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:
- Managing Financial Resources
- Business Decision Making
- Management Accounts
- Organisational Behaviour
- Financial Accounting & Reporting
- Business Environment
In the second year units will include:
- Business strategy
- Research project
- Working with & Leading People
- Business Ethics
- Employee Relations
- Human Resource Management
- Operations Management
What do I need to get on to the course?
- 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).
CWC has a Progression Agreement in Business with Pearson College London. Students graduating from HND Business are guaranteed an interview for Pearson College London's BSc (Hons) Business & Enterprise Top-up. Click here for more information on this qualification.
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.
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 £21,000 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.
If you need help before choosing your course, please call 020 7258 2721, email firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to one of our Open Days.