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
● 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).
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):
PLEASE NOTE: The discounted summer course fees below apply to purchases made prior to 1st September 2017. Thereafter, Plan 1 will be increased to £1,700 inclusive and other plans will be increased by the same proportion.
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 21% (Total: £1,290 inc.)
PLAN 2: £295 now plus 4 consecutive monthly payments of £295 (Total: £1,475 - saving over 10%)
PLAN 3: £165 now plus 9 consecutive monthly payments of £165 (Total: £1,650 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 24% (Total: £2,500 inc.)
PLAN 5: £550 now plus 4 consecutive monthly payments of £550 (Total: £2,750 inc. - saving over 16%)
PLAN 6: £300 now plus 9 consecutive monthly payments of £300 (Total: £3,000 inc. - saving over 9%)
PLEASE NOTE: Students must pay all outstanding fees before the qualification can be awarded.