Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (QCF)

Provided by Boston Business School

Course introduction



About Pearson

Pearson Education Limited is the UK’s largest awarding body providing a wide range of qualifications including academic, vocational, occupational and specific programmes for employers.
Pearson is the worlds leading learning company with the aim is to help everyone progress in their lives through education. Pearson has been involved in education for over 150 years, and by working across 70 countries, in 100 languages, have built an international reputation for a commitment to high standards and raising achievement through innovation in education. 
BTEC Higher National Diplomas (HND) provides programme of specialist vocational learning at Level 5, reflecting the needs of professional organisations. The qualification places a strong emphasis on developing practical, specialist knowledge and understanding. It is recognised internationally by employers and institutes of higher learning.  
The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) code is known as a Qualification Number (QN). Each unit within a qualification will also have a QCF unit code. The QCF qualification and unit codes will appear on learners’ final certification documentation. 
The QN for the qualifications in this publication is: 500/8239/5 BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (QCF)
Course Objectives
  • Equip individuals with knowledge, understanding and skills for success in a range administrative and management positions in business 
  • Provide specialist routes of study which relate to individual professions within the business  world in which learners are working or intend to seek employment 
  • Enable progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in business or a related area 
  • Support individuals employed or entering employment in the business field 
  • Develop the individual’s ability in the business field through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme
Syllabus Overview

Mandatory Units 
  • Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business
  • Business Decision Making
  • Business Environment
  • Business Strategy
  • Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
  • Marketing Principles
  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Research Project
Specialist Units (8 units must be completed)
Units Pathway
• Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results
• Managing Communications, Knowledge and Information
• Personal and Professional Development 
• Working with and Leading People
• Administrative Services
• Business Events Management
• Operations Management in Business
• Project Management for Business
• Small Business Enterprise
• Administrative Services
• Business Events Management
• Operations Management in Business
• Project Management for Business
• Small Business Enterprise
BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business 

Mode of Delivery

The programme is delivered through classroom lectures, group and individual assignments, case studies, in-class exercises and industry visits where appropriate.

Full – time
  • 18  months (Theory)
  • Monday to Friday, 3 hours per session
Part– time
  • 26 months (Theory)
  • 3 days a week, 3 hours per session
Awarding Body

The BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma is awarded by Pearson Education Limited, UK.
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business, you must
• be at least 18 years old at the time of application
• meet the minimum academic qualification and English standard listed in table below:
 Progression Route  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business or related Level 3 qualification or equivalent
• Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
 Academic Route • GCE A Level
 Mature Candidate Route 21 years old and above and
• Minimum of 2 years relevan work experience or
• GCE O Level – 3 passes (1 pass must be in English) or equivalent or
• GCE N Level – 5 passes (1 pass must be in English) or equivalent
 English Requirement • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Progression Opportunities

University Pathway

BTEC Higher Nationals are well recognised internationally – the qualifications are currently delivered in 65 different countries.

As with most progression pathways to degrees, the entry point for a learner is at the discretion of the international higher education centre. In addition, the centre may have specific requirements around language levels, etc. that the learner will need to meet as part of the application process. 
  • BTEC HNC Level 4 in Business > BTEC HND Level 5 in Business > University Year 3
Over 100 universities worldwide recognise BTEC qualifications for progression so graduates can pursue a top-up final year degree with British, Australia and US universities.
Career Prospects

The BTEC Higher NationalDiploma in Business is a vocational qualification and so provides learners in Singapore with a range of skills and knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace.

Fees & Funding

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