This course provides students with or without experience to develop a broad knowledge of business. It is ideal for anyone at the beginning of their career or looking to improve their qualifications or career prospects. 

A Higher National Certificate (HNC) is an internationally recognised qualification and a great alternative for gaining a Degree Level qualification. Unlike many degrees, the course is vocationally focused and can therefore lead straight in to a career. Plus, it is a great stepping stone to a higher qualification as you can choose to ‘top up’ with extra studies at a later date to convert it to a full bachelor’s degree.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

You could progress on to a HND with the choice of continuing to a full University degree. You could also progress onto a higher level apprenticeship or focus on career progression.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

Age: Over 18.
Qualifications: You will need an A Level, NVQ Level 3 or substantial work experience in business. You will need to possess a good standard of literacy and numeracy.  Level 2 in English and Maths (eg. GSCE Grade C or above or Functional Skills Level 2).

Applicants from non-native English speaking countries are welcome: English language skills equivalent to an IELTS score of at least 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 in each individual section (listening and reading, writing, speaking). Please get in touch if you want advice about ESOL courses

Mature applicants (over 21): The College welcomes applications from mature students without these qualifications who may benefit from a Higher Education course of study.  We will asses if the course is right for you through the interview process.

Course costs

Course CodeUCAS Code Start Date Costs
BDL4HX640C 20/09/2021 £3350.00

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Course content

Course Content 


The course has a strong practical focus covering all the key areas of management within a business including operational, accounting, human resources and marketing.  A work based project unit gives you the opportunity to apply knowledge from your course with your practical experience, whilst developing valuable project management skills.  Optional units may include other key business subjects including law, enterprise, small business management and innovation.

More info

Start Day/Time 

September, January, April

Attendance 

Part-time

Campus Code 

L

Qualification Name 

HNC

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL

Curriculum Area 

Business, Digital, Leadership & ESOL - Business & Finance

More about the course 

Applications: Please note that students should apply directly to The Bournemouth & Poole College  and not via the UCAS process.  Please contact  the Course Administrator on:01202 205649 or

The Higher Education Unit +44 (0)1202 205180
email: heunit@bpc.ac.uk

Venue: The course is delivered at The College's Lansdowne campus, Bournemouth

Attendance 

Part-time

Campus Code 

L

Qualification Name 

HNC

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL