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HND/C in Business & Management

University of Derby

Buxton & Leek College is part of University of Derby

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Key Facts

Course Type: Higher Education

Subject: Business

Level: Not applicable

Full or part time: Part time

Campus: Leek

Study Duration: The HND is three years, part time and the HNC is 18-24 months, part time.

Fee: The cost of the course is £2,400 per year which can be covered by Student Finance. Visit www.gov.uk/studentfinance for more information.

Start date: September

About the course

This course introduces you to the core range of business and management subjects, including human resource management, accounting, marketing, economics, operations and business planning. Not only will you learn about these areas, and how they all integrate and function together, but you’ll see and learn how they can be applied to real business situations.

You’ll develop an approach that is both questioning and reflective. You’ll develop your innovative and entrepreneurial skills and your personal skills including report writing and presentations, research, individual and group working skills, leadership skills and your self-confidence. All of which are vital in any business role. During the second stage of the course you’ll learn more advanced techniques.

You’ll be supported throughout your time here by your personal tutor who will make sure your learning stays on track and can also help tailor your studied depending on your careers aspirations.

This all means that you’ll have a wealth of knowledge to take into your employment, or you can carry on studying and top up your HND to an honors degree in business, marketing, enterprise, finance or human resource management. 

Why choose the course?

You’ll have a thorough foundation in a range of business management functions. You’ll develop your general knowledge of organisiations, their management and the global environments in which they operate.

We’ve friendly and supportive lecturers who’ll help you throughout the course. The HND is a widely recognized qualification and can lead directly to a business degree.

The course also allows learners to gain accreditation by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) by taking an additional two modules. The CMI is a nationally recognised institute that is held in regard by many employers. These modules aim to develop personal management capabilities, make effective use of information in decision-making, operations and the development of the skills in managing people. The CMI are the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.


On completion of the HND you’ll have developed a sound understanding of all business functions and how they integrate and function together. As well as theory, you’ll develop skills from group working skills and being about to organise and prioritise your workload, to attention to detail and problem solving skills. All will increase your employability in a competitive job market. 

What you'll cover

During this course you’ll cover all aspects of Business including Management in Practice, Accounts and Economics, Operations, Marketing and Branding, Social Media and Understanding People in Organisations. 

What qualifications will I get?

  • HNC/D in Business & Management
  • Chartered Management Institute Accreditation.

Entry Requirements

You’ll need either:

  • A Levels/AVCEs: A minimum of 60-80 points from one full A Level
  • BTEC National Award: Merit
  • BTEC National Certificate: Pass, Pass
  • Recent Access or Foundation course
  • Plus GCSE Maths and English (or be willing to work towards).


Mature students are welcome. There are flexible entry requirements for those over 21 based on an interview with the Admissions Tutor.


Business Studies Student Success

Jane, aged 25, knew she was capable of much more than her job as a deputy shop manager. But she feared she would never achieve her ambitions because she hadn’t got the right qualifications.

With a clutch of GCSEs from her schooldays, Jane signed up for a HNC in Business which she sailed through, followed it up with a HND. She then progresses onto the University of Derby and achieved a 1st Class Honours Degree in Business and Management.

Click here for more Business Success Stories.

Contact details

E: enquiries@blc.ac.uk
T: 0800 074 0099