

This course gives you a high level of knowledge of business subjects and enables you to match your own particular career interest. On completion of this course you will receive 120 credits. The qualification should be achieved between 1 year and 1 term of part-time study up to 2 years.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • English AND Maths GCSEs at grade A*-C/Functional Skills at Level 2 AND
  • 48 UCAS Tariff points from A-Levels with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR
  • 48 UCAS Tariff points from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business OR
  • an equivalent Level 3 qualification.

We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications, subject to a successful interview.

Course content

During the course you will cover topics including:

Year 1

  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Business Environment
  • Human Resource Management
  • Aspects of Contract and Negligence
  • Marketing Principles
  • Management Accounting
  • Working with and Leading People

Year 2

  • European Business
  • Business Decision Making
  • Human Resources Training and Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Small Business Enterprise
  • Marketing Planning
  • Employment Law
  • Research Project

Assessment methods

Each unit is assessed using a variety of methods including, written, multiple choice, oral and practical. These 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 HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to 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 of 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 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 26/09/2017 Tue, Thu 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £630 Cauldwell Street E2316 Apply

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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
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