This active and dynamic programme teaches you a broad spread of business and management theory. You’ll learn a wide range of practical skills with an emphasis on your personal, career and professional development. This means you can get progress at work or decide which area of your studies you’d like to focus on for the future. The part-time course is an evening programme allowing you to fit your study in with existing commitments.
You must have GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade 4 (C) or above. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. A Level 3 qualification in Business or an associated subject would be advantageous.
Any desirable attributes: Enthusiasm, passion to learn and an interest in the dynamic world of business.
You will be assessed through assignment activity for each unit. For Project, your topic is based on an externally set theme. All assignment work is internal. There are no examinations in the HNC course.
No specialist equipment is required to successfully complete the HNC course.
Progression from the HNC Business would be to 'top-up' to an HND or Degree programme. In terms of career progression, this course will allow you to develop highly sought-after skills employability skills which will allow for new opportunities and advancement.
As a Customer Service apprentice, Natasha Thomas sailed into a new career with classic narrow boat company Avante.
Her placement with the Willington firm – which involved helping run the office, liaising with customers from around the world, inspecting the boats and even driving them occasionally under supervision – led directly to the offer of a full-time job.
Natasha’s success was supported by the NVQ in Customer Service she took at Derby College during her placement.
I knew I wanted to work in customer service but in a role that was a bit different. I love this job. No day is ever the same and there’s always so much variety. My College tutor was really encouraging and regularly came to see me at Avante to go through my course work.