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 Edexcel  (BTEC)




Why choose Edexcel (BTEC)

Course Content 

Entry Requirements

  

COURSE INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Awarding   Body   Pearson Edexcel

Level of Course

HND is a level-5 qualification (equivalent to the second year of a UK bachelor’s degree). There is an embedded level-4 exit qualification the HNC

 

Number of Credit Hours

Upon successful completion of the course the student will have completed at least 240 credits. On completion of Higher National Certificate (HNC) the student will have completed at least 120 credits.

Study

Term Start Dates

Classroom Learning 15 to 21 hours per week

Day time and Evening study options available

August, September, October

January, February, April

 

BTEC Higher National Certificate (1 Year)

The HNC is a level-4 qualification delivered over one year. The HNC is an embedded component of the HND, however, it can be taken as a stand- alone qualification. If a student opts to take the HNC the student would be eligible for a HNC after successful completion of a minimum of 8 modules. The Modules selected for the course are found on the application form.
 

BTEC Higher National Diploma (2 Years)

The HND is a level-5 qualification delivered over two years, the first year at level 4 and the second year at level-5. If a student opts to take the HND, the student would be eligible for a Higher National Diploma after successful completion of a minimum of 15 modules. The Modules selected for the course are found on the application form.
 

Attendance

Students are required to maintain their attendance at the required level at all times
 

Workload

We recommend an average of 10-12 hours of home study per week for this programme.

Work will be checked by lecturers on regular basis and feedback provided for improvements.

  Expectations  

Students at end of term to hand in the required number of assignments. Have attendance on all the subjects and feedback from their lecturers,

 Assessment 

Student achievement in assessment in all units is graded as ‘pass’ ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. The assessments are tested with assignments and presentations. The students’ work is marked internally by the college An external verifier checks procedures and results.

Assignments are scheduled for collection - June and December every year.

BTEC students will have access to the student portal. This has a list of library books they can  borrow and where they can find other relevant course material.
End of course students must be in contact with the college. Students must ensure the college has their correct contact details at all times.

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 Why Choose to do Edexcel BTEC

Professional body recognition

The Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Business have been developed with career progression and recognition by professional bodies in mind. It is essential that learners gain the maximum benefit from their programme of study.

Further details of professional body recognition and exemptions for Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals are given in the 

BTEC Higher Nationals – Professional Recognition and Progression

What does the course include?

The BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business is a vocational Higher Education course; it is designed to prepare you for a career in business through a combination of theoretical and practical teaching

Kindly note : The units selected for the course are listed below please ensure you are aware there is no other choice available. The units include the BTEC Business core units marked below as well as the optional units not marked.

1. Businesses and the Business Environment  – Core unit 

2. Marketing Essentials  - Core unit

3. Human Resource Management - Core unit

4. Management and Operations - Core unit

5. Management Accounting - Core unit

6. Managing a Successful Business Project - Core unit

7. Business Law 

8. Financial Accounting 

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What does the course include?

BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business is a vocational Higher Education course; it is designed to prepare you for a career in business through a combination of  theoretical and practical teaching
 

Kindly note : The units selected for the course are listed below please ensure you are aware there is no other choice available. The units include the BTEC Business core units marked below as well as the optional units not marked.

The units the course will include:

  1. Business & The Business Environment  -  Core unit                          

  2. Organisational Behaviour  - Core unit                                        

  3. Human Resource Management – Core unit

  4. Management and Operations  - Core unit                                             

  5. Management Accounting  - Core unit

  6. Managing A Successful Business Project – Core unit

  7. Marketing  Essentials – Core unit

  8. Research Project – Core unit

  9. Business Law 

  10. Business  Strategy 

  11. Sales Management  

  12. Financial Accounting- 

  13. International Marketing

  14. Understanding and Leading Change 

  15. Developing Individuals, Teams and Organizations

The calculation of the overall qualification grade is based on the student’s performance in all units to the value of 240 credits.

Students are awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction qualification grade  HND.

