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Level: 5

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Weeks: 33

Hours: 8.00

Start: 22/09/2021

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

Tuition (£): 3250.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

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 direct progression to 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.

We are planning that our teaching, learning and assessment for 2021/2022 will be both online and face to face. Each module will take a unique approach that best supports you in achieving the learning and assessments. You will be part of a variety of online lectures, discussions, tutorials and activities. You will have access to a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where a range of resources and activities will be provided. You will engage with your peers and teachers via Microsoft Teams, partaking in a range of planned sessions. 

At times, we may be required to change our plans in order to comply with Government guidelines. If we make changes, you will be kept up to date via announcements through your course VLE.

It is expected that you will attend all planned sessions, whether they be online or in person. If you are not able to attend, you will be able to contact your tutor to discuss it with them and receive any support or guidance. A range of resources will be provided on the VLE for you to access following a missed session.  The hours allocated per week include taught hours with the teacher and independent study sessions for  research and the development of content covered during lessons.

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 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 textbooks and educational visits to businesses around the UK and potentially abroad.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

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

Careers

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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Jess Monk

Jess Monk

Employer shows trust in teenage business admin apprentice Jess

Derby College business administration apprentice Jess Monk is the envy of many of her friends. At just 17, she has an interesting, well-paid job, working with friendly and supportive people who show trust in her abilities.
 
Jess is on the college’s Business Administration level 2 course and in September started an apprenticeship with engineering design consultants Jackson Purdue Lever on Pride Park. Originally at Derby College to study Health and Social Care, she switched courses when she realised she’d prefer to work in a business environment.
 
Jess says she has already picked up lots of business knowledge on her course and is thinking about furthering this by progressing to level 3. As an apprentice,
 
Jess also likes that there are other young Derby College learners at Jackson Purdue Lever.Over the past five years the firm has established strong links with the college through its careers academy, providing work experience to several students.

I’d been working part-time as an admin assistant at Jackson Purdue Lever for about a year before being taken on as an apprentice, so I already knew everyone. I’m given quite a lot of responsibility at work, which makes me feel that my employer trusts me.


I’m responsible for ordering all the stationery, for instance. It’s important to get it right.


I also spend a lot of time writing up reports for the structural survey team and recording information on Excel spreadsheets as well as welcoming visitors to the firm.

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