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 Business HND Level 5

Subject areas: Business

The Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HND is a two year programme with the first year containing the same modules as the HNC whilst the second year provides greater breadth and specialisation and is the equivalent to the 2nd year of a University Degree.

The structure of the programme provides an innovative and creative curriculum, covering core areas such as the business environment, business communication and information, marketing and human resources – all fundamental to the success of business organisations.

The Business HND gives you two different course pathways to choose from; Marketing, which is studied in Boston and Operational Management, which is studied in Spalding. There are also a variety of different attendance options for you to choose from, please see 'attendance' for more information on these.
During your first year you will study 8 HNC units, which includes six mandatory units and two specialist units.

During your second year, you will have two options of pathway to choose from for the Business HND Level 5.

Marketing pathway - studied at Boston College
Units include:
- Innovation and Commercialism
- Marketing Essentials
- Projects Management

Operational Management pathway - studied at Boston College Spalding
Units include:
- Supply Chain Management
- Management Operations
- Principles of Operations Management

The course is delivered using a balance between practical and theory. We include e-learning, one-to-one support, individual learning plans, external visits, events and speakers.
A MMP profile on a Business BTEC Level 3 course or a related subject (minimum 80 new UCAS point), or an Access to HE qualification. You will also need a Level 2 qualification or above in English and Maths (e.g. GCSE or Functional Skills) and/or minimum IELTS score 6.

The HND can also be studied as a one year top-up if you already hold a relevant HNC.
For those students starting the course in 2016, this course will cost you the following:

Studying over 1 year
Year 1, HNC - £4500
Year 2, HND - £4500
Studying over 2 years
Year 1, HNC - £2250 per year
Year 2, HND - £2250 per year

For those students starting the course in 2017, this course will cost you the following

Studying over 1 year
Year 1, HNC - £5000
Year 2, HND - £5000
Studying over 2 years
Year 1, HNC - £2500 per year
Year 2, HND - £2500 per year

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances. Please enquire for details.

You can apply for a student loan to cover the costs of course fees. You may also be able to apply for various grants and loans to support your learning.

Specific advice regarding student loans and other benefits can be obtained from www.gov.uk/student-finance

The careers team based in college can also assist your application. Please contact them via the Information Line on 01205 313218.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.
This course can take you 2-4 years to complete, depending on your chosen study options.

HNC Attendance
Boston College - Marketing pathway
2 days a week, Thursday and Friday, 9.00am-4.00pm for 1 year, plus independent study OR 1 day a week, for 2 years, plus independent study

Boston College Spalding - Operational Management pathway
1 afternoon/evening a week, 1.30pm-8.00pm for 2 years, plus independent study

HND Attendance
Boston College - Marketing pathway
2 days a week, Thursday and Friday, 9.00am-4.00pm for 1 year, plus independent study OR 1 day a week, for 2 years, plus independent study

Boston College Spalding - Operational Management pathway
1 afternoon/evening a week, 1.30pm-8.00pm for 2 years, plus independent study

Please note, the HND can also be studied as a 1 year top-up if you already hold a relevant HNC.
Quick info:
5 Level 5
2-4 2-4 Years
BBoston SSpalding

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The assessment of Edexcel BTEC Higher National qualifications is criterion-referenced and you will provide evidence in the form of written assignments which are assessed against the unit learning outcomes and assessment criteria.

All units are individually graded as pass, merit or distinction. A pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessment criteria. Merit and distinction grades are awarded for higher-level achievement.
The BTEC HNC and HND qualifications are highly valued by employers and can lead to careers in business specialisms such as finance, human resources, management or marketing, as well as other business related careers. The qualifications also offer a progression route to the professional qualifications offered by organisations like the Chartered Institute of Marketing, management accountants and personnel development.

A key progression path for Edexcel BTEC HNC and HND learners is to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme depending on the degree in question.
You can apply for this course by applying online, by filling out an application form from the College’s Course Guide, or you can contact the Information Officers on 01205 313218 who will send you an application form in the post.

For applications enquiries outside of the UK please contact the International Office on +44(0)1205 313212.

Every effort has been made to ensure our course information is accurate throughout the website. However changes can occur to the days, times, fees and other information about our courses throughout the year, but we endeavour to update any changes to information as soon as we can.