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Business, Law & Economics
Business, Law & Economics
Mode of study HE Part-time
Duration 2 Years
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 £2,970 Tuition fees stated are the annual cost
Course code PLR4BUS001 (1921)
  • Who is it for?

    Course Specification

    The programme is designed to prepare and develop people for advancement in business management, finance, marketing, human resources and business law.

    The qualification is delivered and completed over two years, one day per week. The programme is run on a 2 semester basis from September to June each year. 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 offers for free in the evening and daytime.
    • Accreditation may be given for relevant work experience or prior learning for mature learners.

    International Students: You will need to have reached a certain standard of speaking English. Please see our ESOL course.

  • What does the course involve?

    This course is validated by Edexcel and delivered over two years on one day 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?

    Your work will be continually assessed throughout the course. The assessment will depend upon the particular module being studied. Typical assessment methods include assignments, developing portfolios, examinations and presentations.

  • Further Information

    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. A widely-recognised and highly-valued business qualification that enables you to develop a range of skills and gain the 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.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 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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