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HND - Business

HND in Business (Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses)

Course Overview

The HND in Business (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management) course has been created to help you explore a range of disciplines within the Business sector, such as marketing, managing small businesses, innovation and much more.

Our HND in Business (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management) will teach you about the influence of national culture and economy on entrepreneurship. The course also explores the personal characteristics of entrepreneurs and the impact of situational factors, including education and background. You will also learn about the role and importance of small firms to the economy, and about social enterprise and the social economy. This knowledge is then built on to give a broader perspective of Entrepreneurship and Small Business practices.

Regent College London offers flexible study classes, which include Weekday, Weekend and Evening Classes to help you fit your studies around busy life commitments!

Why study this course?

  • This course is ideal for those who would like to gain the first two years of a Business Management Degree, and then move onto a 1 year top-up at University to gain a full undergraduate degree.
  • The HND course is also ideal for managers who require a sound understanding of essential business and management activities and or a qualification that is highly respected by employers in all sectors, or managers who need a degree level business qualification.

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 27 – Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Specialist/Mandatory)
  • UNIT 28 – Launching New Venture (Specialist/Mandatory)
  • UNIT 29 – Managing and Running a Small Business (Specialist/Mandatory)
  • UNIT 43 – Business Strategy (Optional)
  • UNIT 53 – Planning for Growth (Optional)

Career progression

The 2 year course, students will feel comfortable to explore a variety of roles within Business such as:

  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • General Manager

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 an 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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