HNC in Business (Flexible Learning - January Start)
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.
This flexible option will deliver modules over a 7-week period.
This will include a combination of online independent learning and face to face evening seminars.
Successful completion of HNC can lead to progression to the HND for a second year.
- Openshaw Campus
- Full Time
- 1 year
- January 2020
• BSc / BA / Masters in subject specific and / or Education
• Industry Experience
Academic Entry requirements
• We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.
• 48 UCAS points in a related subject area.
• Full level 3 qualification.
Non-academic entry Requirements
What will I be studying?
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
How will I be assessed?
• Written Reports
What are the careers that this will lead to?
On completion of your HNC you can progress to a HND.
Future job prospects can include:
• Account Manager
• Administration Manager
• Business Analyst
• Business Developer
• Distribution Manager
• Management Consultancy
• Marketing Communication Executive
• Market Research Analyst
• Project Manager
• Product Manager
and many other management and supervisory positions at all levels.
Fees, Finance and Funding
Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.
You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.
Course Associated Costs
Campus printing costs start from 5p per page.
Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.
Events and trips that are on an ad-hoc basis will also incur charges that students need to be aware of.