If you have always had an interest in business and enjoy finding out about the world of commerce and industry then this may be the course for you.

This course has been designed around people working and provides an opportunity to explore multiple topics and units that are extremely important in today’s business environment. This includes business law, accounting, and leadership and management techniques.

There is scheduled face to face contact hours in the evening with online material that will be available 24/7. This will allow you the flexibility to study around your commitments. This independent study will involve a range of online activities including pre-recorded webinars, podcasts and reading material.

Through the HNC it will provide specialist business education over one year. You will gain a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required to progress into employment or continued progression onto the HND that will also run in the same delivery plan.

Openshaw Campus
Full Time
1 year
January 2021
All tutors are qualified to:-

• BSc / BA / Masters in subject specific and / or Education
• Industry Experience

• Other related level 3 qualifications

• 48 UCAS points

• We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.

Business and the Business Environment (15 credits)
Build your background knowledge and understanding of business, the functions of an organisation and the wider business environments in which organisations operate, as you examine their different types, sizes and scopes.

Business Law (15 credits)
Enhance your understanding of business law and how it is applied to the running of a company, including its impact on business operations and decision-making.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (15 credits)
Explore the definition and scope of entrepreneurship and learn what helps and hinders a business start-up, including the influence of national culture and economy, the personal characteristics of entrepreneurs, and the impact of personal situational factors like education and background.

Human Resource Management (15 credits)
Learn how to appreciate and apply principles of effective Human Resource Management (HRM), discovering how people are the lifeblood of any organisation, how attraction, recruitment and retention of talented staff is at the core of all HRM activity, and how tools and techniques can be used to train, develop and extend employee skills for a business advantage.

Management Accounting (15 credits)
Focus on the fundamentals of management accounting that apply to the wider business environment and the organisations within it, exploring how financial data aids planning and the importance of monitoring and controlling finance.

Marketing Essentials (15 credits)
Explore the principles of marketing, and develop a basic marketing plan that employs elements of the marketing mix to achieve results.

Year 1: Management and Operations (15 credits)
Understand the difference between the function of a manager and the role of a leader, examining the characteristics, behaviours and traits which support effective management and leadership.

Year 1: Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set) (15 credits)
Complete a project brief set by Pearson, with a changing theme and topic that will focus your abilities on exploring and examining a key aspect of a business.
The assessments will consist of:
• Written Reports
• Presentations
• Portfolios
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. You may also need to print your assignments and other documents.

Campus printing costs start from 5p per page.

Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.

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