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This course will give you an excellent introduction to a wide range of business and management skills. The diverse nature of the course will ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge to start your own business, undertake a variety of business-related job roles or progress onto the HND Business.

About the course

This course will give you 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.

A wide variety of assessment methods are used on the course including assignments, group work, presentations, projects and examinations. Your tutor will be on-hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.

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    Your study programme incorpporates valuable additions to help you succeed, including:  regular one-to-ones  with highly qualified and experienced professionals who will help you to manage your workload and give you valuable feedback; dedicated  careers advisors who can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, UCAS applications, interview skills and much more.

Areas of study

The HNC course consists of 4 units, with an additional 4 units available if you choose to progress to the HND course in the following year.

Areas of study may 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)

Entry requirements

Typically 64 UCAS points or equivalent and level 2 qualifications in English and maths.

Career prospects

Upon successful completion of your course, you can progress to the HND which is the equivalent of the second year of a bachelor's degree. Following this, you can top-up this course to a full bachelor's degree at the University of Bedfordshire and other participating universities. 

Additional information

Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to your place of study and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.

This course is eligible for a Student Loan. 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.