HND Business (Management): Online Top-Up

Once you have successfully completed your HNC Business, enroling onto our HND Business Management top-up course is the next obvious step in developing your business career.

This course is designed to meet the needs of individuals looking to take on a managerial role, working in today’s changing economic landscape.

The HND Business Management offers two years of part-time study at Level 5 building on the experience and learning you undertook at Level 4. It will develop the theories and ideas further as well as introduce new areas such as entrepreneurship. Core business disciplines will be explored alongside units that focus on business management.

This is a modular programme delivered fully online by our teachers through our Virtual Learning Environment. There is one full day a week timetabled along with set home study tasks.

When you study with Activate Learning, you will belong to a group of students studying the HND and have regular one-to-ones, group interactions and taught sessions with a team of highly qualified and experienced teachers.

We understand the unique needs of students studying online; we appreciate that you may be juggling work, family and other commitments, and at Activate Learning we are really experienced in supporting you. We have a dedicated team of Higher Education Study Support Tutors who are on hand if you need additional help.

We are committed to a flexible progressive learning model and so on successful completion you can apply to progress to the BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise (Top-Up). 

Once you have successfully completed your HNC Business, enroling onto our HND Business Management top-up course is the next obvious step in developing your business career. This course is designed to meet the needs of individuals looking to take on a managerial role, working in today’s changing economic landscape. 

Course fees

Home/EU* Fee for September 2022 entry: £3,265 per year

Please note: Tuition fees are published for the first year of entry only and may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the Office for Students.

*Fee information for European Union (EU) students: If your course starts on or after the 1st August 2021, you will no longer be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England unless you meet one of the following criteria:

  • you are able to benefit from the citizens’ rights agreements
  • you are an Irish national living in the UK or Republic of Ireland – benefits of Irish nationals under Common Travel Area guidance arrangement will continue

If you need any further information or guidance, please contact us at HE@activatelearning.ac.uk

The HND Business Management has eight units made up of five core units:

  • Research Project (Pearson set)
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Principles of Operations Management
  • Understanding and Leading Change
  • Global Business Environment

and two additional units:

  • Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunities
  • Customer Value management

You will develop your academic writing and research skills as well as transferable skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving.

The year is divided into two semesters. Twi units will be delivered in each 16-week semester. You will complete four units in year 1 and another four units in year 2.

The HNC in Business Management is delivered fully online by our teachers through our Virtual Learning Environment. When you study with Activate Learning, you will belong to a group of students studying the HNC and have regular one-to-ones, group interactions and taught sessions with a team of highly qualified and experienced teachers.

We understand the unique needs of students studying online; we understand you may be juggling work, family and other commitments, and at Activate Learning we are really experienced in supporting you. We have a dedicated team of Higher Education Study Support Tutors who are on hand if you need additional help.

If you do not have a recognised disability or specific learning difficulty, but feel that you require additional support with your studies, you may be eligible to access some discrete sessions in one of the following areas:

  • assistive software training
  • IT upskilling
  • essay planning and structure
  • proofreading and editing written work
  • bibliographies and referencing
  • time management and personal organisation
  • revision and exam tips
  • presentation techniques

Our Higher Education courses allow you to progress from level 4 (HNC) through to level 5 (HND) and ultimately complete a BA top-up year to complete a full BS (Hons) degree in Business and Enterprise awarded by Oxford Brookes.

Each level is a year of full-time education (two years part-time). You only commit to a year at a time and can choose to take a break in study at the end of each academic year. Each year of study provides a nationally accepted qualification allowing you to evidence achievement at each level.

On successful completion of the HND, you can progress to our BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise. Please note that the BA (Hons) is only offered full-time, this equates to one full day in college.

You must have successfully completed a Level 4 HNC in Business to be accepted on this programme.

As this programme is delivered online, you will need reliable WiFi and a computer or laptop with a camera and microphone.

Textbooks are available from our library but you may wish to purchase personal copies of the core texts These will cost approximately £100.

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