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Business Higher National Certificate/Diploma

The HNC: Business is a major workplace qualification course which includes a broad range of highly relevant business and management subject areas, making it ideal for those who have started or are planning to move into a career in private or public sector business.

This course introduces you to a range of business and management subjects, including human resource management, accounting, marketing, business strategy, business environment and events management operations and business planning. You will learn how the subjects tie together to form business strategy and also find out which specialism suits you and your personality. You will have the opportunity to apply your skills to real life business situations and use your abilities to solve business dilemmas. You’ll develop your innovative and entrepreneurial skills, and your personal skills including report writing and presentations, research, individual and group working skills, leadership skills and your self confidence. All of which are vital in any business role.

This is a 1 year course with the opportunity to progress for a 2nd year and gain a Higher National Diploma.

The tuition fee for academic year 2020-21 is £5500. Please be aware that we intend to increase tuition fees in subsequent years using the Retail Price Index (RPI-X).
The Year 1 HNC tuition fee for academic year 2021-22 is £5,665. The Year 2 HND tuition fee for academic year 2021-22 is £5,665. Please be aware that we intend to increase tuition fees in subsequent years using the Retail Price Index (RPI-X).

Course Info

Level 4 - Higher
Subject Area
Business & Professional
Course Type
Higher Education Full-Time
Sutton Coldfield College

Entry Requirements

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS UCAS Tariff Points: Entry - 64 points The tariff points can be made up of: A Levels (GCE and VCE): 2 A Levels at Grade C BTEC Extended Diploma: Grade MPP BTEC Diploma: Grade MM BTEC 90 Credit Diploma: Grade DM Access to HE: Grade P45 Minimum number of GCSEs at Grade C or above: 5 which must include: GCSE English: Grade C or 4 GCSE Maths: Grade C or 4 Are Level 2 equivalents accepted?: Yes

Delivery and Assessment

Assessment is through course work, group discussions and individual and group presentations.


This HNC Business course is ideal preparation for a range of careers in industry, business, the public sector and management. You can choose to enter the world of work straight after or continue on with a HIgher National Diploma. Further progress would then be on to university to complete your full Honours degree. This usually takes one additional year.

Career Opportunities

  • Bankers
  • Business Analysts
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Stock Brokers
  • Retailers