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VA028 BTEC HND Level 5 in Business (240+ Credits)


18-24 Months


BTEC/EDEXCEL Higher National Diploma Level 5. Learners coming on to level 5 (year 2) will have completed 8 level 4 units in year 1 or completed the HNC Level 4 qualification worth 120 credits. In year 2 rated level 5, they go on to complete a further 125 credits to make a total of 245 credit value needed to successfully complete and be awarded the HND level 5 in Business.


Qualification accredited by the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)


This course will equip the learner with business and management skills that are widely sought after by employers in every sector. It will provide the learners with knowledge and understanding of the business world, as well as the opportunity to specialise in those areas that are of particular interest to them. They will learn how a business is organised and managed and how to analyse business strategy, make decisions and manage resources in a modern environment.

At the end of the course learners will develop relevant business skills which will enable them to progress into further study, to move directly into employment or set up own business.


GCSE/”O” level or 2 “A” levels and/or relevant work experience and equivalent units for HNC level 4 in Business. English language qualification is required for international applicants.


Level 5 after attaining level 4 units is a 1-year course. Fees for UK/EU nationals £3300, international learners £3500 for the 2-year course. Tuition fees excludes registration fees to Edexcel of £219.12


Unit Number Mandatory core units – Following on from level 4, the following four units at level 5 must be taken (65 Credits). Level Credit Value
5 Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business 4 15
6 Business Decision Making 5 15
7 Business Strategy 5 15
8 Research Project 5 20
Specialist units – choose four units at level 5 with a total credit value of 60 credits.
32 Quality Management in Business 5 15
33 Small Business Enterprise 5 15
42 Project Management for Business 5 15
45 Business Ethics 5 15
47 Employability Skills or (40 Business Work Experience) 5 15
Note: There are more optional units on Edexcel’s course list of courses which may be offered on demand

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