Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 19/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

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16-18 N/A
19-24 £6,165 p/ year
24+ £6,165 p/ year
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This course suits those interested in Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals and is designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body and National Occupational Standards where appropriate. It offers a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding. The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector and the national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment.

Self-financed or you can apply for Student Finance.

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.

You will be advised (step by step) on how to apply for university places on commencement of the course.

Students can access advice at the College on accommodation options.

Please note: If you succesfully completed a level three course at LSC in 2017-18 and want to progress to an HE course then you don't need to complete a UCAS application. Use the 'Apply' button to apply direct to the College.

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 Providing a general qualification which allows flexibility of study to meet local or specialist needs Providing specialist options which meet the needs of the major functions in business and allow specialisation with career progression and professional recognition in mind.

Unit Breakdown

BTEC Level 4 HNC (Year 1) in Business is a qualification with a minimum of 120 credits. Example of Units as below: 1 Business and the Business Environment
2 Marketing Essentials 3 Human Resource Management 4 Management and Operations 5 Management Accounting 6 Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set) 7 Business Law 9 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Assessment Method

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'.

Progression Opportunities

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.

Career Options

You can find employment in Retail and Finance.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at grades A*-C, plus a substantial Level 3 qualification in a related subject that which adds up to 80 UCAS points.


Structured lessons in a conducive learning environment. Computers with Internet access

Process for Application

Apply via UCAS here:

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