Undergraduate year 1: Level 4 - HNC (Edexcel)
The 8-unit 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. It also offers specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.
The qualification offers routes towards Finance, Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law, E-Business Strategies and Information Technology. In addition, there is a large number of specialist units which offer scope for developing specialist knowledge and skills in areas such as administration, purchasing, financial services or project management.
BTEC Higher National Certificates provide a nationally recognised qualification that offers career progression for those already in employment. The qualifications are mode free but they are primarily undertaken by part-time learners studying over two years. In some sectors there are opportunities for those wishing to complete an intensive programme of study in a shorter period of time.
The qualification offers learners access to suitable business-related work situations and the opportunity to achieve units in administration, accounting, personnel, procurement and management with links to NVQ qualifications. The BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business mainly offers a progression route for learners who are employed in the business sector.