UKCBC Business HND Course

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Business

For those with the desire and ambition to pursue a career in business, the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Business offers the perfect starting point to begin that journey. Suitable for students with related work experience or solid academic background, the Business BTEC Level 5 HND offers a practical and theoretical framework that teaches students the skills required to succeed in the field.

This programme is offered by New City College (NCC) in partnership with UKCBC. Students are expected to fulfil all the admission requirements prescribed by NCC, and admissions are subject to final approval by NCC. Students are expected to adhere to the relevant rules and regulations of NCC, in addition to the regulations of UKCBC.

Not only does the Business BTEC HND provide a solid base on which to build a successful career but it also acts as a stepping stone to achieving even higher levels of academic qualification. The pursuit of a full degree in business is often the next academic step.

Contact our Course Advisors or see below for more information about the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Business.

Course Details
TitlePearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Business
Awarding BodyPearson
LevelRQF Level 5
AgeAt least 18 years
Duration2 Years
Guided Learning Hours960 hrs
IntakeFebruary, May, September
ModeDay and Evening

Course Entry Requirements for the BTEC Level 5 HND in Business

Potential students of the BTEC Level 5 HND in Business are required to meet certain criteria in order to study the course at UKCBC:

  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in a related subject
  • GCE Advanced Level profile demonstrating strong performance in a relevant subject
  • Other related Level 3 qualification
  • Access to a Higher Education Certificate
  • Related work experience
  • Students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English can demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to: IELTS 5.5.

Course Structure

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Business requires two years’ study with the College. Throughout the course, you will be required to complete 15 core, optional and specialised modules (eight in year 1 and seven in year 2).

To achieve the qualification, a student must have completed units equivalent to 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 and scored at least a pass in 105 credits at level 4 and 105 credits at level 5, amounting to 210 + credits.

You will study the following units:

  • Unit 1: Business and the Business Environment (15 credits) – L/508/0485
  • Unit 2: Marketing Essentials (15 credits) – R/508/0486
  • Unit 3: Human Resource Management (15 credits/) – Y/508/0487
  • Unit 4: Management and Operations (15 credits) – D/508/0488
  • Unit 5: Management Accounting (15 credits) – H/508/0489
  • Unit 6: Managing a Successful Business Project (15 credits) – D/508/0491
  • Unit 7: Business Law (15 credits) – H/508/0492
  • Unit 9: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (15 credits) T/508/0495
  • Unit 11: Research Project (30 credits) – R/508/0522
  • Unit 12: Organisational Behaviour (15 credits) – H/508/0525
  • Unit 17: Understanding and Leading Change (15 credits) – A/508/0529
  • Unit 32: Business Strategy (15 credits) – K/508/0574
  • Unit 35: Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations (15 credits) – A/508/0594
  • Unit 41: Brand Management (15 credits) – F/508/0600
  • Unit 42: Planning for Growth (15 credits) – J/508/0601
  • Total Credits: 210+


Students studying the Pearson Level 5 HND in Business during the day are required to attend two full days of study per week: Monday to Saturday. The days of study vary and can be discussed during the application process. Students studying in the evening are required to attend four nights per week: Monday to Thursday. The mode of delivery is the same across all campuses. Students are also expected to participate in professional development sessions which aim to develop their academic, study and language skills to support their educational and professional progress.

How You Will Learn

While studying for this course, you will be taught in a variety of ways including lectures, field trips, practical sessions, workshops, and guest lecturers. You may also take part in a work experience placement during your studies. There will be opportunities to participate in a number of research projects and field trips which are all directly linked to your programme.


Assessments are undertaken in various ways such as delivering a presentation, writing an assignment, analysing a case study, completing a portfolio of evidence or writing reports. There are no formal examinations required for this course.

During your course of study, we will encourage you to develop the managerial skills required to work effectively in the business sector. You will also develop the transferable skills, such as teamwork, research, verbal and nonverbal communication, problem solving and analytical skills, necessary for success in the workplace.

You will be required to work in your own time to complete research, homework tasks or group work. Self-study is vital to your success on this course and lecturers will give you guidance on how best to approach this throughout the study period.

Where Could the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Business Take You?

Once you have completed the course, you can convert your HND into a degree by taking a one-year top-up degree programme at UKCBC, or you could choose to seek employment within your chosen industry.

This course is offered in partnership with New City College. Students may be admitted to this course through New City College which will be determined at the admissions stage.
Course Fees
Tuition Fees£6,000 per year***
Awarding Body Registration Fees**Additional awarding body registration fees may apply

Under our collaborative partnership with New City College (NCC), each successful applicant will be officially registered as an NCC student. Students will have access to all teaching, learning and support facilities offered by UKCBC at all its campuses. In addition, students registered as NCC students will additionally have the benefits of access to NCC learning and recreation facilities at NCC’s Redbridge Campus. Please contact our course advisers for any additional information or clarifications if necessary.

UKCBC is currently not offering any direct admissions to students on HND programmes other than through the NCC partnership.

**Students are required to register with the awarding body within four weeks of enrolment.

***£6,000 per-year tuition fee applicable for HNDs from the September 2018/2019 intake onwards.

UKCBC is accredited by Student Finance England, and students applying for this HND Course may be applicable for tuition funding. Call us today and speak with one of our representatives for further details.

This course is available at the following campuses:Apply Now
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