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HND - Business

HND in Business

Course Overview

The HND in Business (General) will provide you with a general understanding of how businesses work; perfect for those looking to make their mark in the world of business.

Our Pearson Validated HND in Business (General) course covers all the essential knowledge you need to progress your career within an office based business environment. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of today’s business world, trends, challenges, opportunities and you will be able to develop core skills relating to business and management, customer service management, marketing, sales and global business.

The HND in Business (General) course provides practical preparation, industry insight and technical advice in a general business context. With a strong vocational focus, it has been designed to develop the skills and techniques needed in business and enable students to apply their learning to real industry situations.

Regent College London offers exceptional teaching and learning practices, with highly experienced tutors across all campuses. We also offer 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 2 year HND in Business (General) Course is ideal for students who have an interest in developing their business understanding and capabilities, or who want to gain a higher-level qualification in business management to enhance their current career path.
  • Each unit is tailored towards helping students develop knowledge and skills across a range of business disciplines, including national and international marketing, management, accountancy, business growth and forecasting.
  • The course is ideal for those who would like to gain the first two years of a Business General 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.
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  • 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) (Mandatory)
  • UNIT 20 – Organisational Behaviour (Mandatory)
  • UNIT 24 – Understanding and Leading Change (Optional)
  • UNIT 31 – Employee Relations (Optional)
  • UNIT 27 – Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Optional)
  • UNIT 43 – Business Strategy (Optional)
  • UNIT 53 – Planning for Growth (Optional)

Career progression

This HND in Business (General) Course will equip you with the necessary skills to work in private or public sector organisations. Students will also have the solid business skills to pursue different careers across various industries through roles such as:

  • Business adviser
  • Finance manager
  • Finance assistant or executive
  • Team supervisor
  • Project manager,
  • Business consultant
  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • General Manager
  • Marketing consultant and more senior positions

You will also get further study progression for a Top-Up degree with Regent College London or other UK universities.

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 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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