HND in Business Management
HND in Business Management (Full-Time and Part-Time)
Monthly Payment Plan Available
Study that Fits your Schedule
Guaranteed University place with up to 2 years’ exemptions
Managing a team is not as simple as telling people what to do. It takes a particular mindset and skillset to do the job well. A great manager strives to do what is best for their team members, helping them to reach their individual potential and work as a team to meet the business’s goals. Many people possess the personal qualities it takes to be a good manager, such as being nurturing, empathetic and able to trust in others’ abilities. With the right training, such people become strong and effective leaders.
The BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Management is aimed at people who want to train in management but may not have the time or inclination to attend a three-year degree course. The HND is roughly equivalent to the first two years of a degree and many universities are happy to accept HND holders into the third year to top up to a full degree. However, the HND in Business is a prestigious qualification in its own right and highly valued by employers. It is accredited by Pearson Education, the largest awarding body in the UK.
The online nature of this course means that is accessible to everyone irrespective of work or personal commitments. It is an economically favourable alternative to attending a university course that will raise your profile and salary in the long run.
The HND in Business Management will hone your managerial traits into transferable skills. These include but are not limited to:
Academic and Business English
As a representative and leader of your team, it will be vital that you are able to communicate effectively and professionally during your career.
Exam and Academic Writing Skills
Learn how to compose and structure essays, emails, letters and reports that set out information clearly while engaging (and even persuading) the reader.
As mentioned above, a good manager must be able to relate to their team. Interpersonal skills will teach you to understand what your team and your employers expect of you.
Managers need the humility and self-reflective ability to critically analyse their own performance as well as that of their team. You will learn how to review your work, deal with rejection or failure and how to organise yourself.
As a management professional, you will need to be literate enough in IT to understand exactly what your team members are talking about. You’ll fill the gaps in your Microsoft Office knowledge and polish your technical terms.
The HND in Business Management is your most valuable tool in carving a career in management. Whether you are looking to move up your current career ladder or you are just beginning, these are a few of the positions you could reach:
- Project Manager
- Risk Manager
- Production Manager
- Business Adviser
- Business Development Manager
- Management Consultant
A Flexible Course that Works Around You
Studying online is the perfect solution for you if any of the following apply to you:
- If you are currently working:
Working full-time is non-negotiable to most of us and takes a large chunk out of our week. Studying online allows you to maintain your job and income without spending too much of your precious leisure time travelling to lectures. All our lectures are held live online at weekends and recorded so that you can always catch up. This allows you to get qualified while still getting paid.
- If you don’t want to travel:
Travelling to lectures and seminars can be inefficient in terms of time and money. It also takes you away from other commitments you may have at home, such as childcare. Studying online offers you a sustainable solution, especially with road traffic and endless train delays to contend with. You will be able to do all of your lectures, resources and assessments from the comfort of your home.
- If you reside overseas:
An HND in Business Management is as valuable to overseas students as it is in the UK. Gaining a real UK qualification can really impress your current or future employer and put you a cut above the competition.
The HND also gives you the opportunity to enter a real British university to gain a full degree. Many universities accept the HND as the equivalent of the first two years of university, meaning you could jump straight into the third and final year. This would allow you time to work and save money before coming to the UK, while still earning a fantastic qualification. Tier 4 Student Visas limit the amount of hours an overseas student can work while studying in Britain so this is a lifeline to many ambitious international students.
Technology Brings the Classroom to You
Many students go to university for the social aspect as much as the qualification they’ll receive. While we can’t hope to match campus life, we can bring the social advantages of the university seminar room to you.
Using our interactive technology, including shared screens, smart boards, forums and live video presentations, you and your classmates will take your HND journey together. You will be able to speak to your lecturer and ask questions during the lesson, discuss topics with classmates and offer your ideas. Many of our students find these resources more enjoyable and effective than traditional book learning.
Real University Lecturers Deliver a High Standard of Teaching
We decided that the best way to bring you a quality of education anywhere close to that which you’d receive at university was to use the same teachers. The same teachers, teaching the same subject using the same methods. While online learning may never quite be on a par with a face-to-face university education, we only hire real lecturers in order to make sure it’s fiercely close. We guarantee your lecturer will be an experienced and qualified professional in the field of business management.
Your HND in Business will show employers and universities alike that you’ve got the drive and skills to one day manage a team, department or even your own business. Getting qualified online is becoming more and more commonplace as busy people look to further their careers without sacrificing their work or personal lives.
The College of Contract Management is approved by Pearson Education and we designed this course to meet their standards. Your HND in Business Management will be awarded by Pearson.
An Economically Favourable Option
Since we don’t need to pay the gigantic amount it takes to maintain and staff a university, we don’t make you pay university costs either. Our prices are reasonable and a practical investment for the career (and salary) benefits you’ll get off the back of your HND in Business Management. Add that saving to what you’ll save on accommodation and travel, and you have a solid financial reason to study with us.
Guaranteed University Places with up to 2 Years’ Exemptions
This qualification is listed on Ofqual website and you can top up a bachelor degree such as BA (Hons) Business Management, BA (Hons) Business Studies, BA (Hons) Management Accounting. Many universities will allow you to directly enter the second or third year. This is an assignment (open book online exam) based course.
The HND in Business Management is made up of two parts.
