The Part Time Pearson Level 5 Higher National Diploma (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 or Operational Management. There are also a variety of different attendance options for you to choose from, please see 'attendance' for more information.
During your first year you will study 8 HNC units, which includes six mandatory units and two specialist units.
During the second year of your Business HND, you will study the following pathway:
Operational Management pathway
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.
The entry qualifications for the Business HND are an MMP profile on a Business BTEC Level 3 course or a related subject (minimum 80 new UCAS points), 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.
Individual cases will be considered and please note relevant work experience will be taken in to consideration if you fall outside of any of these categories.
The Business HND will take you four years to complete. You will attend College one day a week for four years, plus independent study. (Day will alternate from year one to year two)
Please note, the HND can also be studied as a two year top-up if you already hold a relevant HNC.
If you are choosing to start your study of the part time two year HND top-up in September 2019 your first year of the course will run in Boston and the second year of the course will run in Spalding.
If you are choosing to study the two year HND top-up in September 2019 your first year of the course will run in Boston and the second year of the course will run in Spalding.
During your programme of study, 30% will be within lectures and 70% through independent study.
The Business HND course fees will be:
HNC, Year 1 (2019) - £2775
HNC, Year 2 (2020) - £2775
HND, Year 1 (2021) - £2775
HND, Year 2 (2022) - £2775
If you started this course in September 2018 the course fees will be:
HNC, Year 1 (2018) - £2500
HNC, Year 2 (2019) - £2500
HND, Year 1 (2020) - £2500
HND, Year 2 (2021) - £2500
Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.
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
International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or email@example.com for details on fees.
Please note that all fees are subject to change.
The assessment of Pearson's Higher National qualifications are criterion-referenced and you will provide evidence in the form of assignments, which are assessed against the unit learning outcomes and assessment criteria.
All units are individually graded as a 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.
Your assessment consists of 74% coursework and 26% practical examination e.g. presentations and group discussions.
The Pearson 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 the Pearson HND learners is the third year of a degree or honours degree programme depending on the degree in question.
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