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Business, Law & Economics
Business, Law & Economics
Mode of study HE Full Time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 9 September 2019 Please note that day of week is just an indication at this stage and could be subject to change
Tuition Fee £6,500 Tuition fees stated are the annual cost
Course code FLR4BUS001 (1920)
  • 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.

    The programme is designed to prepare and develop people for advancement in business management, finance, marketing, human resources and business law. The programme is run on a 2 semester basis from September. The HNC is a recognised and valued higher education qualification. On achieving the HNC qualification, graduates may continue academic study to an HND in Business and then BA (Hons) degree.

  • Entry Requirements

    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 C/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 has 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?

    This 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.

  • Additional Notes

    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.

  • Further Information

    Why study this course?
    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
    The programme is designed to prepare and develop people for advancement in business management.

  • Other details

    What can I do after this course?
    The programme is designed to prepare and develop people for advancement in business management.

    The HNC is a recognised and valued higher education qualification. 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.

  • What do I do next?

    Complete the online application form at www.ucas.com and click on the 'Apply' part of the site. You can then click 'Register/ Log in' to begin the registration process. Shrewsbury College students must register as 'a student at a college' and input our buzzword "Shrewsbury2019". At the course section, select your chosen subject and course provider is Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology.

    If after reading this fact sheet, you are still undecided about the programme most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Course Advice on 01743 342333 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Charlotte Tobulevicius

Charlotte Tobulevicius

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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