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Business HND

Course Overview

The Business Higher National Diploma is a Level 5 qualification equivalent to foundation degrees and other higher education diplomas awarded by universities. You will gain a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required to progress into employment or continued undergraduate studies.


The course aims to advance your knowledge of the key business functional areas of marketing, human resource management and finance, as well as the operational and planning dimensions associated with business decision making

What topics are covered?

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Organisational Behaviour, Research Project, Financial Accounting

What are the entry requirements?

Successful completion of an HNC in Business

What qualifications will I gain?

HND – Higher National Diploma in Business.

Who is the awarding body?


How will I be assessed?

To successfully complete the programme students will need to study 120 credits (8 modules at Level 5). 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 number skills, as well as the ability to carry out independent research.

What can I do after this course?

Upon successful completion of this Diploma, you will have the opportunity of completing a final year of a degree programme at a University. Your progression could be to a specific qualification in Finance , Marketing. or HR. Alternatively, progression could be into employment.

How much does this course cost?

This Business HND costs £6000. You can complete it either full time over 1 year (£6000). Or you can complete it part time over two years (£3000 per year).

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 apply for this course by clicking the ‘Apply’ button above. This will take you to the UCAS website, where you can find both our full and part time options to apply for. Please check which option you have selected carefully.


UCAS code: 9H59
Institution code: B21


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