The HND programme is made up of two parts, part one is the Higher National Certificate (Level 4), followed by part two the Higher National Diploma (Level 5). This popular Business HND is designed to help you develop the wide range of personal skills that employers require. If you are already working, gaining these skills will enable you to make an immediate contribution to your current role. The course will provide you with an extensive overview of practical business skills, which will give you a strong foundation of knowledge upon which to build a successful career.
Develop your career
Upon completion of the HND, you will understand and be familiar with evolving concepts, theories and techniques in business and management. You’ll also understand how they can be successfully applied to real business situations. You will have developed personal skills, including being able to organise and prioritise your workload, and enhance your leadership abilities and self-confidence. Obtaining this range of assets provides an entry route into a broad range of business careers, and will give you an advantage in a competitive job market and for your future career development. The course will be delivered using a blend of teaching and learning methods and will include lectures, group activities, written tasks, personal research and tutorials.
Build your skills
You will complete eight units throughout the year, with each unit being assessed by assignments and/or oral presentations; these will be graded on a pass, merit and distinction basis. The course assignments will assess your knowledge and ability to demonstrate analytical and independent research, apply business theory and evaluate decisions in a real business context. Support will be offered by lecturers in preparation for assessment. The course requires reflective learning, creative thinking and effective time management.