Edexcel Level 5 HND Diploma in Business  
  This course provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the business sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.  
Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals are designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards where appropriate.

They offer a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding. The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their sector and their national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment.
  Course Structure  

The Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND in Business is a qualification with a minimum of 240 credits of which 125 are mandatory core and the rest from pathway and optional units.

Mandatory core units

Business Environment

Managing Financial Resources and Decisions

Organisations and Behaviour

Marketing Principles

Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business

Business Decision Making

Business Strategy

Research Project

Management Pathway

Personal and Professional Development

Working with and Leading People

Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results

Managing Communications, Knowledge and Information

General optional units

The Internet and E-Business

Quality Management in Business

Operations Management in Business

Business Ethics


Entry Level Requirements

  • Diploma OR any equivalent (NQF/QCF Level 4) qualification
  • Students (aged 21 or above) with equivalent work experience will also be considered for eligibility.
  • Minimum Level of CEFR B1 English (IELTS 4.5 and above, Cambridge FCE, or equivalent)
  • 18 years of age or over




A key progression path for Edexcel BTEC HND learners is to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme, depending on the match of the Edexcel BTEC Higher National units to the degree programme in question.

  Duration: 1 Year  
  Location: London Campus
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