Typically 64 UCAS Points or equivalent and Level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics.
The course is awarded by Pearson and it gives students a practical grounding in a range of business disciplines such as accounting, human resource management, operations management and marketing. Assignment and activities are designed to simulate real world situations. The course provides the opportunity to study for a year and gain the HNC qualification. Students can progress to a further year of study for HND in Business and can take a third year to study for a degree at the University of Bedfordshire or other Universities.
Who is the course suitable for?
People who wish to work in a business environment, or to progress in their careers in this sector.
There are eight modules each year, over two years. The course emphasises the development and assessment of practical skills relevant to a wide range of business careers. Stage one subjects include business, human resources, finance, marketing, enterprise and opportunity and business in context. Stage two builds further on these modules with an emphasis on skills as well as knowledge, for example, management skills development and the use of computer packages in accounting. Typical units include Business and the Business Environment Management and Operations Marketing Essentials Human Resource Management Innovation and Commercialisation Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Management Accounting Managing a Successful Project (Pearson Set)
Development of Maths and English
Employability Skills Development
The purpose of the course is to ensure the development of skills and knowledge to ensure employability in a wide range of business environments.
How will the course be taught?
This is a taught course consisting of eight modules per stage over two years. The timetable is arranged on one day a week, so the course can be combined with work.
How will I know how well I am doing?
A wide variety of assessment methods are used on the course including assignments, group work, presentations, projects and examinations.
Are there any additional costs?
You can apply for student finance via Student Finance England for loans or grants to support your fees and living costs.
What course can I do next?
Students who complete the HND successfully may choose to top up their studies to the final year of degree study in Marketing Management and Business and Management
Where can I get further support / advice?
Contact the college on 01582 477 776 or go to our website: www.centralbeds.ac.uk
How do I join the course?
Apply through our website: www.centralbeds.ac.uk. You will be invited to a telephone or face to face interview and given advice about the UCAS application process.
To be confirmed. The course is eligible for Student Finance loans to cover fees and maintenance.