BTEC Higher Nationals in Business is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of potential employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. Higher National Diploma in Business offers students seven specialist pathways designed to support progression into relevant occupational areas or on to degree-level study.
Applicants must have passed the HNC in order to be considered for this course
Mature students with relevant experience may also be considered.
Maths and English GCSEs at grade C or above are also required.
References from an official email address (ie. NOT Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) This can be from your previous institution if you were a student in the last 4 years or from a line manager if you are currently working.
Suitable applicants will be invited to interview, where they will be required to further demonstrate their suitability for the course by taking a diagnostic test/talking through their portfolio/auditioning.
Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience: Use HEFCE text
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at level 5 or level 6. For further information, please visit our Credit Transfer page. Other qualifications and relevant work experience may also count for academic credit. Further information is available at our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
International Student Entry Requirements
All South Thames College HE courses are taught in English. You must be able to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.0 Reading and Writing must be at 6.0 or equivalent.
International students must possess qualifications equivalent to Level 3 study in the UK to apply for HE courses. Please be aware that this may mean we suggest an alternative course for you.
Portfolios can be submitted electronically if required.
Skype interviews may be possible – please contact HE Admission to arrange.
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
- Links to suitable courses for progression (within the College/Group)
- Information on the kinds of job roles students can apply to on completion of the course
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