Business (Blended Learning) Higher National Diploma – C2933

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Course Overview

This is a blended learning full-time course giving you the opportunity to achieve a Higher National Diploma in Business, equivalent to the second year of a degree qualification.
You will learn a range of essential business and management skills, to further your career opportunities across a wide range of industries.
Alternatively, you may choose to progress to a top up year at university, however you will need to check your choice of university to ensure they accept this qualification in their entry requirements.
You will need to have passed the Higher National Certificate in order to complete this Diploma and the course will require you to attend one full day at college whilst completing the remainder of your studies at home.
It is intended that you will gain vocational experience through part-time work as well as engage in independent research into the topic under investigation. The independent study element makes up 70% of the course and is a vital part of completion, so commitment to this is essential.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

Building on the knowledge gained on the Higher National Certificate, this course consists of core and specialist units including;

1. Research Projects
2. Organisational Behaviour
3. Operations and Project Management
4. Understanding and Leading Change
5. Global Business Environment
6. Human Resources
7. International Marketing

The programme consists of taught sessions and independent research, intended to help you understand a range of topics from application to assignment criteria, throughout the period of the course. The blended learning element of the programme will be via our virtual learning environment; Moodle.

Entry Requirements

Completion of Higher National Certificate at Level 4.

How you will be assessed

During this course, you will be assessed with a combination of case studies, presentations and written assignments.There will be an element of group work so collaboration with your peers is essential.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Total Fees: £5250.00


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

As a graduate from this programme, you will be eligible to apply for a top-up at a University of your choice (subject the that University accepting this qualification), for example you could progress onto a full degree gaining a BSc in Business. Previous graduates from this course have been successful as financial services personnel, public administrators, retail managers, sales and marketing executives.

What Happens Next

Applications should be made directly to the college using the on-line application process. Due to the nature of this programme, you may also be invited to attend an interview. Where necessary, other means of interview (i.e. telephone, web-based, CD/DVD) can be arranged.

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