32 weeks (64 weeks for HND)
Higher Nationals are level 4 and 5 qualifications – equivalent to a foundation degree or the first two years of a full degree. They are vocational courses with an emphasis on ‘learning by doing’; focusing on the skills and knowledge needed for a particular industry.
Studying this course will enable you to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be a great business all-rounder, improving your employability and promotional potential. You will study a wide range of local and global business issues, developing key transferable skills such as strategic thinking, problem solving and leadership.
Each unit focuses on the theoretical knowledge, professional expertise and work-based learning relevant to a variety of areas including management, human resources, marketing, accounting, business strategy and business law.
On successful completion of the HND, depending on your grade, you may be able to complete a second or third ‘top- up’ year of a suitable degree such as a BA(Hons) in Business. Alternatively, you will be well placed to pursue a career across almost any industry or business sector.
Example job roles:
GCSE English and Maths, 9 - 4 (A* - C). Alternative equivalency testing may be undertaken.
PLUS one of the following:
An A-Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate
performance in more than one subject.
Other related Level 3 qualification(s)
Access Diploma - in Public Services or Social Studies
Ideally, in a relevant subject such as Business, Law, Economics, Marketing, Accounting or Finance.
For students over 18, suitable work experience may be taken into consideration instead of formal
Full-time or part-time Course length: 32 weeks (64 weeks for the HND)
Days: Wednesday and Thursday
Contact hours: 12 - 14 hours per week
Expected self-study: 5 - 20 hours per week
Possible out-of-ours activities: A foreign trip may be offered in year 2.
Tuition fees for 2020 entry: £5,750 per annum
Additional costs: Textbooks and trips (Approx £100)
Student finance information: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
The Graham Taylor Higher Education Scholarship: Students enrolling on this course can apply for the Graham Taylor Higher Education Scholarship. Find out more: www.newcollege.ac.uk/he
Programme Leader: Gillian Stopka (firstname.lastname@example.org)