Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business

Provided by TEG International College


Awarded by Pearson Education Ltd, United Kingdom

Course introduction


Learning Objectives
The objectives of the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma 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.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business is designed to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Delivery of the module/unit will be through a blend of lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops (if applicable). Lectures are a major part of the teaching strategy for the programme. Case studies are a teaching and learning strategy, which are employed in a range of modules: they are a useful assessment tool. Students are presented with real or simulated complex problems which they are required to analyse in detail and then synthesise/present their own solution in writing or orally.

Students are expected to take greater responsibility for their own learning as they progress through their programmes. The student-centred approach will be encouraged through the use of specific teaching strategies; case studies; projects and practical exercises (if applicable) and supplemented by the use of appropriate support materials. Active engagement with the subject material enhances learning and many of the learning strategies used attempt to promote this.

Teacher – Student Ratio

TEG teacher-student ratio will not exceed:
1:40 for lecturing
1:30 for classroom teaching; and
1:20 for tutorials

Assessment and Examinations

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business is assessed by written assignments in total (of 2,500 – 3,500 words each). The assessment strategies are designed to provide fitness for purpose for the individual units of study. Assessments relate directly to learning outcomes and one assessment usually covers a range of learning outcomes. Assessments take the form of examinations (seen/unseen, open book, essays/short answers – if applicable), report, case study, presentations, individual and/or group reports etc. All assessments are equal weighting.

Area of Studies


  1. Business and the Business Environment
  2. Marketing Essentials
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Management and Operations
  5. Management Accounting
  6. Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set)
  7. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  8. Financial Accounting
  9. Research Project
  10. Organisational Behaviour
  11. Statistics for Management
  12. Business Strategy
  13. Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations
  14. International Marketing
  15. Tapping into New and International Market
Programme Structure
This programme consists of 15 modules at 15 or 20 credits per module


Entry Requirements

Attendance Requirements
International Students (ICA student pass holder) must attend a minimum of 90% of scheduled course hours at all time. A minimum attendance of 75% must be achieved for local students (Singaporean, PR, Employment Pass, SPass and work permit holders etc.) who are not holding student pass. Students whose attendance is below 90% (ICA Student Pass holder) and 75% (local students) are not eligible to submit the assignment or sit for the examination.

A student who is absent or considered to be absent from class/session, must provide documentary proof i.e. Original Medical Certificate issued by a General Practitioner, Polyclinic or Hospital to his/her Course Administrator immediately on his/her return to school.

Graduation Requirements and Progression
Students are required to pass 15 modules/units of Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma. Successful students can progress into the final year of the Bachelor degree programme recommended by Pearson Education Ltd and/or TEG International College.

Local Student Admission
Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirements are:

  • Singaporean students with at least 18 years of age; one GCE ‘A’ Level subject in Mathematics or Science subject or successful completion of a recognised Access or Foundation programme including LCCI, Cambridge International Diploma, IB Diploma, Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Business, Diplomas and other equivalent qualifications; or
  • Mature candidates over 30 year of age, who have at least 8 years of relevant industrial and commercial experience but who do not possess the required qualifications may also be considered. Suitable industrial and commercial experience refers to:
  1. Sales/Customer Service
  2. Cashier/Basic accountancy work
  3. Administration assistant
  4. Self-employment of a registered business
  5. International Student Admission
  6. Admission Requirements
  • Foreign students with at least 18 year of age; successful completion of High School 12th Grade (12 years of formal education) OR GCE ‘A’ level equivalent plus IELTS score of at least 5.50 (or equivalent) or have reached a level of competence equivalent to a TOEFL score of 500 or successful completion of a recognised Access or Foundation programme or TEG Certificate in General English and English for Academic Purposes (Level 3) is required.
  1. Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study conducted in English medium may satisfy the English Language requirement; or
  2. Students who do not meet the above requirements are required to pass TEG English Language Entry Test OR an interview to be conducted by the TEG International College Academic Director.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Course Duration
Full Time: 15 months
3 hours per day X 5 days a week
Part Time: 21 months
3 hours per day X 3 days a week


January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

January, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November, December

Fees & Funding

Local Student

Application Fee : S$107

Full-time Programme (Local Admissions)

Course Fee* : S$12,800
Assessment Fee* : S$750
Course Material Fee* : S$250
Medical Insurance* : S$100

Part-time Programme

Course Fee* : S$8,960
Assessment Fee* : S$750
Course Material Fee* : S$250
Medical Insurance* : S$100
Singaporean/ PR are entitled fee discount for the programmes. Please contact our Sales & Marketing consultant for more information.

International Student

Application Fee : S$139.10

Full-time Programme

Course Fee* : S$12,800
Assessment Fee* : S$750
Course Material Fee* : S$250
Medical Insurance* : S$100

International students can enjoy fee discount for certain programmes. Please contact our Sales & Marketing consultant for more information.
*All fees are exclusive of 7% GST & 3% FPS and may be subject to change.
*The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable. Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.