Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business
January, April & September
The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business offers a perfect platform for students and professionals with the ambition to pursue a career in various fields of business. Awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, this vocational qualification is recognized by universities and employers all over the world.
Suitable for students – aged 18 and above, with an academic background or related work experience in Business, this HND programme offers a practical learning framework from which to develop the skills required to succeed in the field. This vocational course is designed in consultation with employers, qualified higher education providers and business experts. This process provides students with a syllabus that balances the future professional needs with academic progression.
This programme offers a strong emphasis on hands-on learning along with the development of essential knowledge and understanding of the business sector. This course develops your ability to understand business issues, analyze management problems and find workable solutions. Specifically designed to address an increasing need for skilled professionals, the Pearson provides a clear line of sight towards a higher education with transfers to over 200 universities worldwide or towards employment in the different areas of business.
The Higher National Diploma in Business is evaluated through a variety of assessments. For many units, the practical demonstration of skills is mandatory in addition to students to carry out their own research and analysis, working independently or as part of a team.
The following are some of the main types of assessment:
- Written reports, essays.
- Creation of financial documents.
- Work-based projects.
- Academic posters, displays, leaflets.
- PowerPoint (or similar) presentations.
- Recordings of interviews/role plays.
- Working logbooks, reflective journals.
- Presentations with assessor questioning.
Throughout the course, students are required to complete 960 guided learning hours (GLH).
Qualification Credit Value: 240 Credit value
Total Number of Units: 15 units (8 mandatory units & 7 specialist units).
|Unit 1: Business and Business Environment||15 Credits||Level 4|
|Unit 2: Marketing Essentials||15 Credits||Level 4|
|Unit 3: Human Resource Management||15 Credits||Level 4|
|Unit 4: Management and Operations||15 Credits||Level 4|
|Unit 5: Management Accounting||15 Credits||Level 4|
|Unit 6: Managing a Successful Business Project||15 Credits||Level 4|
|Unit 11: Research Project||30 Credits||Level 5|
|Unit 12: Organizational Behaviour||15 Credits||Level 5|
|Unit 8: Innovation and Commercialization||15 Credits||Level 4|
|Unit 9: Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management||15 Credits||Level 4|
|Unit 31: Statistics for Management||15 Credits||Level 5|
|Unit 32: Business Strategy||15 Credits||Level 5|
|Unit 35: Developing Individuals, Teams and organizations||15 Credits||Level 5|
|Unit 40: International Marketing||15 Credits||Level 5|
|Unit 42: Planning for Growth||15 Credits||Level 5|