Qualification frameworks Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are designated Higher
Education qualifications in the UK. They are aligned to the Framework for Higher Education
Qualifications (FHEQ) in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Subject Sector Benchmarks. These qualifications have been regulated to the Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

To achieve the HND in Social and Community Work, students are required to complete 14 units.
Qualification credit value is a minimum of 240 credits. This is made up of fourteen units, twelve with a value of 15 credits, and two with a value of 30 credits.

Student Progression to Year 2:

  • Students should PASS/Achieve minimum of 90 credits to be allowed to start the second year.
    a) Each unit in year 1 carries 15 credits, hence student should PASS a minimum of 6 units
  • Students who are unsuccessful in achieving 90 credits (Pass minimum 6 units), should stay in year 1 to complete minimum requirements.

Any student who does not meet progression requirements may not be allowed, at the discretion of the College, to continue and the termination process will be invoked.

Guidance on Re-submission and Repeat:

  • A Student will only have one Re-submission opportunity for a Referred unit. A Re-submission
    typically involves a reworking of the original task.
  • At the discretion of the Assessment and Progression Board, a student who has not passed the
    Re-Submission may have the opportunity to Repeat an assignment. This will not be based on the
    original task.
  • Students may not be allowed to transfer; this is at the discretion of the College.
  • Re-submission and Repeat should be capped to PASS.
Structure of HND in Business at LCC
SL noUnit NoUnit nameLevelUnit creditTerm, Year
11Business and the Business Environment (core)415Term 1, Year 1
22Marketing Essentials (core)415
34Management and Operations (core)415
43Human Resource Management (core)415Term 2, Year 1
55Management Accounting (core)415
67Business Law (optional L4)415
710Financial Accounting (optional L4)415Term 3, Year 1
86Managing a Successful Business Project (core)415
912Organisational Behaviour (core)515Term 1, Year 2
1036Human Resources-Value and Contribution to Organisational Success (Optional unit L5)515
1139Sales Management (specialist unit L5)515
1232Business Strategy (specialist unit L5)515Term 2, Year 2
1311Research Project (core)*530
1442Planning for Growth (Optional unit L5)515
1511Research Project (core)*530Term 3, Year 2
1631Statistics for Management (Optional unit L5)515

Program Learning Outcomes

Pearson’s qualifications are nationally and internationally recognised by employers and professional organisations. The recognition of the Higher National Diploma (HND) is a way for students to prepare for jobs and careers in their chosen field through membership of relevant professional bodies. Pearson students and graduates may be offered exemptions by professional bodies from parts of their own qualifications in relation to membership.

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