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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.

What topics are covered?

You will learn about 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. You will develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attributes which are essential for operating successfully in a business context. An objective of the programme is to equip students to make positive contributions to their employment as well as providing flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career development.


Core units:

  • Organisational behaviour
  • Business environment
  • Managing finance
  • Marketing principles

Specialist units include:

  • Working with and leading people
  • Business ethics

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is suitable for anyone has completed the HNC in Business.

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?


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. This course will provide students with understanding across a wide range of business areas. A key feature of the programme is the support from a dedicated personal tutor available to all students, who will guide individuals through various aspects of study, such as assistance in workload planning, advice on research and guidance on study skills.

What hours will I be in college?

You will attend two days a week (Tuesday and Thursday).

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 £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: 9H59
Institution code: B21


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