Qualification frameworks such as 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 HND in Business ( Pathway: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management), students are required to complete 15 units, totalling 240 credits of which 120 credits are at Level 4, and 120 credits are at Level 5. Research Project in Year 2 runs over two terms.

Student Progression to Year 2:

  • Student should PASS/Achieve minimum 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 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 (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management)
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
69Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (optional L4)415
78Innovation and Commercialisation (optional L4)415Term 3, Year 1
86Managing a Successful Business Project (core)415
912Organisational Behaviour (core)515Term 1, Year 2
1027Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunities (specialist unit L5)515
1132Business Strategy (optional unit L5)515
1228Launching a New Venture (specialist unit L5)515Term 2, Year 2
1311Research Project (core)*530
1429Managing and Running a Small Business (specialist unit L5)515
1511Research Project (core)*530Term 3, Year 2
1640International Marketing (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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