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HND - Business

HND in Business (Accounting and Finance)

Course Overview

The HND in Business (Accounting and Finance) award is designed for those who wish to take up a career in accounting and/or financial positions within a range of business organisations. This qualification is generally recognised by employers and will equip students to develop higher-level skills essential for a successful career in business or accounting.

Our HND in Business (Accounting and Finance) provides you with a comprehensive understanding of financial planning and constraints. It covers the collection and analysis of cost data for management purposes; budgetary planning and control; preparing financial statements for different types of business and legal and regulatory provisions; accounting and management control systems and an evaluation of their effectiveness;  and the taxation of individuals and limited companies.

After the HND in Business (Accounting and Finance) you can go on to do accreditations such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA), Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). You may also be eligible for some exemptions from units.

Why study this course?

  • The HND in Business (Accounting and Finance) option is designed to you apart in the graduate market.
  • Students should have some prior knowledge of numeracy and communication, although formal qualifications may not be necessary if suitable experience had been gained informally or through work experience.
  • Mature students or applicants may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.
  • The course is ideal for those who would like to gain the first two years of an Accounting and Finance Degree, and then move onto a 1 year top-up at University to gain a full undergraduate degree.

Course details

  • Location

  • Duration

    2 years
  • Fees

    £ 9,250 per year,
  • Timetable

    Flexible options with weekday, evening, and weekend classes available. Check when you apply.
  • Delivered in partnership with


  • UNIT 1 Business and the Business Environment (Mandatory)
  • UNIT 2 Marketing Processes and Planning (Mandatory)
  • UNIT 3 Human Resource Management (Mandatory)
  • UNIT 4 Leadership and Management (Mandatory)
  • UNIT 5 Accounting Principles (Mandatory)
  • UNIT 6 Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson Set) (Mandatory)
  • UNIT 8 Innovation and Commercialisation (Optional)
  • UNIT 9 Entrepreneurial Ventures (Optional)
  • UNIT 19 Research project (Pearson set) (Core/Mandatory)
  • UNIT 20 Organisational Behaviour (Core/Mandatory)
  • UNIT 21 Financial Reporting (Specialist/Mandatory)
  • UNIT 22 Management Accounting (Specialist/Mandatory)
  • UNIT 23 Financial Management (Specialist/Mandatory)
  • UNIT 43 Business Strategy (Optional)
  • UNIT 53 Planning for Growth (Optional)

Career progression

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Business (Accounting and Finance) offers a progression route for learners to be employed in the accounting, auditing, and financial services industries. The HND in Business (Accounting and Finance) is useful for students who wish to progress to a Bachelor’s Degree at various UK Universities – on a Top-Up Degree in Business.

This HND in Business with an accounting and finance pathway qualification, with additional training and learning, also prepares you for employment opportunities or roles such as:

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Accounting Technician
  • Financial Advisor

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE passes at grades ‘A to C’ including English Language, and either a minimum of one A Level at grades ‘A’ to ‘E’, or a BTEC Level 3 Certificate or Diploma, or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution; or
  • College-recognised certificated learning equivalent to the above. Where possible Regent College uses the NARIC database to determine equivalents to GCSE and A level qualifications; or
  • Normally, two or more years of work experience at a managerial/supervisory/admin level relevant to the programme applied for. This must be evidenced via a personal statement, work experience form and successful interview, and supported by employment reference(s) indicating the duration of employment and the role.


You may be eligible to join a HND programme if you have previous learning that satisfies the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course you are interested in, normally with 90 credits (subject to syllabus studied previously). It is your responsibility to demonstrate this with objective evidence.

Prospective students who are not UK nationals, or who are UK nationals but do not have GCSE English Language at grades A to C, are required to take our English language assessment. If you hold IELTS grade 5.5, with both reading and writing at grade 5.5, you do not need to sit this assessment.

If you do not meet the required standard of English in the assessment, you will be offered an English language course to help you improve your English to the necessary level to gain admission to the Pearson HND in Business programme.

  • Rao M Kashif Khan
    Deputy Head of School of Business and Enterprise

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