HNC in Business Part-Time

The purpose of the HNC in Business is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The course is designed to equip you with the business knowledge, skills, behaviour and understanding to achieve high performance in the global business environment. The course has been designed to provide education and training for a range of careers in business, including management, administration, human resources, marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting and finance.

Your course consists of 8 x 15 credit modules at levels 4 over 2 academic years

Year 1

4 Core Units

Unit 1: Business and the Business Environment

A background to business, the functions of an organisation and the wider business environments in which organisations operate.

Unit 2: Marketing Essentials

This is an introduction to the principles of marketing in order to develop a basic marketing plan that employs elements of the marketing mix to achieve results specific to the organisation.

Unit 3: Human Resource Management

Understand and apply principles of effective Human Resource Management (HRM), exploring tools and techniques to maximise employee contribution within an organisation.

Unit 4: Management and Operations

Understand the difference between the function of a manager and the role of a leader, investigating characteristics, behaviours and traits which support effective management and leadership.

Year 2

Unit 5: Management Accounting

This unit is an introduction to the fundamentals of management accounting which apply to the wider business environment, and the organisations which operate within that environment. You will explore how management accounting uses financial data to aid planning decisions, and the monitoring and

control of finance within organisations.

Unit 6: Managing a Successful Business Project

This unit offers an opportunity to demonstrate the skills required for managing and implementing a project. You will undertake independent research and investigation for carrying out and executing a business project which meets appropriate business aims and objectives.

Unit 7: Business Law

The unit is to enhance your understanding of how business law is applied to the running of a company. You will gain knowledge of business law and examine the impact of the law on business operations and decision-making.

Unit 8: Innovation and Commercialisation

This unit aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of innovation and commercialisation.

In today’s competitive landscape it is critical that organisations continually innovate

both their product offering and processes to ensure that they remain competitive in

the market. You will look at a number of tools and techniques organisations use to

drive innovation and become more commercial in their approach.
The course provides a stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging and memorable for students. You will gain the essential subject knowledge that students need to progress successfully into further study or the world of work. You will undertake external visits to local businesses and Law Courts within the Northwest, guest lecturers delivering specialist sessions to capture up to date commercial application of business theory.
96 UCAS points overall (or equivalent)

2 A Levels at grade C and above

Level 3 Diploma at MMM grade

GCSE Maths and English

Aged 18 Years old and over

Individuals that don’t necessarily have any of the qualifications above and are working towards promotion opportunities within the workplace, in a position of supervisor, trainee manager or manager can apply through their knowledge and experience, in this instance a short entry assessment will be expected to be completed.

Applications via UCAS, use code: BUS1
On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:

Level 5 HND in Business

Full time 2nd year of a degree at Salford University (minimum grade profile of Merit)

Apply for Business related vacancies that do not demand higher qualifications.
£2,978 (Fee is per year)
Financial support could be available through Student Finance England.
Course Code:
Management & Professional
Beaufort Road
2 Years
(Tue 6:00pm-8:00pm & Thu 6:00pm-9:00pm)

Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.

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