Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND)

This HND programme in Business specialising in Finance and Accounting will give you the latest knowledge and skills to work effectively in a changing business environment.

As a student, you’ll work closely with highly qualified teachers who have both academic and industry-based backgrounds in business. You will study a number of units as indicated in the course structure, that are each worth 15 credits, one of which is a substantial finance/business-related research project, which will develop the skills and analytical tools you will need for your final year dissertation on an Honours Degree.

This is a great option for you if you want to study at Level 4/5 but do not wish to go to a traditional university. Class sizes are smaller (around 15) and you really get to know your lecturers (and they get to know you!). The subjects covered are the same that you would cover at university. The big difference… you pay £6,000 per year!

Type of study
Full-Time, Higher Education, UCAS
Examination board

Availability & Details

Business, Level 5 Higher National Diploma AF-BUSNHD-D(0000)000

Alton Campus
Academic Year 2020-21 (2 years)
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You have to be aged over 18 years and with one of the following academic qualifications (please note, they do not have to be related to Business Studies):
• 48 UCAS points to include a minimum of 1 A Level at grade D
• NVQ3 at Pass level
• Access to Higher Education at Pass level
• Level 3 National Certificate/Diploma
• Aged over 21 with relevant industrial/commercial experience

In addition, you should have English Language and Mathematics to a grade C (4 under the new system) at GCSE standard or Level 2 Functional Skills in both English and Mathematics.

Year 1: BTEC Higher National Certificate in Finance & Accounting (Business) Level 4 

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing a Successful Business Project

Year 2: BTEC Higher National Diploma in Finance & Accounting (Business) Level 5

  • Research Project (Pearson-set)
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Financial reporting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Financial Management

You will work closely with a highly qualified team with both academic and industry-based backgrounds.

The course will be delivered in a variety of learning situations – lectures, one-to-one tuition, tutorials and workshops with a focus on independent learning development. The course will be delivered using a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, utilising the College’s latest learning resources. These will include access to online journals, contemporary business software and the latest business periodicals.

You will be assessed through a combination of final and continuous assessment which are set by Pearson. These are work-based and are designed to build on the latest theories and professional practice.

This course provides the opportunity for progression to employment and degree apprenticeships in finance roles, accounting function and the business environment. You can also continue to a final year Honours Degree, or progress to professional qualifications in business, finance and accounting.

HSDC Alton has strong links with a number of local businesses.

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