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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 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.


The aim of the course is to develop your ability to assess and evaluate competence and decisions in business and to effectively manage time, resources and organisational needs

What topics are covered?

Marketing Essentials, Management Accounting, Innovation and Commercialisation, Human Resource Management

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 a Level 2 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?


How will I be assessed?

The course will be delivered via an online platform where you will be provided with a range of resources that will guide you through a variety of topics and develop your subject knowledge. A high level of self-directed learning is required to successfully complete the course however you are fully supported via an academic tutor who can offer advice and guidance throughout your studies.  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?

You can progress on to the HND distance learning or face-to-face course following completion of the HNC. On completion of the HND students can apply for a BA ‘Top-up’ degree at university.

How much does this course cost?

This course costs £1995

What funding is available?

You can apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees and a maintenance 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.

Which department is this course in?

Business, Music, Media and Performing Arts

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?

Use the apply button at the top of this page, this will take you through to UCAS where you can apply.


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