Business HND Level 5
BTEC HNDs are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. BTECs provide progression into the workplace either directly or via further study at university and are also designed to meet employer’s needs. BTEC Higher National qualifications are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the principal vocational qualification at Levels 4 and 5.
At the same time the BTEC Higher Nationals are intended to keep doors open for future study should a student wish to progress further in their education after their level 4 study.
The BTEC Higher National qualifications in Business are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the business sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in business. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the business sector, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Business give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.
Suitability - Who should attend?
Entry requirements 2018-19:
- HNC Pass in Business or related subject
- GCSE Maths and English grade C (4) or above
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Key features of the HND Business
Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications in Business offer:
- A stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging and memorable for students.
- The essential subject knowledge that students need to progress successfully into further study or the world of work.
- A simplified structure: students undertake a substantial core of learning in the Higher National Certificate and can build on this in the Higher National Diploma, with optional units linked to their specialist area of study.
- Six specialist pathways in the Level 5 Diploma, so there is something to suit each student’s preference of study and future progression plans.
- Refreshed content that is closely aligned with Professional Bodies, employers and higher education needs.
- Assessments that consider cognitive skills (what students know) along with effective and applied skills (respectively how they behave and what they can do).
- Unit-specific grading and Pearson-set assignments.
- A varied approach to assessment that supports progression to Level 6 and also allows centres to offer assessment relevant to the local economy, thereby accommodating and enhancing different learning styles.
- Quality assurance measures to ensure that all stakeholders (e.g. professional bodies, universities, businesses, colleges and students) can feel confident in the integrity and value of the qualifications.
- A qualification designed to meet the needs and expectations of students aspiring to work in an international business environment.
Training Course Content
Units could include:
- Research Project
- Organisational Behaviour
- Business Strategy
- Business IT Systems
- Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations
Each 15 credits taken equates to a total study time around 150 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity.
Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionally fewer credits per semester (typically 30 credits). 120 credits are required to achieve the qualification. The overall grade for course is based on the grades obtained in each module studied.
Students should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes at specific Higher Education providers. After completing a BTEC Higher National Certificate or Diploma, students can also progress directly into employment.
The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the business sector.
Below are some examples of job roles each qualification could lead to:
- Accounting and Finance – Chartered Accountant, Accounting Technician, Financial Advisor
- Business Management – Business Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Advisor, Office Manager
- Human Resource Management – Human Resources Officer, Training and Development Officer, Recruitment Consultant, Human Resources Manager
- Marketing – Channel Marketing Manager, Sales and Promotion Marketing, Executive Communications Planner, Digital Marketing Executive
- Operations Management – Logistics and Distribution Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Service Delivery Manager
- General / All Pathways – Retail Manager, Sales Manager, Business Consultant
- General Manager
These job roles are based on descriptions from The National Occupational Standards for Business and Management – industry standards for skills, developed in collaboration with employers, professional bodies and others which make it easier for employers to describe job roles, externally and internally.
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