BTEC HND in Business

Join the world of business and be enthused by some influential industry minds!

This course prepares you for a career in business management by providing you with the most relevant career-related content, where you learn, practice and get work-ready. It develops and enhances the range of your personal, cognitive, commercial and interpersonal transferable skills that are vital to a successful performance in the workplace.

Each unit has a clear purpose: to cater for the increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at levels 4 and 5, providing students with a clear line of sight to employment or progression to a degree at level 6.

Each pathway consists of a total of 120 credits at level 5, delivered via core, specialist and optional units. All the pathways have specialist units which have been aligned to the relevant professional body standards, if applicable. All pathways permit a degree of optionality.

BTEC is the world’s most successful and best-loved applied learning brand, engaging students in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for more than thirty years.

Pearson BTECs are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment or those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. Pearson BTECs provide progression into the workplace either directly or via study at university and are also designed to meet employers’ needs. Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are therefore widely recognised by industry and higher education as the principal technical professional qualification at Levels 4 and 5.

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    You will take 15 units (240 credits) to gain your diploma over the course of two to three years of study: 120 credits, 8 units in Level 4 (15 credits each unit) and 120 credits, 7 units in Level 5 (one 30-credit unit, and six 15-credit units).

    Extra support modules customised to your needs might be added to the units.

    Level 4:

    • Business and the Business Environment: 15 credits
    • Marketing Processes and Planning: 15 credits 
    • Human Resource Management: 15 credits 
    • Leadership and Management: 15 credits 
    • Accounting Principles: 15 credits 
    • Managing a Successful Business Project: 15 credits
    • Business Law: 15 credits
    • Innovation and Commercialisation: 15 credits

    Level 5:

    • Research Project: 15 credits 
    • Organisational Behaviour: 15 credits 
    • Management Accounting: 15 credits 
    • Principles of Operations Management: 15 credits
    • Launching a New Venture: 15 credits 
    • Strategic Human Resource Management: 15 credits
    • Marketing Insights and Analytics: 15 credits

    Once you have completed the course, you can choose to move directly to the workplace where you can undertake a job role as a Systems Analyst, Data Designer, Systems Tester, Database Administrator, IT Project Manager, IT Support Technician, or Web Designer.

    BTEC graduates possess a combination of knowledge and skills attractive to employers worldwide.

    At the same time the BTEC Higher National Qualifications are intended to keep doors open for future study should you wish to progress further in your education. You can gain a BSc. (Hons) Computing Technologies Technologies degree awarded by our partner Ulster University Qatar, or choose to transfer to various other universities around the UK and worldwide.

    On successful completion of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma, students can develop their careers in the computing sector through:

    • Entering employment
    • Continuing existing employment
    • Gaining vendor certification
    • Committing to Continuing professional development (CPD), or progressing to university.