Part 1: BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Part 2: BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND)
Each module or unit you take is worth credits. Some modules are compulsory and you can earn extra credit by choosing optional modules to supplement your core knowledge. You must earn 120 credits at Level 4 to achieve your HNC and a further 120 at Level 5 to receive your HND.
Each module will be marked as either a Pass, Merit or Distinction, according to the quality of your work. Each credit you earn is given a value according to your grade, the total of which will make up your final grades for HNC and HND.
Level 4 Core Modules (Compulsory)
- Business and Business Environment (15 credits)
- Marketing Essentials (15 credits)
- Human Resource Management (15 credits)
- Management and Operations (15 credits)
- Management and Accounting (15 credits)
- Managing a Successful Business Project (set by Pearson) (15 credits)
Level 4 Optional Modules (Choose up to 4)
- Business Law (15 credits)
- Innovation and Commercialisation (15 credits)
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (15 credits)
- Financial Accounting (15 credits)
Level 5 Core Modules
- Research Project (set by Pearson) (30 credits)
- Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)
- Operations and Project Management (15 credits)
- Understanding and Leading Change (15 credits)
- Global Business Environment (15 credits)
Level 5 Optional Modules (Choose up to 5)
- Taxation (15 credits)
- Statistics for Management (15 credits)
- Business Strategy (15 credits)
- IT Systems (15 credits)
- Business Systems (15 credits)
- Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations (15 credits)
- Human Resources – Value and Contribution to Organisational Success (15 credits)
- Consumer Behaviour and Insight (15 credits)
- Customer Value Management (15 credits)
- Sales Management (15 credits)
- International Marketing (15 credits)
- Brand Management (15 credits)
- Planning for Growth (15 credits)
- Tapping into New and International Markets (15 credits)
- Pitching and Negotiation Skills (15 credits)
As with our course content, all our assessments are designed under Pearson Education’s guidelines and requirements. You will do one assessment (open book online exam)for each module you take.
For us to consider your application for the HND in Business Management you must:
- Be at least 18 years old, and
- Be a fluent English speaker. Overseas students for whom English is not their mother-tongue will need to provide evidence that their English is good enough to keep up with the course. This can be any one of the following:
- IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in both Reading and Writing
- CEFR level B2
- PTE 51
- Or approved equivalent.
Pearson are a leading assessment body in the UK and their qualifications are highly respected across the globe. UK Russell Group universities including Oxford and Cambridge regularly accept Pearson qualifications in their admissions process. Pearson is industry-focused with emphasis on its course providers (including the College of Contract Management) teaching vocational and transferable skills which students can take directly into employment or further education.
How You’ll Study
To help you organise your studies, you will have access to a virtual study platform called our Moodle. Your Moodle account will be where you access your live online lectures, your timetable and learning resources. You will also be able to add friends from your course, chat in forums and message your lecturer with any questions you may have about the lessons or assignments.
We will send you an invitation to each live online lecture. This will be an email link that you click on to access the lecture at the scheduled time. If you miss the lecture or particularly want to watch it again, you will be able to find recordings of all your previous lessons on Moodle.
How Often You’ll Study
The live online lectures are held on Saturday and Sunday evenings and last for 2 hours each. You will do 1 or 2 lectures a week but we’ll send your timetable well in advance so that you can plan your activities accordingly.
To achieve a high grade for you HND, you will need to set aside a few hours every week for independent study.
How You’ll Be Taught
Despite the more advanced technology they use to teach with, our university lecturers aim to use the same teaching methods that they do in their lecture halls. These include class discussions, interactive presentations, case studies and assignment planning.
How You’ll Be Assessed
We will send you an email when it’s time to get started on your assignment, together with an assignment brief that will tell you what is expected. For Level 4 it will also give some suggested essay titles, whereas for Level 5 you will choose your own with the approval of your lecturer. All your assessments will be written essays and it is these that will be graded as Pass, Fail, Merit or Distinction.
Period of Study
You have the option to study the HND in Business Management full-time or part-time.
Part 1: BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Full-time: Year 1
Part-time: Years 1 and 2
Part 2: BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND)
Full-time: Year 2
Part-time: Years 3 and 4
The fee for this course is £2,990 per year, so £5,980 in total.
We have two payment options to make payment as easy as possible for you.
You can either pay a one-off payment or split the cost over 2 years via a monthly direct debit. This will amount to an intital payment of £295, then a direct debit of £295 per month for 23 consective months. Please note that it does work out cheaper to pay in full.
We accept all major credit and debit cards. We can provide account details for banks transfer and cheques should be made payable to The College of Contract Management.
How to Apply
To apply to study for your BTEC Level 5 HND in Business Management, simply follow this step-by-step guide to the application process.
- Call or email our UK team to ask any questions and discuss your eligibility for the course.
Telephone: 01420 481 681
Telephone (International): +44 1420 481 681
- You will receive an application form via email. Please fill it in thoroughly and return it. We recommend you keep a copy.
- Send photos or copies of your documents, such as a CV and ID. These documents must be valid. We do a webcam identity and validity check before we release your diploma.
- Let us know which payment method you will be using. We will generate an invoice and send it to you.
- Once we have received your payment, we will enrol you on course and give you access to your Moodle account so you can prepare and begin.