The City College

BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business (Management)

The City College
In London

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Important information

Typology BTEC
Location London
Duration 24 Months
  • BTEC
  • London
  • Duration:
    24 Months

It’s easy to see why business and management is such a popular study choice amongst students, and why hundreds of leading employers each year sponsor their staff on these courses. A competitive global economy means a good grounding in business and is becoming more and more essential if you want to get ahead in life – whether you’re running your own company or focusing on a corporate career.

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Starts Location
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55 East Road, N1 6AH, London, England
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Starts On request
55 East Road, N1 6AH, London, England
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To take into account

· Requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess either a level 3 qualification (or equivalent) or at least 4 GCSEs, one GCE A level with a good command of the English Language. Equivalent overseas qualifications are also accepted. Applicants over 21 years of age without formal qualifications with appropriate work experience may also be accepted. All applicants will be asked to provide evidence of their proficiency in English Language equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 5.5 with no section scoring less than 5.00. All applicants will also need to sit a Literacy & Numeracy test.

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What you'll learn on the course

Business and Management
Business Studies
Business Plan
Business Risk
Business Finance
Management Planning

Course programme

Programme Structure

The normal timescale for an HND by full time study is two years and, although you will receive a Diploma certificate at the end of those two years, you will, at the same time, have completed the equivalent of the first two years of a Business related honours degree from a UK university.

The BTEC Higher National Diploma is awarded by Pearson and The City College works in partnership with this body to deliver the programme. As the governing body, Pearson has validated and accredited The City College to offer a variety of HND qualifications. The College’s management team is then responsible for ensuring that the quality of the provision offered meets Pearson’s exacting conditions and standards.

Quality is monitored regularly through visits from Pearson’s External Examiners and a regular management review.
The HND is a 15-unit qualification of which eight are mandatory core units, three are specialist management units and a further four optional units are chosen by the College from a list generated by Pearson. From the four optional units, two will be from Level 4 and two will be from Level 5. Taken all together, the 15 units will give you 240 Unit Credits which is an excellent foundation for going on to study all these important management subjects at a higher level in Business Management and MBA.

Mandatory Core units:

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing a Successful Business Project
  • Research Project
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Understanding and Leading Change
  • Global Business Environment

This is a 16-unit qualification made up of core and specialist units. Listed below are optional units that the College may offer over the next few years.

Optional units:

  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations
  • Planning for Growth

Additional information


Your academic year is divided into three terms and in each term you will normally study 2-3 units, split between core units and optional units. Each unit is assessed by a single assessment instrument which will be either an assignment or an examination. Overall, you will be expected to attend College for lectures for a minimum 15- 18 hours every week.

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