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HND in Business (Edexcel)

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Course Overview

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business offers students six specialist pathways designed to support progression into relevant occupational areas or on to degree-level study. These pathways are linked to Professional Body standards (where appropriate) and can provide professional status and progression to direct employment.

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma offers the following specialist pathways for students who wish to concentrate on a particular aspect of business:

● Accounting and Finance

● Business Management

● Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

● Human Resource Management

● Marketing

● Operations Management

There is also a non-specialist ‘General Business’ pathway, which allows students to complete a Level 5 Higher National Diploma without committing to a particular professional specialism. This offers additional flexibility to providers and students.

The qualification is primarily undertaken by work-based students via our online distance learning platform. Our courses have been approved by Edexcel since 2014.

There are no exams. Workbooks produced by the UniCourse team, hosted on our online learning portal, guide you through each of the modules. You submit assignments through your dedicated UniCourse DropBox account. For those who are suitably determined, this course can be completed within a few months. Many of the questions which potential students have about the course are addressed on our FAQ page.

Achieve this Level 5 HND and you can possibly progress to year 3 of a BA(Hons) degree with the Open University. Many campus-based universities will accept this qualification as an entry requirement to year three of their degree programmes (please check with the university you have in mind).



View the full course and modules specification.

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

7. Business Law

8. Innovation and Commercialisation

9. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

10. Financial Accounting

11. Research Project

12. Organisational Behaviour

13. Financial Reporting

14. Advanced Management Accounting

15. Financial Management

16. Operations and Project Management

17. Understanding and Leading Change

18. Global Business Environment

19. Resource and Talent Planning

20. Employee Relations

21. Strategic Human Resources Management

22. Product and Service Development

23. Integrated Marketing Communications

24. Digital Marketing

25. Principles of Operations Management

26. Supply Chain Management

27. Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunities

28. Launching a New Venture

29. Managing and Running a Small Business

30. Taxation

31. Statistics for Management

32. Business Strategy

33. Business Information Technology Systems

34. Business Systems

35. Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations

36. Human Resources - Value and Contribution to Organisational Success

37. Consumer Behaviour and Insight

38. Customer Value Management

39. Sales Management

40. International Marketing

41. Brand Management

42. Planning for Growth

43. Tapping into New and International Markets

44. Pitching Negotiation Skills


Entry Requirements

Candidates will normally possess a HNC in this field. However, mature candidates who do not possess such qualifications, but have experience in the field, can also be accepted onto the course.

If you do not already possess a HNC then you must first study the HNC modules before you can study the HND. Please check with our admissions team.


HND in Business (Edexcel):

If you already possess a HNC in this field then Plans 1 to 3 are applicable to you.

PLAN 1: Buy outright and save over 19% (Total: £1,700 inc.)

PLAN 2: £380 now plus 4 consecutive monthly payments of £380 (Total: £1,900 - saving over 9%)

PLAN 3: £210 now plus 9 consecutive monthly payments of £210 (Total: £2,100 inc.)

If you do NOT have a HNC then you may pay reduced course fees for the combined HNC and HND using Plans 4 to 6 below.

PLAN 4: Buy outright and save over 21% (Total: £3,300 inc.)

PLAN 5: £700 now plus 4 consecutive monthly payments of £700 (Total: £3,500 inc. - saving over 16%)

PLAN 6: £370 now plus 9 consecutive monthly payments of £370 (Total: £3,700 inc. - saving over 11%)

We also accept card payments by telephone for any amount. To make such payments please telephone 0151 236 1982. Thank you.