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Level: 5

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 37

Hours: 4.00

Start: 17/09/2020

Days / Times: Tuesday 16:00 to 20:00

Tuition (£): 3000.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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 progress in a current role 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. 

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business offers students seven specialist pathways designed to support progression into relevant occupational areas or on to degree-level study. These pathways are linked to Professional Body standards (where appropriate) and can provide professional status and progression to direct employment. The Level 5 Higher National Diploma offers the following specialist pathways for students who wish to concentrate on a particular aspect of business: 

  • Accounting and Finance 
  • Business Management 
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Marketing 
  • Operations Management 
  • Law
 
There is also a non-specialist ‘General Business’ pathway, which allows students to complete a Level 5 Higher National Diploma without committing to a particular professional specialism. This offers additional flexibility to providers and students.

Entry requirements

The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a Level 4 and Level 5 qualification made up of 240 credits. It is usually studied full-time over two years, or part-time over four years. Pearson would expect that an HND student would have achieved at least 90 credits at Level 4 before progressing to Level 5 units. This allows for the students to submit the remaining 30 credits at Level 4 while undertaking their Level 5 study.

You must also 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. 

Desirable attributes include enthusiasm, a passion to learn and an interest in the dynamic world of business. 

Course Content

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set unit)
  • Research Project (Pearson-set)
  • Organisational Behaviour

The centre can also choose two further optional units at Level 4 from the following:

  • Business Law
  • Innovation and Commercialisation
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Financial Accounting.

The centre will also choose five further optional units at Level 5.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through assignment activity for each unit. For the project, your topic will be based on an externally set theme. All assignment work is internal. There are no examinations. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There may be costs associated with text books and educational visits to businesses around the UK and potentially abroad.

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma, students can develop their careers in the business sector through: 

  • Entering employment 
  • Continuing existing employment 
  • Linking with the appropriate Professional Body
  • Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 
  • Progressing to university
 
The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant business-related courses, for example the:
  • BSc (Hons) in Business and Management 
  • BA and BSc (Hons) in Business Studies 
  • BSc (Hons) in International Management

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Please Note: All fees for Higher Education courses are per year

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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S. Singh Dhadwal

S. Singh Dhadwal

Business student plans to study Stateside

Derby College student Sukhveer Singh Dhadwal is planning to study for a business degree abroad after successfully completing his Level 3 Advanced Extended Diploma in Business. Sukhveer, who is 19 and from Littleover, would very much like to take his degree at a university in the USA or Canada – and believes that going to Derby College, has given him the impetus to pursue his career goals.Sukhveer's main ambition is to be his own boss, which is why, after gaining A levels in psychology, chemistry, biology and geology at sixth form college, he went on to study business. Sukhveer, who got the idea of studying overseas after visiting Miami University last year, is considering applying to universities in California and possibly the University of Alberta in Canada. He is unsure exactly which subject he would like to take, but is keen to gain a degree relevant to business such as accountancy or economics. Ultimately he would like to start his own business in the States or Canada in a tech-related field such as gadgets.

He said: "Going to Derby College has helped inspire me. Unlike sixth form college you're encouraged to take more responsibility for yourself.
"Studying in the USA or Canada will be a great adventure and going to Derby College has taught me to be so much more independent." I've talked through my university plans with my tutors and they've helped me find links to overseas courses etc."

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