HNC in Business
|Mode of study||HE Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||13 September 2021 Please note that day of week is just an indication at this stage and could be subject to change|
|Course code||FLR4BUS001 (2122)|
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Who is it for?
Students with a keen interest and/or experience in either business management, marketing, finance and/or human resources who wish to embark on a career in this field. A widely-recognised and highly-valued business qualification that enables you to develop a range of skills and gain relevant experience necessary to progress a career in business.
In addition to developing a set of key skills valued by employers the course provides a solid platform for further study in the subject area. The course includes the key business areas of marketing, human resource management, and finance, as well as the operational and planning associated with business decision making. On achieving the HNC qualification, graduates may continue academic study to an HND in Business and then BA (Hons) degree. Alternatively students may move into employment in a range of business organisations and roles.
To be accepted onto the course you will normally require one of the following:
• One A Level or BTEC National Diploma / Certificate / GNVQ Advanced or Relevant work experience in a responsible business department role
• GCSEs for English and Maths at grade 4 or above however equivalent qualifications and/or work experience will be taken into consideration
• Applicants without GCSEs will be required to complete initial assessments and may wish to consider the part-time GCSE courses that the College offers for free in the evening and daytime
• Accreditation may be given for relevant work experience or prior learning for mature learners.
What does the course involve?
The course is validated by Edexcel and delivered over one year on two days per week. The programme is run on a 4 semester basis from September to June. The HNC is a broad-based business qualification and consists of the following modules: Core modules: Marketing Essentials, Business Environment, Human Resource Management, Management and Operations, Management Accounting and Managing a Successful Business. In addition to the six core modules there are two optional modules. These include Business Law, Innovation and Commercialisation, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and Financial Accounting.
How is the course assessed?
Most of your work will be continually assessed internally throughout the course but one unit is set externally. The assessment will depend upon the particular module being studied. Typical assessment methods include assignments, developing portfolios, presentations and examination.
Students will receive ongoing one-to-one guidance and support in progressing assignments. Learning resources are provided and available from home via the internet through the college's Moodle system. HNC students are entitled to utilise the college's dedicated Higher Education study room.
What do I do next?
To join this course you will first have to register with UCAS at www.ucas.com and then apply through UCAS. (Choose: Sign In–Students–Undergraduate–Apply–Register and follow the instructions.) You will then receive a confirmation email from UCAS and the College will be in contact with an interview date. Current Shrewsbury Colleges Group students should seek support from their tutor before applying.
HNC in Business
The HNC has provided me with a thorough understanding of business fundamentals, which I have been able to translate into my working life as a Marketing Executive. Having started in this career less than two years ago as an entry level Communications Coordinator, I have already received a promotion and have undertaken increased levels of responsibility.
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