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Business HND (Blended Learning)

  • HE
  • L5

Please note: This course can be started at six week intervals throughout the year at the start of each new unit of study. This course is run from Bedford but an Online Learning Course allowing for flexible access. 

In today's increasingly competitive world, leading enterprises demand people with demonstrable business management skills and abilities. BTEC Higher Nationals are recognised by employers around the world for their emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding of an industry or sector. With their strong focus on technical skills, they help to address the high-level technical skills shortage that's an important issue in the UK and globally. This HND in Business Management is ideal if you are seeking a higher education qualification in the world of business. This flexible course provides specialist business education over one year and is delivered online with a nominated tutor to support you throughout plus several Saturday workshops with specialist tutors. You will gain a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required to progress into employment or continued undergraduate studies. This qualification is designed to ensure that you build and improve your skills in leadership, strategic and operational management, planning for growth and change, analytical research, independent enquiry, reflective learning and creative thinking. The course can be studied alongside employment or other commitments however motivation and self-discipline will be key.

Entry requirements

To join the course you will need to have successful achievement of the HNC in Business. Applicants should have good study and research skills.

Course content

You will study the following units:

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Understanding and Leading Change
  • Global Business Environment
  • Business Strategy
  • Planning for Growth
  • Research Project (Pearson set)

Assessment methods

Assessment is through practical assignments with no exams - to more accurately reflect the real working environment. Through this engaging approach to learning, you will be ready to face the challenges of the modern business world armed with the hands-on skills employers demand.


Pearson Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business Management.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the course, you will be able progress onto a business top-up degree at university, subject to achieving the required grades. Completion of this course would improve job prospects and earning potential in a range of Business sectors.

Additional information

Please note: This course can be started at six week intervals throughout the year  at the start of each new unit of study. This course is run from Bedford but an Online Learning Course + Saturday workshops allowing for flexible access. Online Learning plus Saturday workshops 4 times a year which allows for flexible study as well as face to face tutor support and networking opportunities. Students will be allocated a tutor who will run regular online lectures and tutorials. All students will be provided with a timetable of study.

Learners will need a laptop/desktop with access to the internet.

To enrol on the full-time course you must apply through the University & Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) using the institution code B23 and the course code BUBL. Visit or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 7 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Course Information & How to Apply

You will need to complete a UCAS online application form to apply for this course, available at The codes needed are located in the 'Additional information' section above. Please call the College on 01234 291000 if you have any queries about your application.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 year 27/09/2021 £5895 Cauldwell Street BBE225

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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.