Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

HND Business

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Course Code: HE0032-1C Course Type: University-level (HE) Campus: Central Brighton Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 2 Years Awarding Body: Pearson

This course will help you develop your understanding of business theories, and how they can be linked to business practice. It will give you the skills and confidence to make your entrepreneurial ideas work more successfully in the real world, as well as providing you with an educational foundation for a range of administrative and management careers, opening the door to specialised studies that are directly relevant to individual vocations and professions.

Key features

  • Talks from industry professionals
  • Small class sizes
  • Experienced and passionate teaching staff
  • Central Brighton location
  • Employment-focused and industry-relevant course

This business course will meet your needs, whether you are a student who is continuing your education and wanting a clear route into either a good job, gaining a BA (Hons) degree, or a mature student who wants to return to gain a missed educational qualification. Higher National Diplomas are nationally recognised qualifications that can improve your CV and lead you to a successful career in Business.

Entry requirements

Interview and normally a relevant BTEC Extended Diploma or A Level. Minimum 48 UCAS points.

Three GCSEs (minimum grade C or 4/5 including English language and maths or a science).

International students: IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required for all the sub-skills elements, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and an equivalent overseas qualification.

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Entry requirements

You will gain flexibility, knowledge and motivation skills, as a basis for future studies and career development. The course will also provide you with a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes, essential for successful performance in working life.

At the MET, we celebrate ambition and strive to equip our students with the skills necessary for a life and career in the modern world. Our IT suites and quality learning resources provide a fantastic environment to explore course areas and gain the knowledge that employers value.

The course is assessed by a mixture of in-course assignment work and end of unit examination assignments. Course work assignments can take the form of business reports, business briefings, individual or group presentations, time-constrained assessments, presentations of individual research.

The HND in Business is run as a modular course over two years. Students are required to complete and pass 16 units, eight in year 1 and eight in year 2. There are eight business core units and eight specialist units.

Year 1 core units:

    Business and the business environment
    Marketing essentials
    Human resource management
    Management and operations
    Management accounting
    Managing a successful business project

Year 2 core units:

    Research project and organisational behaviour

Facilities

Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios

Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the METs virtual learning environment

Library and computing facilities

Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support

Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks

A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon, both open to the public and offering exceptional value

Facilities

Progression

This nationally recognised HND qualification is at the same level as the second year of a BA degree course. On completion of the HND, students can either enter employment or they may be able to join the final year of a BA course at a university. 

Potential careers include:

  • Retail manager
  • Sales manager
  • Business consultant
  • General manager
  • Human resources officer
  • Training and development officer
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Human resources manager
  • Business manager
  • Business development manager
  • Business advisor
  • Office manager
Progression
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Financial manager or director

Typical Tasks:

  • Participates in the formulation of strategic and long-term business plans, assesses the implications for the organisation financial mechanisms and oversees their implementation.
  • Plans external and internal audit programmes, arranges for the collection and analysis of accounting, budgetary and related information, and manages the company.
  • Determines staffing levels appropriate for accounting activities.
  • Assesses and advises on factors affecting business performance.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

83 Available opportunities 2.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £25,526

AVERAGE £50,193

POTENTIAL £99,860

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies

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Public relations professional

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses issues of business strategy, products, services and target client base with senior colleagues to identify public relations requirements.
  • Writes, edits and arranges for the effective distribution of press releases, newsletters and other public relations material.
  • Addresses individuals, clients and other target groups through meetings, presentations, the media and other events to enhance the public image of an organisation.
  • Develops and implements tools to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of public relations exercises.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

58 Available opportunities 2.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £18,330

AVERAGE £30,381

POTENTIAL £48,009

Desired Skills:
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Listening
  • Mathematics

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Business, research or administrative professional n.e.c.

Typical Tasks:

  • Coordinates the organisation's services and resources, liaises with other senior staff.
  • Analyses internal processes and systems, recommends and implements procedural and policy changes.
  • Recruits and manages staff, assigns and delegates tasks and duties, makes changes in procedures to deal with variations in workload.
  • Develops plans, sets objectives and monitors and evaluates performance.
  • Prepares and reviews operational and financial reports.
  • Controls and administers budgets.
  • Advises national and local government on the interpretation and implementation of policy decisions, acts and regulations, and provides technical assistance in the formulation of policy.
  • Co-ordinates and directs the activities of Revenue and Customs offices, Job Centres, Benefits Agency offices and other local offices of national government.
  • Registers and maintains records of all births, deaths and marriages in local authority area, issues appropriate certificates and reports any suspicious causes of death to the coroner.
  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided by the private sector to local government studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

1 Available opportunities 4.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £26,774

AVERAGE £41,145

POTENTIAL £67,880

Desired Skills:

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Business or related research professional

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with production team to generate and develop ideas for film, television and radio programmes.
  • Research sources for accurate factual material, finds suitable contributors to programmes or print features and deals with any copyright issues.
  • Briefs presenters, scriptwriters or journalists as required via verbal or written reports.
  • Provides administrative support for programme development such as booking facilities.
  • Provides support to criminal intelligence or to military or other security operations by gathering and verifying intelligence data and sources.
  • Presents findings in the required format, via written reports or presentations.
  • Researches images for clients in a wide range of media using specialist picture libraries and archives, museums, galleries etc., or commissions new images.
  • Liaises with client on the appropriate image/s to be used.
  • Deals with copyright issues and negotiates fees.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

129 Available opportunities 2.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £20,690

AVERAGE £33,462

POTENTIAL £51,656

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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