HNC Leadership and Management Online Modular Study (HTQ)

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If you are working in business and would like to upskill or reskill, SGS is offering two free* online modules at Level 4 (limited places available).

Module 1: Marketing & Managing a Successful Business (30 Credits)

Module 2: Human Resources Planning in Operational Management (30 Credits)

You can study one or two of these modules and gain 30/60 university credits at Level 4. On successful completion you can continue to achieve the full HNC. To register your interest and for further information email: To apply click on the part-time study link top right and complete the form.

*FREE Modules are government funded. You will not pay tuition fees or be eligible for fee loans, but your student loan entitlement will be reduced by the modern equivalent of the amount of the tuition fee or actual funding (whichever is higher) to reflect government-funded study. As an example, if you have not already gained a degree and want to complete a 3 year degree, this will not affect your funding. However, your overall funding would be reduced for a fourth year of study. If you have completed a 3 year degree, you should still have 1 year of funding available (if you have not already used this allocation on another course).

What are Higher Technical Qualifications? (HTQs)?

HTQs are technical qualifications that have been developed by employers and awarding bodies, so you’ll get the right training, knowledge, and skills to succeed in the workplace.

They are based on the same set of standards as apprenticeships and T Levels and have been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education as meeting the occupational standards for the relevant sector.

There are many different types of HTQs, such as:

  • higher national diplomas
  • higher national certificates
  • foundation degrees
  • higher education diplomas

Not all diplomas, certificates and foundation degrees are approved HTQs. Look out for the HTQ logo or banner which will always show on approved qualifications.

Who are Higher Technical Qualifications for?

  • They're for students over 18 who want to study a subject to prepare them for skilled jobs and for adults looking to retrain or upskill.
  • They will suit you if you want a more practical, employer-led programme.
  • Although Higher Technical Qualifications are primarily designed for entry into skilled employment or those looking to retrain or upskill, you could also progress to further study and/or training.

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Study Modules
Marketing and Managing a Successful Business Project

With this online module, you will be introduced to the dynamic world of marketing and its’ key principles, enabling you to develop a marketing plan and to employ elements of the marketing mix to achieve results. In addition to this you will develop the ability to plan, procure and execute a business project efficiently using specific skills in leadership, time management, problem-solving, budgeting and communication. This module is worth 30 credits and on successful completion you will have the opportunity to complete the full HNC Leadership and Management.

Coursework 100%

Human Resources Planning in Operational Management

This online module aims to develop your ability to apply principles of effective human resource management to enhance sustainable organisational performance and contribute to success, holding business outcomes and people outcomes in equal balance. Alongside this you will learn how operational management is applied to business activities to efficiently create and deliver products and services. This module will award you 30 credits and on successful completion you will have the opportunity to complete the full HNC in Leadership & Management.

Coursework 100%

Course Video
John Pollard
HN Business Management/ FdA Sports Management program lead
*This programme is subject to validation and delivery approval by the University of Gloucestershire.
University Centre WISE
Level 4 Modular Study (HTQ)
Full-time Duration:
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Part-time Duration:
15 weeks
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Entry Requirements

Relevant Level 3 qualifications, including GCSE Maths and English grade 4 and above. Mature students without the necessary entry qualifications, will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants must have UK residence status. WHO CAN APPLY? Anyone looking to retrain in a new career or upskill to enhance their existing career can apply if you are aged between 19 and 60 and live in England.

Course info last updated:
May 20, 2024
Delivery Format

The delivery format for your degree-level programs is primarily face-to-face and in-person sessions. However, there may be some hybrid sessions offered occasionally, mainly for flexibility purposes, such as tutorials or for larger events like visiting lecturers. Additionally, it's mentioned that all degree programs are well-supported by Virtual Learning Environments, which include Teams or Google Classroom.

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