BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business

Provided by SSTC Institute

Course introduction


Students enrolled in this course are required to apply their knowledge to a variety of assignments and activities, with a focus on the holistic development of practical, interpersonal and higher level thinking skills. Assessment reflects not only what the student knows but also what he or she can do to succeed in employment and higher education in an ethical manner.

Employers are looking for recruits with a thorough grounding in the latest sector requirements. They are also seeking employees with work-ready skills. Higher education students must have experience of research, extended writing and meeting deadlines. This course addresses these various requirements through a robust curriculum with learning outcomes mapped against Professional Body standards — where applicable, and a core of skills and understanding that is common to all students and aligned to the Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ).

This qualification is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant business-related courses. Students should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes at specific Higher Education providers. 

Programme Duration
Full-time:  18 months               Part-time: 24 months

Programme Structure
Full-time students will study 4 course units each time over 1 trimester.  15 guided learning hours per week.

Part-time students will study 2 course units over 1 term (3 months) with up to 9 guided learning hours per week.

Mode Of Delivery
Guided learning hours consist of lectures, tutorials, group discussions, project meetings.

Assessment / Examinations
Written assignments, class presentations and projects. No formal examinations.

Entry Requirements

  • AGE: Applicants must be aged 17 years and above upon commencement.
  • ACADEMIC: Minimum 2 GCE ‘A’ Level passes; or Year 12 education or equivalent; or Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business; or other equivalent foundation programs.
  • ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: English pro ciency of IELTS 5.5/TOEFL iBT 61 or its equivalent. Applicants who do not meet the required proficiency level will need to enroll for additional English classes before commencement of the programme.

    Candidates who do not fully meet the above requirements may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Graduation Requirement
Students must successfully pass all 15 units with a minimum of 240 credits of which 125 are mandatory core.  At least 125 credits of the 240 credits must be a Level 5.

Course Units
  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing a Successful Business Project*
  • Research Project*
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Statistics for Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations
  • International Marketing
  • Tapping into New and International Markets

    *Pearson-set assessment
Attendance Criteria
All students need to attend at least 75% of classes. Student’s Pass holders must maintain an attendance of at least 90% as required by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.

Average Teacher to Student Ratio

Educational Pathway
Holders of the HND Diploma with ‘Merit’ will satisfy the entry requirements into various universities listed at the Degree Course Finder page administered by Pearson.  


Full Time Students:
2017: January 3, May 16, and September 4

Part Time Students:
2017: January, April, July and September

Programme Fees (in Singapore Dollars)

Fees - International Student

Cost breakdown  Price
Course Fee $12,980.00
Hospitalisation & Surgical Insurance $200.00
Administrative Fee $500.00
Assessment Fee $800.00
Course Materials $1,440.00
Fee Protection Scheme $199.00
Application Fee $300.00
7% GST $1,149.33
TOTAL  $17,568.33

Fees - Domestic Student (SIN Citizen/SIN PR)

Cost breakdown Price
Course Fee $9,750.00
Administrative Fee $150.00
Assessment Fee $800.00
Course Materials $1,440.00
Fee Protection Scheme $151.75
Application Fee $100.00
7% GST  $867.42
TOTAL $13,259.17

Note: Fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Fees & Funding

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