This course covers a range of general business topics and will help you gain an understanding on marketing within a business, the important role it plays and the wide variety of career options available to you.
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.
What areas will I study?
First year core units:
- Business and the business environment
- Marketing essentials
- Human resource management
- Management and operations
- Management accounting
- Managing a successful business project
In your second year you will follow the marketing pathway.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need to be aged 18 years or over on or before 31 August of the academic year the course commences.
You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points which may be gained from the following qualifications:
- Two A Levels
- One A Level and an AS Level pass in an appropriate subject
- A BTEC National Diploma or Extended Diploma
- A BTEC National Certificate
- A Level 3 Diploma or equivalent such as NVQ, GNVQ, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Certificate of Education
- A recognised (Kitemarked) Access Course
You will also be required to have GCSE English and maths at Grade 4-9 or Level 2 equivalent.
Alternatively, if you have significant relevant work experience or other professional qualifications, you may be eligible for the course. Contact the College who will be able to advise and discuss your suitability for the course.
To find out more about UCAS points, please visit https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/ucas-undergraduate-entry-requirements
Where can I progress to next?
You could progress onto the second or final year of a university degree programme in a range of business related subjects, or a specialised marketing degree programme, in order to obtain a full honours degree. Alternatively, you could find employment in a marketing or business role across a range of industry sectors.