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BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business – HNC

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EDEXCEL is one of the leading examining and awarding body in UK and throughout the world. BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the sector. The qualification prepares learners for employment in the sector and is suitable for those who have already decided that they wish to enter this area of work.

This qualification consists of a minimum of 120 credits, with mandatory and optional units.

Mandatory core units – all eight units must be taken Unit

Unit 1 Business Environment Credits 15
Unit 2 Managing Financial Resources and Decisions Credits 15
Unit 3 Organisations and Behaviour Credits 15
Unit 4 Marketing Principles Credits 15

Optional Units – choose units with a minimum total credit value of 60

Unit 13 Personal and Professional Development Credits 15
Unit 15 Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results Credits 15
Unit 16 Managing Communications, Knowledge and Information Credits 15
Unit 21 Human Resource Management Credits 15
* Optional units are subject to change

Entry Requirement

you will normally need to have at least one of the following:
• a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in an appropriate area
• an AVCE/GNVQ in an appropriate vocational area
• a GCE A Level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at level A-C
• other related Level 3 qualifications
• an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
• mature students with related work experience

Language Proficiency:
Applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, must demonstrate their English Language proficiency equals to IELTS 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 band being awarded in individual sections.


Each unit is internally assessed using written assignments, work-based assignments, practical assessment, portfolio development and presentations and are graded by lecturers. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit or Distinction.


The BTEC qualification supports Continuing Professional Development (CPD), as well as enabling sideways progression to Bachelor’s degrees, such as BSc, BBA or BA in the UK, Canada, USA and Australia.

Key Facts

Distance Learning Mode: Minimum 24 Months, Maximum 48 Months

Full Time: 12 Months

Starting Dates:
September, January, April

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