HND Business

Wiltshire College

Program Description

HND Business

Wiltshire College

HND Business

The Higher National Diploma in Business (International Programme) is ideal for students seeking a higher education qualification and training in the world of business and international trade. The HND Business is a level 5 qualification which means it is at the same level as foundation degrees and other higher education diplomas awarded by universities.

A key feature of this HND is that it provides a specialist business education over a two year period linked to professional body requirements (for example the Chartered Management Institute) and ensures a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required to progress into employment or continued undergraduate studies.

Learners are attracted to the HND Business as it meets the needs of individual progression whether into employment or to further study on degree or professional courses.

This HND Business at Wiltshire College has an international theme with specific units providing training and development in the process and development of international business. These are essential skills to develop for employment in our increasingly global economy.

Course fees

£5,000 per year


Chippenham Campus

Course Structure

Assessments take the form of written assignment, reports, group presentations and individual projects. Students will study the following units:

Year 1

  • Business Environment
  • Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Marketing
  • Exporting Techniques and Procedures
  • Contract Law
  • Business Decision Making
  • Personal and Professional Development

Year 2

  • Research Project
  • Business Work Experience
  • International Marketing
  • Employability Skills
  • Small Business Enterprise
  • Business Ethics
  • Working with and Leading People
  • Business Strategy


As a student on a higher education course at Wiltshire College you will have a tutor with whom you can discuss your academic progress. Students will meet with their tutor as a group frequently, with one-to-one personal tutorials at least twice a year. This helps ensure you make good progress towards your qualification, and lets you discuss issues relating to your academic performance.

Entry requirements

  • 80 UCAS points 2 Es or 1 C at A Level or equivalent
  • IELTS score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each area
  • A succesful interview
  • Applications from mature candidates without the required entry criteria are welcomed and considered on an individual basis.

What next?

Many former students from our full-time Higher National programme are now either studying in the UK or overseas or have gone into employment in international business. Students will be able to apply for further undergraduate studies in the UK if they wish or find employment in a related area and continue part-time professional studies such as Marketing (CIM), Human Resource Management (CIPD), Legal studies (ILEX), Management (CMI) or Accountancy (AAT).

Wiltshire College has direct links with Universities and will assist you with gaining a place in the second or third year of a degree programme.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 10, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
2 years
Full time
5,000 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Chippenham, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 5,000 GBP
- per year