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City and Islington College

Business

UCAS Code: BUS1

Higher National Certificate - HNC

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1.0year

Full-time | 2020

This widely-recognised, highly-valued qualification develops the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in business, or progress to higher level study. It is also approved by the following professional bodies, enabling progression to specialist courses: ACCA, CIMA, CIPS and CIPD.

With a strong focus on business management, you will develop the knowledge, skills and experience valued by employers in the key areas of marketing, human resource management and finance.

Through a range of work-related learning opportunities, including projects connected to a variety of industries, you will gain a deep understanding of how businesses operate, while improving your research and decision-making skills, and developing as a business practitioner.

This qualification follows on from Level 3 qualifications in Business, and provides a seamless progression route into higher education and/or employment.

The BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business offers a broad introduction to the subject, while also developing your specialist knowledge, skills and experience in Business Law and Entrepreneurship.

On successful completion of the course, you may progress to a career in a variety of business industries. You may build upon your HNC with further degree-level study at university or college, or pursue professional qualifications in specialist subjects such as Accounting, Management, Marketing or Human Resources.

Throughout your course, you will have a personal tutor and access to a range of a specialist teaching and learning resources. You will have the opportunity to visit universities to take part in subject-specific master-classes to enhance your learning and prepare you for higher level study.

You will have access to our Business Hub, providing a professional working environment with air-conditioned classrooms with smart boards; self-study area with computer stations and laptops; seminar, small group and one-to-one tutorial rooms; two computer rooms with Sage Accounting Line 50 software (20 computers per room); online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), enabling you to access course materials and assignments remotely; and books, journals, reports and documents online and/or in the College’s Learning Resource Centre, including course reading lists.

Some teaching and learning will take in our Business Hub, which has full wheelchair access and a lift. You will also have access to onsite support for a range of issues, from financial concerns to mental health worries.

Modules

You will study key aspects of business through six core units and two further optional units chosen by the College.

Management Accounting - Core Unit - Mandatory - 15 credits
Business and the Business Environment - Core Unit Mandatory - 15 credits
Human Resource Management - Core Unit - Mandatory - 15 credits
Marketing Essentials - Core Unit - Mandatory - 15 credits
Management and Operations - Core Unit - Mandatory - 15 credits
Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set) - Core Unit - Mandatory - 15 credits
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management - Optional Unit - 15 credits
Business Law - Optional Unit - 15 credits

Module availability may be subject to change. The full timetable will be available in August 2019.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed using a range of methods based on practical projects, and will demonstrate skills in research and analysis through academic study. This will include an externally-set Pearson assignment. Much of the evidence you provide will be through independent working but there will be occasions when you will be expected to work as part of a production team.

Assessment methods may include Written reports; Project briefs linked with employers; Portfolio; Posters, displays, leaflets; Financial & planning documents; Presentations; Reflective journals - blog, Group discussions; Role play; and Time-constrained assessment.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£8,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

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Course location:

Camden Road Centre

Department:

Business and Computing

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