HND Business (UCAS code 2Y1V)

Course Overview:

The objectives of the BTEC Higher Nationals in Business are as follows:

● To equip students with business skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global business environment.

● To provide education and training for a range of careers in business, including management, administration, human resources, marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting and finance.

● To provide insight and understanding into international business operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a globalised market place.

● To equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values.

● To provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in business, or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in business or a related area.

● To provide opportunities for students to develop the skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful working lives.

● To provide opportunities for those students with a global outlook to aspire to international career pathways.

● To provide opportunities for students to achieve a nationally-recognised professional qualification.

● To offer students the chance of career progression in their chosen field.

● To allow flexibility of study and to meet local or specialist needs.

● To offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations. We meet these objectives by:

● Providing a thorough grounding in business principles at Level 4 that leads the student to a range of specialist progression pathways at Level 5 relating to individual professions within the business sector.

● Equipping individuals with commercial acumen, understanding and business skills for success in a range of administrative and management roles in business.

● Enabling progression to a university degree by supporting the development of appropriate academic study skills. ● Enabling progression to further professional qualifications in specific business areas by mapping to units in a range of professional business qualifications.

Who is this qualification for?

The BTEC Higher National qualifications in Business are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. 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. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the business sector, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Business give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.

Entry Requirements:

Programme/Award: HND Business ( Qualification no: 601/8365/2 )
UCAS code: UCAS 2Y1V
Entry requirements 2019-20: The entry profile is likely to include one of the following: ● A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business ● A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent) ● Other related Level 3 qualifications ● An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution ● Related work experience ● An international equivalent of the above.
Mature Applicants We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over as at 1st September in the academic year of admission) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. Applicants will be invited to attend an admission interview and will be advised of the criteria in advance. To find out more, please email
International applicants Non-native English speakers need to demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below: ● Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 ● PTE 51 ● IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 ● or equivalent. It is up to the centre to decide what proof will be necessary to evidence individual student proficiency.
Additional requirements:
    All applicants will be invited to an admission interview before an offer is made.
Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience Dependent upon learner profile and/or relevant previous experience.

Module Information:

This module map provides a list of modules that make up your course.

Year 1 Level 4 stage
Core unit 15 Credits 1 Business and the BusinessEnvironment
Core unit 15 Credits 2 Marketing Essentials
Core unit 15 Credits 3 Human Resource Management
Core unit 15 Credits 4 Management and Operations
Core unit 15 Credits 5 Management Accounting
Core unit 15 Credits 6 Managing a Successful Business Project
Core unit 15 Credits 7 Business Law
Core unit 15 Credits 8 Innovation and Commercialisation
120 Credits

Year 2 Business Route
Core unit 15 Credits 11 Research Project
Core unit 15 Credits 12 Organisational Behaviour
Optional unit 15 Credits 30 Taxation
Optional unit 15 Credits 31 Statistics for Management
Optional unit 15 Credits 32 Business Strategy
Optional unit 15 Credits 38 Customer Value Management
Optional unit 15 Credits 40 International Marketing
120 Credits

Year 2 Marketing Route
Core unit 15 Credits 11 Research Project
Core unit 15 Credits 12 Organisational Behaviour
Specialist unit 15 Credits 22 Product and Service Development
Specialist unit 15 Credits 23 Integrated Marketing Communications
Specialist unit 15 Credits 24 Digital Marketing
Optional unit 15 Credits 38 Customer Value Management
Optional unit 15 Credits 40 International Marketing
120 Credits

2 years (full time)
3 years (part-time)


BTEC Higher Nationals in Business are assessed using a combination of internally assessed centre-devised internal assignments (which are set and marked by Yeovil College) and internally assessed Pearson-set assignments (which are set by Pearson and marked by Yeovil College). Pearson-set assignments are mandatory and target particular industry-specific skills.

Assessment through assignments:

The format of assessment is an assignment taken after the content of the unit, or part of the unit if several assignments are used, has been fully delivered by lecturers to the student group. An assignment may take a variety of forms, including practical and written types. An assignment is a distinct activity completed independently by students (either alone or in a team). An assignment is issued to students as an assignment brief with a hand-out date, a completion date and clear requirements for the evidence that students are expected to provide.

When a student has completed all the assessment for a unit then the college assessment team will give a grade for the unit. This is given simply according to the highest level for which the student is judged to have met all the criteria. Assessments are awarded either Pass, Merit or Distinction grades.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes lecturers and professional practitioners with industry experience. You can learn more about our staff by visiting our staff profiles page.


You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

Course Fee (2019/20):

Tuition Fees – Information relating to fees is here

If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be found on the

How do I apply:

To study full-time, please apply please through UCAS (Institute name: YEOV, Institute code: Y25, Course code for HND Business: 2Y1V).

For the part-time route, please apply direct to the Yeovil College University Centre by calling 01935 845454 or emailing