This course is designed for those wishing to prepare for a career at professional / management level in business. Learning is accomplished by: lectures, guest speakers, seminars, application of theory and models to real and fictional case studies, individual and group work, role play and experiential learning. The course comprises eight core and eight optional units. Students may be able to select their optional units and so design a study pathway towards their particular career interests. It is practically based and provides students with skills and expertise which are both current and highly marketable. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral. This qualification has been approved by ACCA, CIMA and CIPS and may also offer exemptions in professional body exams such as CIMA, CIPD, ACCA and CIPS (units dependent). Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.
Students may wish to convert the BTEC HND into a full BA (Hons) Degree by completing the top up year which is available at Chichester College or other UK universities. Alternatively, excellent long-term career routes for HND Business Diploma holders