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).
To achieve the HND you need to have already completed a HNC, and then study a further seven units, outlined below. If you have already achieved a HNC then you will choose from fee payment plans 1 to 3 below.
Should you not possess a HNC, but aspire to a HND, you can be immediately registered onto the HND programme, making a significant saving. In this case, you will undertake the HNC units first (please see the HNC page for this programme) and choose from fee payment plans 4 to 6 below.