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Business

Yeovil College University Centre

UCAS Code: 2Y1V | Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


Equivalent to 48 UCAS Tariff points

Access to HE in as associated subject accepted

Equivalent to 48 UCAS Tariff points

Equivalent to 48 UCAS Tariff points or above.

UCAS Tariff

48

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

The HND in Business is a varied programme which encompasses a range of business topics. It is designed to give you high quality technical business information which can lead to a variety careers in industry. The programme seeks to balance both intellectual and practical skills and requires you to learn through lectures, group work, reflective practice and presenting. The programme will be delivered using a range of techniques.

The duration of the course is 2 years full-time and 3 years for the part-time method of study. The General Business pathway (Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business) is offered in addition to the Management pathway (Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (Management)) and also the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management pathway (Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management)).

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes lecturers and professional practitioners with industry experience.

If you are interested in studying part-time, please contact Yeovil College University Centre by calling 01935 845454 or emailing [email protected]

**Work Experience and Placement**
Opportunities can be made available if you wish to gain a taster in a specialism that links to the modules of study.

**After the course**
On successful completion of the course you will gain a Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business.

Upon completion of this course, you could progress to a Level 6 top-up degree to get a BA (Hons) qualification. At Yeovil College University Centre, we offer the BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy, which takes one year to complete full-time, or 18 months part-time. You could also progress into a career in a range of sectors including finance, retail and manufacturing.

Modules

Learning will be achieved through a combination of class-based activity, group based activity and independent study. These sessions are designed to actively support the development of independent learning strategies by the students. They will combine tutor input with a wide range of participative activities including case studies, individual and group problem solving activities, student led activities which will include discussions of existing research and article reviews. You will be encouraged to study directed readings and to critique research articles. You will be required to work independently and to take responsibility for your learning. The role of tutors is to encourage your independence whilst still offering the appropriate levels of support. During the programme of study, you will develop and attain a number of skills and attributes which include the following: - The understanding and application of theoretical perspectives - The ability to critically analyse, synthesise, communicate and apply theoretical concepts - Develop creative solutions to problems - Reflect on experiences in an informed manner When not attending lectures, seminars or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research and preparing assignments.

You will study a range of units that will develop your specialist knowledge and skills. Listed below are examples of modules that are likely to be studied. Please be aware that modules studied may change periodically in line with student and stakeholder feedback, awarding body changes, or to reflect developments in the discipline. Students can always find the most up-to-date information about modules and who is teaching them in the course handbook.

Year 1 -

Unit 1 - Business and the Business Environment
Unit 2 - Marketing Processes and Planning
Unit 3 - Human Resource Management
Unit 4 - Leadership and Management
Unit 5 - Accounting Principles
Unit 6 - Managing a Successful Business Project
Unit 7 - Business Law
Unit 8 - Innovation and Commercialisation

Year 2 -

Unit 19 - Research Project
Unit 20 - Organisational Behaviour
Unit 31 - Employee Relations
Unit 39 - Company Law and Corporate Governance
Unit 41 - Taxation
Unit 26 - Principles of Operations Management
Unit 29 - Managing and Running a Small Business

Assessment methods

An assessment schedule for the complete year will be issued to you at the start of each academic year. Additionally, a course handbook providing details of the units and its form of assessment, contact and study hours will be provided at the start of the programme. Throughout this programme different methods of assessment will be applied which will reflect the demands of the subject. Feedback will be provided to you in writing, along with information reflecting your performance and recommendations for improvement. There are no exams for the HND – you will be 100% assessed via coursework, likely including assignments, essays, reports or presentations.

You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor. We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in (formal coursework assessment).

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£6,594
per year
EU
£6,594
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,594
per year
Scotland
£6,594
per year
Wales
£6,594
per year

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Course location:

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Department:

Business

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