HND in Business: Entrepreneurship
and Small Business Management

This course is designed for students seeking a vocationally oriented higher education qualification available after two years full-time study. It will also appeal to mature students re-entering higher education. The vocational orientation of the programme is achieved via an applied and contextualised approach to learning. A future-oriented curriculum combined with a focus on enterprise, entrepreneurship and business sustainability help to prepare students to make a valuable contribution in the workplace and wider community. The programme also encourages the development of lifelong learning skills and instils the values of global citizenship.

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Why choose HND in Business: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management?

The Pearson BTEC HND Diploma in Business is a two-year programme of specialist work related study that helps build essential practical skills, knowledge and understanding, alongside personal and professional proficiency. The programme is an ideal choice for students seeking a cost-effective and relevant route to a degree or those going straight into employment following successful completion of HND.

Entry requirements

You must be over 18 years of age.

Standard route
Level 3 qualification (60 credits or above, preferably Business, or equivalent)
English language assessment commensurate to IELTS 5.5. (PTE 51, Duolingo 85 and above, GCSE A*-C (4 or above), Functional Skills Level 2 or B2 CEFR – (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Non-standard route
Mature applicants 21+ without formal qualifications require 2 or more years work experience, CV, employer reference, personal statement, English language assessment commensurate to IELTS 5.5. (PTE 51, Duolingo 85 and above, GCSE A*-C (4 or above), Functional Skills Level 2 or B2 CEFR)

All routes
There will also be a one-to-one interview session to understand students’ motivations to learn.

Fees & funding

Per academic year: £6,000

Funding through Student Finance England is available for those eligible.

What you will learn

The Pearson BTEC HND Diploma is designed to provide a specialist vocational programme. This programme provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the business sector and is nationally recognised by employers, allowing direct progression into employment.

Academic support

The British Academy of Jewellery offers a range of student services and Academic support.

Your Personal Tutor will work with you to review your progress on your Course and help you identify and achieve your personal goals.

Student Services and Administration provide a range of support, information, and specialist services to enhance your student experience.

Academic Development Tutors support students in developing the skills they need to be more confident in their studies. They work with a range of Academy programmes to help students in areas such as academic writing, time management, use of feedback, and working in groups.

Student Welfare and Support Officer can advise on Academy Policies and Procedures, any concerns, emotional or personal difficulties and provide information on external support services.

Delivery & Structure

The methods used across this course are varied to enable access to the curriculum for all students. Usual delivery methods include lectures, classroom discussions, case studies, group work and presentations. Each unit is assigned a national level indicator of 4 or 5, indicating the relative intellectual demand, complexity and depth of study, and learner autonomy. At Level 5 the emphasis is on application and evaluation of contrasting ideas, principles, theories and practices, greater specialisation in the field of study, and an increasing independence in systematic enquiry and analysis.

Assessment & Feedback

Assessment is both summative and formative. Primarily, summative assessment is intended to identify what has been learned (assessment of learning) and therefore the assessed mark counts towards the module grade awarded.

Formative assessment is intended to help students to learn (assessment for learning) and provides opportunities for students to identify their strengths and weaknesses, focus on areas they need to work and improve, and identify how to achieve improvements. Formative assessments will take place at several intervals during the course. Feedback, both formal and informal, is maximised throughout the programme and may take the form of individual tutorials, presentations, essays, shows and degree exhibits, portfolios, and module assessments. Students are given regular feedback/feed-forward through interaction in the studios in the development of projects, tutorials, group crits, and practice presentations.

The programme also contains a capstone project (JA6001) which is designed to be a culminating educational experience for students. It aims to summarise and synthesise all or part of a student’s academic career at the university.