Our HNC / HND courses (Higher National Certificate / Higher National Diploma) based in Oxford are especially popular. Hundreds of students from around the world have used this qualification as a foundation for a career in business.
This 12 month course provides an intensive, fast-track route to the 2nd or 3rd year of a university degree – start in October and you can go to the last year of a UK university in October of the following year.


  • Programme Manager Alice Mitchell
  • Study Level 5
  • Study Mode Full Time
  • Course Length 9 Months* / 12 Months / 2 Year
  • UK / EU Fees £7,400 / £9,700 / £14,600
  • Non EU Fees £11,800 / £16,500 (2 x £8,250) / £23,300
  • Global Plus Fees £17,500 / £21,500 / £34,500
  • Start Date October
  • Application Route Completion can offer students 1st, 2nd or 3rd year entry into UK Universities


To start this course you must have one of the following:

  • an A level
  • a BTEC level 4 diploma
  • a recognised high school diploma
  • related work experience
  • or a recognised university foundation programme qualification

If English is not your first language you will also require UKVI IELTS score at level B2 (approximately 5.5 or above). If your English is below this level you can follow our in house Foundation Diploma.

* The 9 month HND programme is available on successful completion of the HNC qualification.


Higher National Certificate/Diploma Modules:

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Essential
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing a Successful Business Project
  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Research Project
  • Organisational Behavior
  • Statistics for Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations
  • International Marketing
  • Tapping into new and International Markets


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