Pearson BTEC HND Diploma Level 5 Business

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Pearson BTEC HND Diploma Level 5 Business

The HND in Business is a major workplace qualification course, delivered overs two years, which includes a broad range of highly relevant business and management subject areas, making it ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private of public sector business.

The HND is also recognised as being equivalent to the first two years of a UK degree. HND graduates will therefore gain entry into the third and final year at a university and be able to work toward obtaining a BA Honours Degree in only one further year of study.

To gain the HND each module must be successfully completed. Assessment is by a combination of coursework, assignments, projects or an examination. All assessments are externally verified by Pearson.

Most units on the BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) level courses are worth 15 UK credits. Students will be expected to commit at least 150 notional hours towards completing the learning outcomes per unit. This usually consists of a combination of around 60% direct teaching time and around 40% independent study time (e.g. preparations for research and assessments, background reading, etc.).

A level standard or overseas equivalent

Mature students (21+) with relevant experience

Other UK level 3 qualifications (e.g. Foundation Diploma, Access to HE Certificate, a BTEC Diploma/National, Advanced GNVQ or AVCE).

Overseas learners must show proficiency in the English language and have an appropriate qualification equivalent to IELTS 5.5

The BTEC Higher National qualifications are accredited on the RQF for learners aged 18 years and over.

The College will ensure that entry requirement are applied in accordance with institutional policy and that the admissions process will take the following format.

All applicants must complete an application form

Applicants will be subject to a personal interview where possible either by a member of the admissions team or approved agency (where this is not possible acceptance will be based on the information contained in the application form and any supporting documents)

If requested, applicants must provide two references in support of their suitability for the programme

Selection will be in the light of previous qualifications, past experience, and future aspirations

Mature entry applicants without the standard academic background will normally be interviewed to assess their suitability for the programme

Educational and employment references will be taken up wherever possible

All applicants must present original examination transcripts (English translation where necessary), or notarised copies and English Language examination transcripts (where applicable).

A key progression path for BTEC HND learners is to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme, depending on the match of units to the degree programme in question. To see who accepts the HND for progression please see the Pearson website

In addition, Higher National qualifications in Business, especially the endorsed title routes, have been developed with career progression and professional recognition in mind. The following professional bodies recognise the Higher Nationals in Business.

Association of Accounting Technicians.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Association of International Accountants.

Chartered Institute of Management.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants.

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Varying degrees of exemption from professional body examinations are available from individual professional bodies. Further details of professional body recognition and exemptions for BTEC Higher Nationals are given in the publication BTEC Professional Recognition which is available on Pearson’s website


Students on this course may be fully funded by the Student Loan Company. This facility is only available to UK and other European Union students. For more information, please contact the admissions team at or T: 020 8686 5888 / 07535858076