Higher National Certificate (HNC)

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Higher National Certificate (HNC)Business Administration

A Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Business Management is a one-year educational program designed to introduce students to fundamental principles of business and management. This course provides a solid foundation in areas such as finance, marketing, human resources, and organizational behavior. HNC programs often emphasize practical skills and may include projects, case studies, and real-world applications, enabling students to develop essential business acumen. This qualification is a stepping stone for those looking to kickstart their career in the business world or pursue further education in business-related disciplines, providing a valuable introduction to the field of business management.

Entry Requirements

Candidates applying for this programme must

  • Be aged 19 and above
  • Be qualified/ experienced in the subject they intend to teach
  • Possess reasonable levels of language, literacy and numeracy.

All trainee teachers joining this qualification programme should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT. 

Candidates must record their development needs and agree on an action plan to address them.

We will review records of development needs and previous actions for candidates who have already completed a recent initial assessment to address them.


Progression and Career Prospects

Candidates who complete this qualification will take an analytical and practical approach to all aspects of planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and Learning. Whilst doing this, candidates will embed theories and principles in education and training and demonstrate them in their practice. Candidates will also research professionalism in education and training policies and consider their impact on their role and accountability as a teacher/trainer.

  • The qualification allows candidates to progress into employment as teachers/trainers.
  • Candidates can contribute to quality improvement and quality assurance within their organisation.
  • Candidates may progress into further education and training

English Requirements

Please note we teach and assess the Level 5 DET (with Learning and Development) entirely in English. All Applicants applying for entry onto the programme must demonstrate English language skills.

Non-native English speakers who have not carried out their final two years of schooling in English should demonstrate ability at a standard equivalent to:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE Academic 51, or
  • IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5

We assess the level of English language competency for all candidates as part of the selection process using a written statement and an interview.

Application and Selection Process

The application process allows the admissions team to select applicants meeting the above entry qualifications and demonstrating English Language competency. The admissions team will consider applications on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants should submit an application form and present the required documents. The registrar will invite the applicants onsite, where they must

  • Write a personal statement, answering a few short questions in their handwriting
  • Attend an informal interview based on their statement

Successful applicants will receive admission offers with an invitation to show evidence of how they will pay the tuition fees for the program.


How To Apply?

  1. You need to apply the online application form
  2. Take a test or tests as part of your application
  3. Send something in written work
  4. If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to interview
  5. Shortlisted applicants will get the feedback
  6. Enjoy your learning

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