• Course code:


  • Subject area:

    Business, Higher Education

  • Attendance:

    Full Time

  • Qualification:

    Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business

  • Duration:

    2 years

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  • Start Date:


About the course

The HND in Business is run as a modular course over 2 years, divided into semesters. The course comprises eight core and eight optional units. It is practically based and provides students with skills and expertise which are both current and highly marketable.

Year 1 core and optional units include Business and the Business Environment; Marketing Essentials; Human Resource Management; Management and Operations; Management Accounting; Managing a Successful Business Project; Business Law; Financial Accounting. 

Second Year units include Research Project; Organisational Behaviour; Statistics in Management; Business Systems; Developing Individuals and Teams; Consumer Behaviour and Insight; Pitching and Negotiation Skills. 

This qualification has been approved by ACCA, CIMA and CIPS and may also offer exemptions in professional body exams such as CIMA, CIPD, ACCA and CIPS (units dependent). Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.


Typically, you will need to have A-Levels or a Level 3 Diploma. Relevant industry experience will be considered. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at Grade C or 4 or above. English as a second language should be at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.


The course is assessed by a mixture of in-course assignment work and end of unit examinations. Coursework assignments can take the form of business reports, business briefings, individual or group presentations, and time constrained assessments, through to presentations of individual research.


Fees for this course can be paid via;

  • Student Loan
  • Company Sponsorship
  • Self-Funding

For further information on Student Loans please visit. www.gov.uk/contact-student-finance-england

If you have not been living in the UK for the last three years or if you are on a student visa different fees may apply, please contact our International Adviser on 01293 442205 to book an appointment.

Attendance requirements

3/4 days per week


Students may wish to convert the BTEC HND into a full BA (Hons) Degree by completing the top up year, either within the Chichester College Group or at another UK university. Alternatively, there are excellent long-term career routes for HND Business Diploma holders.


For further information please contact the Admissions Team by emailing admissions@crawley.ac.uk or by calling 01293 442200 - press option 2 for Admissions.