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BTEC HND Business

  • Fee
    £5250pa (UK & EU) / £6500pa (International)
  • Duration of course 2 Years (Full Time) / 4 Years (Part time)
  • Course type Full-time; Part-time
  • This course is suitable for H.E. Students; International Students

What does the course include?

The BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business is a vocational Higher Education course, it is designed to prepare you for a career in business through a combination of theoretical and practical teaching

In the first year units will include:

Semester One

  • Business & the Busines Environment 
  • Business Law 
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Marketing Essentials 
​​Semester Two
  • Managing a Business Project 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Management Accounting 
  • Management and Operations 

In the second year units will include:

Semester One

  • Business Strategy 
  • Brand Management 
  • Planning for Growth 
  • Research Project 

​​Semester Two

  • Consumer Behaviour/Insight 
  • Employee Relations 
  • Organisational Behaviour 
  • Research Project 

What do I need to get on to the course?

You must:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have a GCSE in Maths and English (grades A to C) or equivalent at level 2
  • Have a qualification worth 160 UCAS tariff points (e.g. be in possession of a OCR/BTEC National Diploma in Business or two A levels) or
  • Have a Higher National Certificate in Business or other equivalent qualifications (you may be assessed at interview).

If you are over 21 years old you may be considered for the course if you can demonstrate good communication skills. You will be required to sit a test to assess your suitability for the course.

All candidates are required to attend a personal interview

All candidates must supply a reference

How is the course assessed?

Coursework and continual assessment, there are no external exams although you may sometimes have in class tests.

Where does it lead?

The HND is a nationally and internationally recognised qualification throughout the business world. It provides a basic grounding in the core areas of business and management and leads to an enhanced career as well as promotion prospects. The HND gives automatic subject exemption from many professional qualifications.

Holders of the Higher National Diploma in Business can study for one additional year at various UK universities and gain a business degree (e.g. BA Honours in Business).


City of Westminster College's Progression Agreements are intended to enable students to progress from vocational programmes such as HNCs and HNDs to Higher Education, topping up their qualifications to gain full degrees.

These agreements guarantee applicants an interview from specific programmes at CWC to named programmes at particular higher education institutions.


Fees quoted are for full time study. Part time fees will be proportional to the full time fees over the duration of the course. However, please be aware there may be marginal fee increase in subsequent years.

Awarding body




Click this link to view the specification from the awarding body for this qualification.​


The College does not have facilities to host students in-house. For guidance on finding London accommodation please contact our Student Advisors.

Equipment and other costs

If you are a UK student planning to study a full-time or part-time higher education course you may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of your course. If you study full-time you may also be eligible to receive a maintenance loan and a grant to assist you with living costs.

These loans do not require repayment until you have finished your course and you are earning more than £25,000 per year, although you can start repaying them sooner if you wish. Click here to find out more.​​

To apply for this course please do so via UCAS, the UCAS reference for this course is 001N.

This is the link to the specific page on UCAS.​ Please note that we registered on UCAS as our parent organisation, United Colleges Group. 


If you need help before choosing your course, please call 020 7258 2721, email or come along to one of our Open Days.​​​​

Important Information

Please note that to ensure students get the best experience possible, our Higher Education courses will run subject to numbers. If we are unable to meet our minimum threshold, we will aim to direct you to a provider who has a similar offer. Please also ensure you are familar with our HE Terms and Conditions before you apply.