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This course suits those interested in Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals. It is a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body and National Occupational Standards where appropriate. It offers strong, sector-related practical skills training alongside the development of key knowledge and understanding. The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector, and national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment.
Aims of the course
The aims of the qualification are to provide education and training for a range of careers in business such as management, administration, personnel, marketing, accounting, and law; to provide a general qualification which allows flexibility of study to meet local or specialist needs; and to provide specialist options which meet the needs of the major functions in business and allow specialisation with career progression and professional recognition in mind.
BTEC Level 4 HNC (Year 1) in Business is a qualification with a minimum of 120 credits of which 60 are mandatory core. Example of Units as below:
September ? Start
1 Business and the Business Environment (Core)
2 Marketing Essentials(Core)
3 Human Resource Management(Core)
4 Management and Operations (Core)
February - Start
5 Management Accounting(Core)
6 Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set) (Core)
7 Business Law (Optional)
9 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (Optional)
Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND in Business (Marketing) - Year 2
Qualification credit value: A minimum of 240 credits.
11 Research Project (Pearson-set)
12 Organisational Behaviour
37 Consumer Behaviour and Insight
38 Customer Value Management
39 Sales Management
40 International Marketing
41 Brand Management
The assessment of Edexcel BTEC Higher National qualifications is criterion-referenced and the learners will be assessed with evidence against published learning outcomes and assessment criteria through portfolios, exams and practical work.
All units will be individually graded as 'Pass', 'Merit' or 'Distinction'.
A key progression path for Edexcel BTEC HNC and HND learners is to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme, depending on the match of the Edexcel BTEC Higher National units to the degree programme in question.
The Edexcel BTEC HNC and HND in Business offer a progression route to the professional qualifications offered by various professional bodies in the business sector.
What can I earn in business, accounting and law?
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you choose to study for a qualification in business, accounting or law, you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a top salary in your sights. For example:
Financial project managers start on around £29,000 a year and can earn up to £50,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Business administrators start on around £26,000 a year and can earn £39,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Legal secretaries start on around £24,000 and can earn up to £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience
If you're interested in a career in business, accounting or law, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go.
GCSE English and GCSE mathematics at grades A*-C, plus a substantial Level 3 qualification in a related subject which adds up to 180 UCAS points.
As stated above you will be able to access a full range of academic and non-academic support to ensure you enjoy the course and achieve on it.
Do I need to register?
You will be advised (step by step) on how to apply for university places on commencement of the course.
Process for Application
The application process begins with consideration of your written application, relevant qualifications as well as consideration of references. This will be followed by an interview and assessments for English as well as Maths.