BTEC HNC/D in Business

What is the BA (Hons) in Business Innovation and Management (top-up)?

The BTEC HNC/D in Business enables you to complete a one- year course (HNC level 4) or two-year course (HND level 5) towards a BA (Hons) degree. When you finish, you will be able to enrol in a UK university to do a top-up year and attain a full BA (Hons) degree in a range of Business-related degree courses. During thefirst year of study on the HNC you will complete the following eight units of the HNC Level 4: Business and the Business Environment, Marketing Essentials, Human Resource Management, Management and Operations, Management Accounting, Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set), Innovation and Commercialisation, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. During the second year of study on the HND you will complete the following units: Research Project (Pearson-set), Organisational Behaviour, Statistics for Management, Business Strategy, Developing Individuals and Teams, International Marketing, Tapping into New and International Markets.

Why Should I do a Business Innovation and Management Degree?

On successful completion of the HNC or HND, you will have a recognised qualification in Business that can help you to get a job or promotion in your existing job. You would also be able to enrol into a one-year top-up course at a range of UK universities in order to attain a full BA (Hons) degree in Business- or Business-related courses. We strive for a diverse student group from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. This helps to create a stimulating and supportive learning environment and is one of the reasons we offer flexible timetabling, including evening classes.

With an HNC or HND,you can progress to career opportunities in management or develop your own business ambitions. The programme provides a grounding in all areas of businessmanagement and offers the opportunity to decide what you prefer so that you may focus on a particular area for further studies. Some of the career opportunities for HNC and HND include:

  • middle and senior management positions across all sectors
  • advertising and marketing
  • accountancy
  • human resources
  • banking
  • management consultancy
  • business journalism
  • 32 UCAS points (this can be made up of different levels of level courses. For more information on the UCAS points for your qualification, go to the UCAS tariff calculator).
  • If you have studied in a non-majority English speaking country, you will typically be asked to complete an English language test (speaking, listening, reading and writing). The expected level is IELTS4.5 or equivalent, with no element below 4.5.
  • These are our standard entry requirements.

You will also be asked to attend an academic interview. Suitability for entry to our programmes can be demonstrated in several ways and is not limited to academic qualifications alone. Applicants who do not meet our published entry requirements are encouraged to contact our recruitment and admissions team for advice.

Business and the Business Environment Marketing Essentials Human Resource Management
Management and Operations Management Accounting Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set),
Innovation and Commercialisation Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.
  • Course Duration: HNC 1year full time, HND 2 years full time
  • Level: 4 & 5
  • Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel
  • Assessment: Assessments are by written reports and power point oral presentations.
  • Mode of Delivery: Full Time
  • Timetable options: three days per week
  • Location: Oxford and West London (Pending Validation)
  • Intake dates: October, January
  • Fee: £6,165 per annum

Course details

Course summary

Running a business or working for businesses today requires management, creativityand leadership skills. To ensure future success, companies are always on the lookout for skilled and qualified people who have these qualities. A key feature of the programme is to blend both teaching of these employability business skills with academic study skills, in order to widen the opportunities for students in both education and employment. You willgain knowledge of business in general as well as higher levelthinking skills such as empathy, critical analysis and evaluation, which are increasingly important in a world where technology and Artificial Intelligence are taking over key business functions. You will develop a good understanding of the nature of Business in an uncertain and rapidly changing world. The programme will equip you with knowledge of management theories and the opportunity to apply and integrate that knowledge in the planning and delivery of live projects. You will develop business knowledge and management skills that are important in any industry. It is helpful for those wishing to attain a good management position in a company or to start their own business. It is also good for students who wish to go on to study at higher levels to attain a degree.