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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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*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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