Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business (RQF)


Awarding Body: Pearson

Duration: 12 Months

Intakes: February and September

RQF Level: 4

Credit Value: 120 Credits Minimum

Study Mode: Full-time

Tuition Fee: £6000

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 another related level 3 equivalent qualification
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate received from an approved Further Education institution
  • Related work experience

Mature students 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 and intention to the course they have applied for.

English Language Requirements:

  • International students must fulfil the UKVI requirements by providing a valid SELT (Secure English Language Test)
  • All students will need to demonstrate that their English Language level is equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2

Course Information: The HNC in Business course covers a broad range of business modules from introduction to business to human resource and business law. 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 to Level 5 Higher National Diploma.

Course Structure: The full programme consists of the following Units, which will be studied full time throughout one year.

Core Units 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
Optional Units Unit Credit Level
Unit 7 – Business  Law 15 4
Unit 9 – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 15 4

* Modules may be subject to change.

Course Assessment: Students will be assessed through the submission of assignments 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. Students are required to attend classes as per the timetable.

Student Support: Support will be provided throughout the course, including the allocation of personal tutors for additional advice and guidance, to help students progress and succeed on the course.

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