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Business - Level 4 HNC (Pearson)

Northern Regional College

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  • Qualification

    HNC - Higher National Certificate

  • Location

    Ballymoney Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Aims

To introduce learners to the concepts of business management in preparation for a career in middle to senior management.

Special Features

The course is closely mapped to the BSc (Hons) Degree in Business offered at the Northern Regional College (validated by the University of Ulster). Students can transfer easily to continue their studies at degree level taking 10 modules of study to gain the Degree.

Assessment Methods

Performance in all modules will be assessed either by coursework or set examinations or a combination of both.


The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge, understanding and skills that will equip them for employment in the private and public sectors. It also prepares them for self-employment and progression to the BSc Hons Degree in Business at the Northern Regional College or University of Ulster, Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) and other higher level qualification courses in related fields. Most of the professional bodies in the business and administration fields are prepared to grant exemptions to holders of BTEC Higher Level qualifications. The course is widely recognised in the UK, Republic of Ireland and overseas

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Applicants must: be sufficiently competent in English Language and Numeracy have obtained a BTEC Diploma in Business or Public Administration OR a BTEC National Diploma of any other title; OR at least one GCE A-level pass together with three other GCSE (or GCE-O Levels) at Grades C or above, or other relevant qualifications.


University information

Northern Regional College

  • Campus address

    Northern Regional College, Ballymena Campus, Trostan Avenue, Ballymena, Antrim, BT43 7BN, Northern Ireland

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