Tel: 01384 363 000

Business HND

I am learning in a safe environment

About this course

Course Aims

Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios. At Level 5 students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the business sector through six core units, which include one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment.

The HND is a follow on from the HNC as all HND learners need to acquire 8 level 4 units.

Course Content

Level 5 units to be completed:

  • Unit 11- Research Project
  • Unit 12 - Organisational Behaviour
  • Unit 32 - Business Strategy
  • Unit 35 - Developing Individuals, Teams & Organisations
  • Unit 36 - Human Resource Management, Value & Contribution to Organisational Success
  • Unit 40 - International Marketing
  • Unit 42 - Planning for Growth


Students will have the opportunity of access to a large number of resources to support them with their studies. Resources including the College Library, with an extensive on-line resource list, journals, books etc… A recommended reading list for each unit will be provided to further support learning should any student wish to purchase


Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business

Teaching on my course is good

What are the entry requirements?

  • English and Maths at Level 2 Functional Skills or Adult Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 and Level 3 qualification in Business at least at Merit, Merit, Merit grade.
  • 3 A levels in Business related subjects at grade C or above.
  • At least 2 years of related work experience including at least GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths or Functional Skills at level 2 in English and Maths.
  • International Qualifications need to be translated and mapped to the UK equivalent to show Level 3 equivalent at least.
  • HNC In Business

Course assessment

In the main, assessment will be in the form of professional reports, individual / group work projects, in class assessments and professional presentations.

I understand my assignment schedule

What's next?

  • Entering employment
  • Progressing to university.

Graduate employees will have gained and developed skills in becoming adaptable, flexible in their approach to business, resilience under pressure, and meeting challenging targets within a given resource.

Please Note

All courses are run subject to numbers, although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information shown above, Dudley College reserves the right to amend the content/arrangements therein as deemed necessary.

All fees quoted are normally per year, are the “standard” prices only and may be subject to change without notice. This applies to those who have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course, for a purpose other than full-time education.

Exceptions to the ”standard” prices may apply - see below for details and how to find out more:

  • Students under 16 years of age - contact the 14-16 Centre Manager on 01384 363 208.
  • Students aged 16-18 are not usually required to pay course fees on full or part-time courses. Contact the admissions team on 01384 363 333 for further details.
  • Non-standard UK/EU/EEA residents and international students - contact the international office on 01384 363 356 or email:

Initial Assessment

Please note that you may be asked to complete an initial assessment for any course that Dudley College offers.

* Statistics from undergraduate induction survey 2013-14.