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 Business HND Level 5

Subject areas: Business

The Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND provides greater breadth and specialisation than the Level 4 HNC, and is the equivalent to the 2nd year of an 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.
You 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.
Business BTEC HNC Certificate Level 4 or a related HNC qualification.

You will also need to have a Level 2 qualification or above in English and Maths (e.g. GCSE or Functional Skills) and/or minimum IELTS score 6.
This course will cost you £4500 per year.

If you choose to study over 2 years, this course will cost you £2250 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

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 1-2 year, September to May, to complete, depending on your chosen pathway.

You can chose to study this course in one of the following ways:

Boston College - Marketing pathway
2 days a week, Thursday and Friday, 9.00am-4.00pm for 1 year, plus independent study
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
Quick info:
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Extra info

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.