It is anticipated that delivery for this course in September will be through a blended approach consisting of some face to face delivery and some online delivery. We will continue to be guided by the Department of Education and Pearson guidelines. Our class sizes are typically small which is beneficial in adhering to social distancing measures and keeping our students and staff safe. We aim to move to full face-to-face delivery as soon as Government guidelines allow us to do so safely.
The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business offers students a broad introduction to business subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for acquisition of skills and experience through the selection of optional units across a range of occupational sectors at level 4. This is effectively builds underpinning core skills while preparing students for subject specialisation at Level 5. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students will develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the business sector throughout the programme.
Our typical offer is 64 UCAS points from at least two relevant A levels, or equivalent such as BTEC level 3 diplomas, Scottish Highers, the Irish Leaving Certificate or the Welsh Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate
An Access to Higher Education Diploma Level 3 qualification or other related level 3 qualifications
Mature students with relevant experience may also be considered.
Maths and English GCSEs at grade at A* to C or 9 to 4 or equivalent are also required
The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark;
All assessment are spread across the year to make the workload manageable. The course work will be based on e.g. practical write ups.
Course Costs and Financial Support
The following course-related costs are included in the fees:
- Annual printing allowance
- BTEC registration fee (if applicable)
The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:
- Additional printing over and above the annual allowance
- The cost of books and equipment that you might wish to purchase
Careers and Progression
- You can progress to the HND (Higher National Diploma Business) (within the College/Group)
- Information on the kinds of job roles students can apply to on completion of the course.
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