HNC-HND Business


Level 4 and 5 (HNC, HND) in Business

City college limited is running Higher National Certificate and Diploma in Business program in association with Leicester College. 

A Bit About Higher National Certificate and Diploma in Business

The BTEC Higher National qualifications in Business are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the business sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in business. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the business sector, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Business give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.

The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Business is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

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Course Fee: £6000.

Tution Fee loan and Maintenance Loan for living cost is available for this course. 

What’s a Tuition Fee loan?

A Tuition Fee Loan helps you to pay for your course. New full-time students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,000 to cover the cost of tuition fees. The amount you can get doesn’t depend on your household income.

The maximum Tuition Fee Loan available to new students starting courses with private universities and colleges is £6,000. However, you’ll be able to apply for the same Maintenance Loan as other full-time students.

What’s a Maintenance Loan?

A Maintenance Loan helps towards your living costs, such as food, rent and books.

The amount you can borrow depends on your household income, your course and where you live and study.

For academic session 2018-19

  • You can get up to £7324 a year if you live with your parents.
  • You can get up to £8,700 a year if you live away from home and study outside London.
  • You can get up to £11,354 a year if you live away from home and study in London.
  • You can get up to £9,963 a year if you study overseas as part of your course.

If you’re 60 or over on the first day of the first academic year of your course you can apply for up to £3,680.


Repayments are based on your future income, not what you borrow. You won’t repay your loan until you’ve left university and your income is over £25,000 a year.

If you’re employed, repayments will be deducted from your income (the same as it is with tax and national insurance contributions).

You’ll repay 9% of your income over £25,000 a year. So, if you earn £25,000 a year this means you’ll repay 9% of £4,000 – or £30 a month. If you’re self-employed, separate arrangements are in place with HMRC to make your repayments.

If you stop working or your income drops below £25,000 your repayments will stop and only start again when your income is over £25,000 a year. After 30 years, any outstanding balance will be written off, unless you have defaulted on your loan.


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Standard entry requirements
To meet the entry criteria for admission to level 4 HNC Courses:

A candidate must have either:

• A level 3 qualification

• A level 2 qualifications and relevant work experience

• Or substantial work experience related to the field of proposed study and,

• Demonstrate capability in English equivalent to CEFR level B2 e.g. IELTS 5.5 (including 5.5 for reading and writing), PTE 51 or equivalent.


• Demonstrate a Commitment to Study and a reasonable expectation of success on the Course

International qualifications at the appropriate level will also be accepted.

Where applicants do not have a formal qualification to demonstrate capability in English, they will be required to undertake the Colleges written English Language test before an offer of a place on a Course is made. Judgement of their capability in spoken English will be assessed by the Senior Administrator at the interview. Suitable alternative arrangements to written tests will be made where a student declares a disability, specific learning difficulty or long-term health condition on their application form, e.g. oral questioning, amanuensis etc.


We welcome applications from students 19+ who do not match the standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate; willingness and commitment to studying this subject at University level, and who can evidence academic, professional or vocational experience in a related field.

HNC 1 year full-time. HND 1 year full time. Students will only progress to HND qualification if they pass all units in HNC. Students will have apply for student finance each year. 

Learners  can progress to university for the third year.

Aims of the programme

The aims of the HNC in Business are to:

Provide a broad-based programme of study offering learners vocationally relevant preparation for their career development
Satisfy the demand from those in the community who wish to undertake higher education, providing varied pathways through the programmes appropriate to students’ skills, experience and confidence
To provide positive opportunities for widening participation to appropriate levels of higher education
Raise awareness and develop understanding of the varied dimensions, elements and characteristics of business and their respective environment appropriate to management contexts
Develop technical and transferable skills for confident, effective application in business
Enable students to develop appropriate academic skills consistent with study at higher education level
Provide support for learning appropriate to individual needs

Objectives of the Programme

On successful completion of the HND in Business, students will have:

Developed a range of transferable skills allowing them to understand, manage and react to the changing business environment around them
Developed a strong understanding of the ever-changing environment in which businesses operate
Developed and be able to utilise the higher level cognitive skills of analysis, evaluation and synthesis in the business setting
Developed the appropriate skills, knowledge and confidence to progress to a degree programme (with APL for business degrees)
Be able to research and present information orally and in writing with confidence and clarity in a professional manner including structured analytical reports
Developed an awareness of salient business issues outside of their own day-to-day activities in the organisation via the taught units (see unit guidelines)

Year 1

Unit No Level 4 Units (Eight Units, 120 Credit Value) Unit Unit Credit
1 Business and the Business Environment Core 15
2 Marketing Essentials Core 15
3 Human Resource Management Core 15
4 Management and Operations Core 15
5 Management Accounting Core 15
6 Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson- set) Core 15
8 Innovation and Commercialisation Optional 15
9 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Optional 15

Year 2

Unit No Level 5 Units (Seven Units, 120 Credit Value) Unit Unit Credit
11 Research Project (Pearson-set) Core 30
12 Organisational Behaviour Core 15
17 Understanding and Leading Change Optional 15
32 Business Strategy Optional 15
35 Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations Optional 15
40 International Marketing Optional 15
41 Brand Management Optional 15


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