Apply Now

Entry Requirements

GCSE maths and English at grade A*-C or above (or equivalent), plus a UCAS Tariff score of 160 from a full BTEC Level 3 qualification such as BTECs, A Levels or an Access Course in business or a related subject.

For further details on entry requirements, please see the Higher Education Guide 2015-16 on our website.

Who is the course for

Gain the skills and understanding to enhance your existing business knowledge to give your career in marketing, HR or finance a boost. Besides being a stand alone qualification this course is for those who are in, or plan to enter employment in, a wide range of business related areas. It is also ideal for students who wish to progress on to the 2nd year of a university degree course or complete the HND component of their higher national qualifcation.

Course Content


  • Business and the environment
  • Marketing essentials
  • Human resource management
  • Management and operations
  • Management accounting
  • Managing a successful business*
  • Business law
  • Entrepreneurship and small business management.

Study Methods

Lectures, group work, assignments, presentations and workshops.

How is the course assessed

Assessment is through a series of assignments including written assignments, group work and presentations.

* the unit 6: Managing a successful business is externally assessed.

Where next - Further Studies

Students passing the HNC course will be able to progress onto the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business at Uxbridge College, with a view to completing a full degree programme at university. Many professional bodies also recognise the HNC for further professional study.

Where next - Job Opportunities

The HNC is a recognised qualification which can assist entry into the business sector. Jobs roles include: HR co-ordinator, marketing assistant or customer service assistant.

More Information

Students will attend college for 15 hours - over three days. Student are expected to complete approximately 18 hours per week of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments).

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 10 June 2016

How to Apply

All applications for HND courses are through Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS). For an application pack, contact UCAS on 01242 227788 or visit

For information and advice from the College you can also make an initial application by clicking the Apply Now button below. Our Information, Advice and Guidance team can provide you with support and advice to help you through the UCAS process.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Wed 28 September 2016

Starts: 28/09/2016

Duration: 32 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00