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Business HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

Course outline

This exciting new Level 4 Higher National Certificate course has been designed to equip you with the skills, experience, knowledge and understanding required to achieve high performance in the global business sector.

For the course scheduled to begin in January 2021, course delivery is planned to run through continuously until the end of August 2021

There is a strong emphasis on employability; equipping you with a relevant portfolio of skills and experiences to enter a currently challenging job market. These skillsets and knowledge are essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations.

Content is designed to be appropriate for entry to or within the business sector and to enable students to progress onto higher-level study on our Level 5 Higher National Diploma and Level 6 BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Management top-up degree courses.

HNC modules include:

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing a Successful Business Project
  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: BUS1

Use the UCAS code above when applying through the UCAS website.

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Location Date Fees / reductions
111 Canal Street

Start: 27th September 2021

Tuition fee: £8,250

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Course code: C035166 / Q035168


Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business - awarded by Edexcel.


1 year

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

You’ll need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from:

  • At least two A Levels at A2
  • BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE Diploma

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.

We would expect students to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy.

Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.


Assessment is continuous, providing a range of evidence of your learning. This may include:

  • Essays and reports
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Research and analytical projects
  • Oral and practical assessments

From the Level 4 HNC course, you can progress to the Level 5 Higher National Diploma and Level 6 BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Management courses (or similar).

The skills and knowledge gained through studying this course can provide you with the opportunity to work in many diverse areas of business including:

  • Banking and finance
  • Retail, sales and marketing
  • Hospitality, customer service
  • Public administration and the voluntary sector.

Many of our previous business graduates have gone on to postgraduate study or teacher training.

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