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About the course

This Business course provides a stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging and memorable for students, along with essential subject knowledge that students need to progress successfully into the world of work or a related degree.

NOTE: A minimum number of 12 enrolments are required for this course to run.



Entry requirements

  • 64 UCAS tarrif points from at least one full A Level or from a full Level 3 qualification
  • Mature students may have commensurate work/business /industry related experience
  • GCSE English at Grade C or above is mandatory

GCSE GRADE CHANGE: From September 2017 grades 4/5 in English & Maths will be equivalent to GCSE grade C.
See conversion chart for further information.

How much does it cost?

£5,500 per year with an inflationary rise if you proceed to the HND.
If you are over 19 you may access a student loan for the fees and maintenance.

The Student Finance England website has full details and you can use their calculator to see what help you may be entitled to.

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone interested in a career in business, administration or the public sector – across a broad range of business-related disciplines.

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Why study?

BTEC is the world's most successful and best-loved vocational qualification brand and is renowned for engaging students in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for more than thirty years.

BTEC Higher National qualifications are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the principal vocational qualification at Levels 4 and 5.

The qualification provides students with a clear line-of-sight to employment and to progression to a degree.

Where will this course take me?

After the HND a Top- up to a full Degree may be possible. Check with Universities directly or the UCAS website.

Top-up at Harlow College (University Centre Harlow) may be possible from September 2017, but not yet approved.

After the HNC – you could ask to transfer to the second year of a degree. Again contact the University's admission team direct after searching course on the UCAS website.

Or get a job in Business, Business Management, Marketing, Law, Accounting, Business Administration, Sales, Event Management, Politics, and many more.

Core modules

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

Optional modules

  • Business Law
  • Innovation and Commercialisation
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Financial Accounting

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by assignment course work.

Will I have to provide anything?

Access to the internet at home would be very beneficial.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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