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Business HNC

Course Overview

The Higher National Certificate in Business is ideal for you if you are seeking a higher education qualification, training or an apprenticeship in the world of business. The HNC provides specialist business education over one year. You will gain a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required to progress into employment or continued undergraduate studies.

What topics are covered?

The course focuses on the skills needed to assess and evaluate competence and decisions in business and to effectively manage time, resources and organisational needs. You will also learn and implement how to best assess and reflect upon your own performance as well as how you communicate in a business environment. This qualification is designed to ensure that you build and improve your skills in management, analytical research, independent enquiry, reflective learning and creative thinking.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their skills in this vocational area.

What are the entry requirements?

To join the course you will need:

80+ UCAS points from
BTEC Level 3 Extended/Diploma or
AS / A2 / A levels or
Access to HE Diploma
English and maths GCSE (full qualification) minimum Grade C/4

Mature students will be considered on an individual basis.

What qualifications will I gain?

HNC – Higher National Certificate in Business.

Who is the awarding body?


Who will be my tutor?

Wayne Austin

How will I learn?

The course will be delivered using a blend of teaching and learning methods and will include lectures, group activities, written tasks, personal research and tutorials.

What hours will I be in college?

You will attend two days a week (Monday and Wednesday).

How will I be assessed?

To successfully complete the programme students will need to study 120 credits (8 units). Progress through the course will be assessed through a series of written assignments and oral presentations. Support to help students prepare for these assignments will be offered as part of the programme. Assignment-based study is an important part of this course and will require good communication and numerical skills, as well as the ability to carry out independent research.

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of the course, you will be able progress onto a Higher National Diploma course or join a business degree at a university, subject to achieving the required grades.

How much does this course cost?

This Business HNC costs £5500

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs, only the course fees are applicable.

What funding is available?

You can apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees and a maintenance grant/loan for living expenses. To check if you are eligible for funding, please go to the Funding for HE Students page.

What facilities are available?

The course is delivered in classrooms with appropriate IT and software facilities.

Which department is this course in?

Business, Music, Media and Performing Arts

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

How do I apply?

You can make a direct application for this course by clicking the ‘Apply’ button above. Alternatively, you can apply via the UCAS website.


UCAS code: 4T5C
Institution code: B21


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