Managing businesses and organisations today takes serious leadership skills. To ensure future success, companies are constantly on the lookout for skilled and qualified leaders.

Employers want graduates who are not just academically qualified, but are also work-ready with professional skills in management and leadership. This three-year degree course equips you with the skills to become a confident and successful manager.

This programme is ideal for students interested in developing business knowledge and management skills in any industry.

Contact Hours:

Year One will be 16 GLH* per week x 10 weeks x 3 terms = 480 hrs.
Year Two will be 14 GLH per week x 10 weeks x 3 terms = 420 hrs.

*Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

 Course Stage Scheduled Activities (Hours) Guided Independent Study (Hours) Total Hours
Year One:
HNC (Level4)
480 720 1200
Year Two:
HND (Level 5)
420 780 1200

Study Level
HND Level 5


Study Mode
Full Time


Course Length
2 Years


UK / EU Fees
£6,165 / Year


Non EU Fees


Global Plus Fees


Start Date
February 2021

Unit Map

Each unit is worth a specified number of credits (typically either 15 or 30 credits for undergraduate courses). Compulsory (or ‘core’) units cover key subject knowledge, while ‘optional’ units enable you to develop your own interests. For a full-time course you must take units worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of optional units you can take depends on the number of compulsory units at each level.

The programme specification and individual Unit specification for this subject are set and issued by Pearson. Academic Management and Teaching and Assessment align with and follow these standards.

Course Details

  • Data Insights for Business Decisions
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set)
  • Innovation and Commercialisation

  • Research Project (Pearson-set)
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Statistics for Management*
  • Business Strategy
  • Developing Individuals and Teams
  • International Marketing
  • Tapping into New and International Markets

*Can be subject to change

Become business-ready

On this programme you will develop a good understanding of the nature of business management in a world of volatility, uncertainty, change and ambiguity.

A key feature is to blend both academic study and skills training in order to enhance the employability of our graduates.

During the first year of study on the HNC you will complete the following eight units of the HNC Level 4:  Business and the Business Environment, Marketing Essentials, Human Resource Management, Management and Operations, Management Accounting, Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set), Innovation and Commercialisation, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.

During the second year of study on the HND you will complete the following units: Research Project (Pearson-set), Organisational Behaviour, Statistics for Management, Business Strategy, Developing Individuals and Teams, International Marketing, Tapping into New and International Markets.

The tutors on the programme have a wide range of experience and ongoing links with industry. With smaller, more intimate class sizes, we give our students one-to-one teaching and support.

Practical learning

The course focuses on the ability to think critically and will enable you to analyse and evaluate solutions to complex, real-life problems.

We focus on equipping you with the knowledge of contemporary management theories but, of equal importance, giving you the opportunity to apply and integrate that knowledge in real-world scenarios.

Awarded by Pearson, validated by USP College

This HND course is offered at Oxford Business College, awarded by Pearson and validated by USP College. This means you will study in the central Oxford premises or the West London Campus of Oxford Business College, taking advantage of our personalised teaching approach, experienced tutors and unbeatable location in the heart of these global education capitals, but following a syllabus designed and overseen by Pearson.

Career Prospects

The BTEC HNC/D in Business enables you to complete a two-year course (HND level 5) towards a BA (Hons) degree.   When you finish, you will be able to enrol in a UK university to do a top-up year and attain a full BA (Hons) degree in a range of Business-related degree coursesons.

Entry Requirements

UK entry requirements

Students must be 18 years-old or over at the time of registration. They must have at least one of the following to qualify for enrolment:

  • A recognised Level 3 Foundation
  • Baccalaureate (level 3) – overseas qualifications must be translated into English using the national agency for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications (NARIC)
  • BTEC national level 3 diploma
  • A level(s) or High/Secondary School Diploma equivalent to A level(s)
  • Related work experience recognised as prior learning (RPL). Work experience should be relevant; it should involve relationships with colleagues and customer/clients where a student can demonstrate they have acquired some business-related skills such as communicating with customers or colleagues to meet business objectives, book-keeping, managing resources, planning and meeting work-related deadlines. For RPL the applicant needs to provide evidence of full-time employment in a relevant job in the UK for at least one year, such as:
    • Payslips or P60
    • Contract of employment
    • Letter from their employer with details of the role and the length of the employment
  • For non-native speakers of English, an IELTS score of 4.5, with no less than 4.5 in each of the components is required.

Applicants who do not meet these minimum requirements, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a HND course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year in February 2021.

Student Loans

UK/EU students are eligible to receive statutory student loans, subject to status.

International entry requirements

Please contact the Admissions Team for more information on international entry requirements.

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We are still accepting applications for 2021-22 entry via OBC - get your application in now.
If applying directly to us, you can apply throughout the year but we recommend you apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas.

More information:

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