Edexcel BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business

This qualification equips the learner with a comprehensive understanding of the essential knowledge and skills needed to help him/her embark on a wide variety of business careers, and specifically focuses on the area of business administration. The BTEC Higher National Diploma will educate in various occupational routes available in business administration, helping learners to progress to a more prominent position if already in employment, or move on to higher education. The course is designed to be adaptable to a learner’s needs, abilities and career aspirations. The structure of the course allows to focus on interests, and the areas which the learner feels will benefit most, such as managing business information, understanding legal aspects of administration or starting a small business.

Course Brief

The course is made up of sixteen units (16) – 8 core units, which are mandatory, and 8 specialist units leading to the HND. The specialist units enable the learner to study particular areas in depth, and there is opportunity to follow a clear specialist pathway. These specialist pathways are recognized in the following endorsed qualification titles:

  • Marketing

  • Managing Financial Resources and Decisions

  • Organisations and Behaviour

  • The Business Environment

  • Common Law – I

  • Business Decision Making

  • Business Strategy

  • Managing Professional Development

  • Working with and Leading People

  • Employee relations

  • Employability Skills

  • Marketing Intelligence

  • Managing human resources

  • Human Resources Management

  • Common Law – II

  • Research Project

Entry Criteria

‘O ’ levels, 10th grade equivalents (GED / CBSE / ICSE / WAEC / NECO /ISC/ HSC, Filipino Board


Employment opportunities

With the international recognition of BTEC courses, you can progress straight into employment or higher education. If successful there are a variety of potential careers that you can explore, all of which will benefit from your studies, for example: administrative assistant, investment administrator or facilities manager etc.