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HND - Business

HND In Business (Human Resource Management)

Course Overview

The HND in Business (Human Resource Management) is the ideal course for those looking to explore the field of Human Resource Management.

The HND in Business (Human Resource Management) (HRM) prepares you for employment at an appropriate level in the HRM field or progression to higher education/ professional qualifications by helping to develop the underpinning knowledge of theoretical HRM and related concepts.

Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the more complex HRM issues such as employee resourcing, talent management, performance management and research methods in HRM. As well as enhancing self-management skills, there is an emphasis on application of skills and knowledge to the organisation and the business context covering aspects such as organisational behaviour, business strategy, management accounting, marketing essentials, research project, resource and talent planning and employee relations.

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 Pearson Validated HND Course is ideal for managers who need a sound understanding of essential business and management activities or a qualification that is highly respected by employers in all sectors as well as managers who need a degree level business qualification.
  • Students on this HND Course are introduced to the main areas of human resource management, including technical aspects of the well-rounded qualification.
  • The HND in Business (Human Resource Management) is organised in a in a skill and knowledge building structure to help ensure success in your career.
  • The course is ideal for those who would like to gain the first two years of a Human Resource 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 30 – Resource and Talent Planning (Specialist/Mandatory)
  • UNIT 31 – Employee Relations (Specialist/Mandatory)
  • UNIT 32 – Strategic Human Resource Management (Specialist/Mandatory)
  • UNIT 43 – Business Strategy (Optional)
  • UNIT 53 – Planning for Growth (Optional

Career progression

This Higher National Diploma prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities across private and public sector organisations. Job roles for successful candidates include:

  • HR Administrator
  • HR Advisor
  • HR Officer
  • Training and Development Officer
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Human Resources Manager

Further study and experience in HR will also open up to roles such as Human Resource Manager and HR Business Partner positions.

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 London 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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