Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management

Apply From: 18th of June 2018
Application Deadline: 30th of March 2020
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Entry Requirements

Satisfactory completion of the Uxbridge College HNC with a minimum attendance of 85% and an excellent college report. External applicants will be considered subject to matching of HNC units and satisfactory references.

All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent.

Who is the course for

Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the Business sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in Business.

This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in, a wide range of business areas such as marketing, HR or finance etc. The course is also ideal for those entrepreneurs who are interested in setting up or managing their own business. Besides being a stand-alone qualification this course is for those students who wish to progress to year 3 of a university degree (Top up) course.

Course Content

These subjects will help students develop an in-depth understanding and awareness of the key aspects of the business sector at Level 5, through 5 core units (mandatory), which includes one Pearson set unit.

The units are

  • Research Project (Pearson-set assignment)
  • Organisational Behaviour (Assignment based)
  • Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Assignment based)
  • Launching a New Venture (Assignment based)
  • Managing and Running a Small Business (Assignment based)
  • Sales Management (Assignment based)
  • Pitching and Negotiating Skills (Assignment based).

Study Methods

The HND has 1,200 hours of Total qualification time. This is an estimate of the total time it could reasonably be expected for a learner to achieve a qualification. 40% or 480 hours of the allocated time (TQT) is spent at college in lectures and workshops. This is 15 hours per week, with half spent in lecturers (taught lessons) and half in workshops. (Opportunities for research with lecturer support. The remaining 60% or 720 hours will be spent completing independent study. For example, completing assignment, working at home or in the LRC.

How is the course assessed

The HND is 100% coursework with 1 Pearson Set unit (12.5%). This unit is a research project that will include timetabled sessions 50% and independent study 50%. The theme of the project is provided by Pearson and limited guidance and feedback will be provided throughout the duration of the project. The project must be completed by February and is an open book non exam unit.

Where next - Further Studies

Details of entry requirements for BTEC Higher National graduates into degree programmes at institutions in the UK and internationally can be found here

BSc degree programmes and MSc programmes after suitable post-diploma experience.

Students have progressed onto the final year of a degree course at the following universities:

  • Hertfordshire University
  • Middlesex University
  • Greenwich University
  • Westminster University
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • West London University
  • East London University
  • Bath University.
  • Pearson College
  • Kingston College.

Where next - Job Opportunities

The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the Business sector. Previous students have successfully gained employment in the following roles: Banking, Law, accounting, Retail management, Hospitality, Event organisation etc.

However after studying the new pathway in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management we are expecting to see more students start their own business.