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Pearson BTEC HND Diploma Level 5 Business

David Game College- Higher Education Centre

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  • Qualification

    HND - Higher National Diploma

  • Location

    David Game Higher Education Centre (DGHE)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Structure

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.).


On successful completion of the Level 5 course, students are entitled to continue their studies at university level. Through a collaborative agreement with Buckinghamshire New University, HND graduates will be able to continue with their studies at DGHE Centre to study the Top-up in Business Management.

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.

Careers Prospects

On successful completion of this 2 year course, students will have strong career prospects in diverse areas of business including:

  • Business Managers
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Marketing, PR and sales
  • Secretarial and numerical clerks.

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University information

David Game College- Higher Education Centre

  • Campus address

    David Game Higher Education Centre (DGHE), 32-35 Jewry Street, London, EC3N 2ET, England

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