HNC/D in Business
Type: Full Time / Part Time options available
Mode: Part-time / Full-time / Higher Apprenticeship (students in employment)
Start Date: September 2019 or January 2020
End Date:
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time at Accrington and Rossendale College (UCAS Code, HNC: HNBU, HND: HDBU)
Cost: £7,500 Full Time / £4,000 per year Part Time
Course Overview

This programme is aimed at students who have completed a Level 3 course in Business or a related subject, who are looking to study a Higher Education programme locally to progress their career within this sector.

Please note that students without the formal entry criteria but with relevant experience will also be considered.

This programme has a number of different subject specialisms that result in different award titles. The title of the award made will depend on the modules completed. The titles of the awards available are:

  • HNC Business
  • HND Business (Accounting and Finance)
  • HND Business (Business Management)
  • HND Business (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management)
  • HND Business (Human Resource Management)
  • HND Business (Marketing)
  • HND Business (Operations Management)

The title of the HND award made will depend on the modules completed.

Students are able to complete this programme through a part-time or full-time study basis. Students in employment are also able to undertake this programme as a Higher Apprenticeship.

What will I learn?

Units in the programme may include:

• Business and the Business Environment
• Marketing Essentials
• Human Resource Management

• Research Project
• Organisational Structure
• Management and Operations
• Management Accounting

How will the course be assessed?

A series of written and practical work is assessed by your tutors and will determine your overall grade.

Materials and other information

To apply for a HE loan for the HNC in Business Studies course, please visit

All HE enrolments are subject to the College’s Higher Education Student Agreement.


HNC: This course can offer opportunities for students
to continue their study of Business at Degree Level as a
one year top-up qualification. The practical nature of the
course also means skills are developed to help you begin
a career in the Business sector.

HND: Completion of the programme at HND provides
students with a clear line of sight to employment or
progression to a degree at Level 6.


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