Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (Business Management) (RQF)


Awarding Body: Pearson

Duration: 24 Months

Intakes: February and September

RQF Level: 5

Credit Value: 240 Credits Minimum

Entry Requirements: Applicants must be aged 18 and above. There are no defined entry requirements set by the Awarding Body. The College makes admission decisions based on students’ potential to complete the programme. Applicants would benefit most from this programme if they hold one or more of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification or other related level 3 equivalent qualification
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate received from an approved Further Education institution
  • Related work experience

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector. Prospective Students will be interviewed to discuss their relevant experience in relation to the course they have applied for.

English Language Requirements:

Non-native English speakers and those students who have not had their final two years of schooling in English will need to demonstrate one of the following upon entry:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
  • IELTS 5.5 (including 5.5 for reading and writing)
  • PTE 51
  • Or equivalent

International students must fulfil the UKVI requirements by providing a valid SELT (Secured English Language Test).

Course Information: The HND in Business (Business Management) course covers a broad range of business and management modules from information systems to market economics and financial decision making.  This means that you will have a wealth of knowledge to take into your employment or to enable you to carry on and top up your HND to a degree at University. An HND in Business (Business Management) is a perfect introduction to working in financial services, business administration or a career in management. The HND programme is an equivalent to a 2nd year of a UK University Degree. This course leads to a recognised qualification which is accepted by several universities for direct entry into the final year of a Degree program.


The full programme consists of the following Units which will be studied full time throughout the two years.

Unit Name Unit Credit Level
Unit 1 – Business and the Business Environment 15 4
Unit 2 – Marketing Essentials 15 4
Unit 3 – Human Resource Management 15 4
Unit 4 – Management and Operations 15 4
Unit 5 – Management Accounting 15 4
Unit 6 – Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set) 15 4
Unit 7 – Business  Law 15 4
Unit 9 – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 15 4
Unit 11 – Research Project (Pearson-set) 30 5
Unit 12 – Organisational Behaviour 15 5
Unit 16 – Operations and Project Management 15 5
Unit 17 – Understanding and Leading Change 15 5
Unit 18 – Global Business Environment 15 5
Unit 32 – Business Strategy 15 5
Unit 38 – Customer Value Management 15 5


* Modules may be subject to change

Assessment is through the submission of assignments, project or examination at the end of each Unit.  Assessment is subject to internal and external verification of the units submitted, all units must be passed to achieve the full qualification.

This is a full time programme and students are required to attend 15 – 21 hours of supervised study per week.

Course Specifications