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Business HNC (Online Distance Learning)

Course Overview

This Higher National Certificate in Business is ideal if you are seeking a higher education qualification, training or an apprenticeship in the world of business. This flexible HNC course provides specialist business education over one year and is delivered via Distance Learning. 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?

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing a Successful Business Project
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Financial Accounting


This HNC 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 one of the following Level 3 qualifications: BTEC Level 3 Extended/Diploma/Access to HE Diploma or 1 x A-level or 2 x AS-levels. We also ask for maths and English (full qualification) minimum Grade 4. Mature students who do not meet the entry criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience, passing the course entrance assessment (if deemed necessary by the admissions tutor) and successful interview. If your first language is not English, learners should have a minimum of 6.0 IELTS. All applications will be scrutinised and considered on merit.

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 through online distance learning.

What hours will I be in college?

Students can complete the course entirely online, and at a pace agreed with your tutor. Students are also able to attend taught sessions in College. You will be allocated a tutor who will be able to arrange this.

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?


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. You might also be eligible for additional help from the College Bursary. To check if you are eligible for funding, please go to our Funding for HE Students page.

What facilities are available?

Students studying this course will have access to the same resources in College as our Full-time students. This included access to the HE Study Space, the Learning Centre and recreation facilities such as the Café and Student Common Room.

Which department is this course in?

Business, Music, Media and Performing Arts

Where will I need to go on my first day?

Students can enrol for this course at any time, and will be allocated a tutor once they have enrolled. Your tutor will help you determine the pace of your learning and will provide 1:1 support.

What else do I need to know?

Students can enrol throughout the year. It is anticipated that the course will take 12-18 months to complete, but the pace of learning will be determined between the student and the tutor.

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?

Students can apply directly to the College for this course. Enrolling on this course does not make you automatically eligible to apply for a Student Loan, and you do not need to apply through UCAS.


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