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HND Business

Course Description

This course is a specialist business pathway which allows you to complete a level 5 qualification whilst developing generic business skills and specialist entrepreneurial skills. The course aims to provide you with a sound understanding of the knowledge and skills across a range of disciplines including Marketing, Human Resources, Management and Finance. This is supported by entrepreneurial and small business management skills including:

Launching a new venture, operational management of a small business and planning social media campaigns.

Students either progress onto university to top up to a degree and specialise at this stage, gain employment and pursue professional qualifications, alternatively they can start their own company. Whether your goal is to go to university and top-up your HND to a degree in a chosen business specialism, turn that business idea into a start-up company or looking for an environment in which you can develop your enterprising ideas then this course is ideal for you.

This course will be taught over two days.

The planned start date is September 2021, however we will guarantee consideration for applications before 15th January. The course fees are £6000 per year.

MEET YOUR LECTURER

JOHN HEUSTON: John has over twenty years' experience teaching business, during which time he has delivered classes at Level 1, 2, 3, HND and professional postgraduate level, in Scotland and in France and guest sessions in the US and Denmark. Many former students are now in director positions throughout the world.

John has been involved in a number of businesses, from start-up to growth, as well as providing consulting services to many others. including The Wise Group, SEPA and a number of art galleries. He has spent time studying at the prestigious Babson College in Boston, USA, the number one college in the world for entrepreneurship.

John enjoys teaching marketing, social media and entrepreneurship in particular. A Fellow of the Saltire Foundation, the Royal Society of the Arts and the Chartered Management Institute, John speaks French and Italian and enjoys football and writing

QUALIFICATIONS

Higher National Diploma in Business (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management)

Details

The units offered over 2 years cover a range of business-related skills and specialisms linked to entrepreneurial activity and small business management. They will include:

  • Marketing Process and Planning
  • Human resource Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Accounting Principles
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Launching a new venture
  • Managing and running a small business
  • Planning social media campaign
  • In addition to the vocational units the course will include two projects. In the first year you will be asked to manage a business project requiring you to undertake research, demonstrate well informed decision making and solve problems. In the second year will be asked to undertake a research project which will draw on the areas of study across the two years.

    Progression

    Upon completion of this course students progress onto either a Level 6 qualification, straight into employment or start their own company

    APPLYING

    Applications for this course are made via the UCAS website - click here.

    UCAS CODE

    Course Code HB01

    Institution code H54



    Entry Requirements

    80 UCAS tariff points which could include:


    • 1 or more A Level
    • BTEC Level 3
    • NVQ Level 3
    • VRQ Level 3

    Access programme


    GCSE English and maths at Grade C/4 or above

    Mature students can apply with no formal qualifications but must have a minimum of three years relevant industry experience.

    Details

    The units offered cover a range of business-related skills and will enable you to decide on your preferred career specialism. They will include:

    • Marketing essentials
    • Human resource Management
    • Management and operations
    • Management accounting
    • Business Law
    • Organisational behaviour

    In addition to the vocational units the course will include two projects. In the first year you will be asked to manage a business project requiring you to undertake research, demonstrate well informed decision making and solve problems. In the second year will be asked to undertake a research project which will draw on the areas of study across the two years.

    Work Experience

    Progression

    Upon completion of this course students progress onto either a Level 6 qualification or straight into employment.