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Course overview

This course runs at Newcastle College.

The HNC/D Business course is taught by experienced industry experienced professionals and is designed for students wanting to pursue a career in Business.

In the first year you will study mandatory units including Business Environment, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Leadership & Management,
Accounting Principles and Managing a Successful Business Project. You will also study specialist units which may include Entrepreneurial Ventures and Innovation & Commercialisation.

In the second year you will study mandatory units including Research Project, and Organisational Behaviour
You will study specialist units which may include; Global Business Environment, Business Strategy, Tapping into New & International Markets, Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations, Resource & Talent Planning.
You will also receive advice and guidance on applying to study at University for a BA (Hons) degree on a ‘top-up’ year.

What else do I need to know?

The part-time HNC course runs over two years and you will attend college one day per week on a Thursday. To complete the HND on a part-time basis you will continue to study one afternoon/evening per week for an additional 2 years. There is also the option to study the HNC and HND on a full-time basis.

To help you there is a course team of friendly, approachable tutors committed to your success. Your Curriculum Leader and Course Tutors will meet with you regularly to discuss your progress.

To find out more please contact course leader, Jan Heath; janet.heath@nulc.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

Typically, you will need to have completed a relevant BTEC Extended Diploma course in a business related subject, OR an A Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in more than one subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* - C (9-4). The College also welcomes applications from mature students and students with relevant experience but without formal qualifications. All prospective students will be interviewed and assessed individually.

How is it assessed?

Teaching, learning & assessment methods
Teaching, learning and assessment methods used to deliver this curriculum are designed to provide experience, and reflection and the development of concepts which can then be explored. Teaching methods used vary according to the nature of each unit, but include formal lectures, individual research projects and student centred activities. There will be access to small group teaching with high levels of teaching hours and individual support in facilitating this programme.

What financial support is on offer?

You can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or Higher Education Loan to help with the costs of your course if you are 19 or older and the course you are studying is an eligible Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 course.

What can I do next?

On successful completion of the HNC course you can progress on to the HND Business. On successful completion of the HND you could progress onto a ‘top-up’ degree at university. These courses will also equip you with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the business environment, at a supervisory or management level.

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