Our HNC (Higher National Certificate) in Business is a foundation course for a career in business. It provides a cost-effective route to the 1st or 2nd year of a university degree.

Students may choose to do only the HNC (first year of HND) as a single qualification over one year. They will need to do the level 4 units shown below:

Unit Code Level Unit No Unit Title Credit Value
T/618/5032 4 1 Business and the Business Environment 15
A/618/5033 4 2 Marketing Processes and planning 15
J/618/5035 4 3 Human Resource Management 15
L/618/5036 4 4 Leadership and Management 15
Y/618/5038 4 5 Accounting Principles 15
D/618/5039 4 6 Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson set) 15
H/617/0736 4 7 Business Law 15
A/618/5047 4 9 Entrepreneurial Ventures 15

Entry Requirements:

To start this course you must have one of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent)
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
  • Related work experience
  • An international equivalent of the above.

If English is not your first language you will also require UKVI IELTS score at level B2 (approximately 5.5 or above).

Additional Details:

Study Level

Study Mode
Full Time

UK Fees

Course Length
9 Months / 12 Months

Start Date
January / April / September

Application Route
Completion can offer students 1st or 2nd year entry into UK Universities


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