HNC in Business

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Your course consists of 8 x 15 credit modules at levels 4 over 1 academic year

Year 1

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.

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.
2 A Levels at grade C and above

Level 3 Diploma at Merit grade

GCSE Maths and English

Aged 18 Years old and over

Min 64 UCAS points

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.
The HND Business employs a range of assessment methods including lectures, group work, directed tasks, independent research, group tutorials, assignments and coursework. The exact type of assessment employed will vary from module to module.
On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:

Level 5 HND in Business

Year 2 of a suitable degree programme

Go into employment
Fees:
£5,995
Financial support could be available through Student Finance England.
Course Code:
OH0401MQ/1
Category:
Management & Professional
Centre:
Tameside One
Start:
21/09/2021
Duration:
1 Year
Times:
(Tue 2:00pm-7:30pm & Thu 9:00am-4:00pm) (tbc)

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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