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BTEC Higher National Diploma Business & Finance

Two Year Course

Course Content

The aim of this course is to expand the studentís knowledge of the operation of business organisations. It provides students with the opportunity to develop their business skills and enables them to progress onto a degree or employment. As part of the course students will improve their critical thinking, powers of analysis and evaluative skills. The course includes group and individual assignments. The following modules are covered:

  • Advertising and Promotion

  • Business Strategy

  • Employee Relations

  • European Business

  • Human Resource Management

  • Legal and Regulatory Frameworks

  • Management Accounting

  • Management Information Systems

  • Managing Financial Resources

  • Marketing

  • Marketing Planning

  • Organisations and Behaviour

  • Organisations, Competition and Environment

  • Quality Management

  • Quantitative Techniques for Business

  • Small Business Management

Method of Assessment

Students are assessed continuously with formal examinations for some modules.

Entry Requirements

In association with De Montfort University the College offers four Higher National Diplomas (HNDs). These Are listed in the UCAS handbook under the University's ''table of associate and linked colleges and campuses" (see DEM D26, Campus code Z). An additional HND in Travel and Tourism is offered through a consortium arrangement. 

  • HND business and Finance UCAS Course Code - 105G

  • HND Computing UCAS Course Code - 421N

  • HND Health and Care UCAS Course Code - 006B

  • HND Sport UCAS Course Code - 045L

  • HND Travel and Tourism Contact Student Services for UCAS Code

To apply for HND courses applicant should normally meet one of the following criteria:

  • 1 Possess an appropriate BTEC National Certificate, National Diploma, Advanced GNVQ or equivalent qualification.

  • 2 Have studied two subjects to A level with a pass in at least one subject and four passes at GCSE level (grade 'C' or above), preferably including English and Maths.

The College also welcomes applications for HND programmes from mature students (candidates aged 21 and over at commencement of their course) who are unable to meet normal entry requirements but who have relevant previous experience.
Applications for these courses should normally be made through UCAS. However, if
you require assistance please contact the Head of Student Services on 01476 400249.


On successful completion of this course students can enter careers in accountancy, administration, computing, insurance, marketing, retailing or personnel. Alternatively students with suitable grades, can progress to the third year of a business degree programme. Such as Year 3 of the BA in Business Administration at De Montfort University.