The Curriculum for BTEC includes a compulsory weekly lecture English Development lecture offered to all students in addition to the four subjects they will study that term

This extra support lecture provides Student’s  with careers guidance as well as any additional support students may need in their English and planning for their higher education.

Higher-level skills

Learners studying for Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Business will be expected to develop the following skills during the programme of study:

• Cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis  through scenario questions and mini case studies. 

• Effective problem solving and decision making using appropriate quantitative and qualitative skills including identifying, formulating and solving business problems

• Effective communication, oral and in writing, using a range of media widely used in business e.g. the preparation and presentation of business reports, class presentations.

• Numeric and quantitative skills including data analysis, interpretation and extrapolation; the use of models of business problems and phenomena

• Effective use of communication and information technology for business applications

• Effective self-management in terms of time, planning, motivation, self-starting, individual initiative and enterprise

• Developing an appropriate learning style through effective teaching.

• Self-awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issues, through class debates.

• Effective performance within a team environment including leadership, team-building, influencing and project-management skills

• Interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuading and presentation, through group work and role play.

• Abilities to conduct research into business and management issues.

Support and regular feedback will be provided to students to achieve these skills. Students that need personalised learning plans will be advised by the Director Of Studies.
 

Entry Requirements 

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What do I need to get on to the course?

Entry Requirements

You must hold

For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

·        A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business

·        A GE advanced level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an 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

·        IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections for a level 4 or 5 qualification  level B2 

We will need to review the profile of qualifications and/ or experience held by applicants, considering whether your profile shows an ability to progress to level 4 or level 5 qualifications.

We will  consider applicants’ prior learning when considering their acceptance on a BTEC Higher Nationals, through Recognition of Prior Learning

Please note that UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires adult students to have acceptable English Language ability before they can apply to become an adult student under Tier 4 (General) of the points- based system. Student must be competent in the English Language at a minimum of Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 for a QCF level 4 or 5 qualifications

How is the course assessed?

Coursework and continual assessment, there are no external exams although you may sometimes have in class tests, presentations,role play.

Where does it lead?

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in business, which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage. The Level 5 Higher National Diploma allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study.

On successful completion of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma, students can develop their careers in the business sector through:

Entering employment

Continuing existing employment

Linking with the appropriate Professional Body

Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Progressing to university.

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant business-related courses, for example:

BSc (Hons) in Business and Management

BA and BSc (Hons) in Business Studies

BSc (Hons) in International Management.

Students should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes at specific Higher Education providers. After completing a BTEC Higher National Certificate or Diploma, students can also progress directly into employment.

Calculation of the final qualification grade

Conditions for the Award

To achieve a Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma qualification a student must have:

completed units equivalent to 120 credits at level 5;

achieved at least a pass in 105 credits at level 5;

completed units equivalent to 120 credits at level 4;

achieved at least a pass in 105 credits at level 4.

To achieve a Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate qualification a student must have:

completed units equivalent to 120 credits at level 4;

achieved at least a pass in 105 credits at level 4.

Compensation Provisions

Compensation Provisions for the HND

A student can still be awarded an HND if they have not achieved a minimum of a Pass in one of the 15 credit units at Level 4 and one of the 15 credit units at Level 5 but they have otherwise fulfilled all the above conditions.

Compensation Provisions HNC

A student can still be awarded an HNC if they have not achieved a minimum of a Pass in one of the 15 credit units but they have otherwise fulfilled all the above conditions.

The calculation of the overall qualification grade is based on the student’s performance in all units to the value of 120 credits. Students are awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction qualification grade using the points gained through all 120 credits, at Level 4 for the HNC or Level 5 for the HND, based on unit achievement.

All units in valid combination must be attempted (120 credits)

At least 105 credits must be Pass or above

All 120 credits count in calculating the grade

The overall qualification grade is calculated in the same way for the HNC and for the HND

Student concerns?

Each student is valued at LBBA, students are encouraged to let their concerns be known formally or informally. Processes are in place to collect information and be used to make improvements to support student needs. LBBA is known to put student concerns foremost and student representatives can help in this process.

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