The BTEC Higher National qualifications in Business aim to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the business sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their business careers. In addition to the knowledge, understanding, and skills that underpin the study of the business sector, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Business give students experience of the sector's breadth and depth that will prepare them for further study or training.
Individuals who apply for any of the BTEC Business pathways will obtain an internationally recognized qualification that prepares them for industry roles while gaining a sound understanding of the chosen business pathway in general. The courses are suitable for a wide range of candidates, including school leavers, mature students returning to education (with related work experience), Individuals in employment who wish to improve their career prospects, Individuals who wish to start their own business.
The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business offers students six specialist pathways designed to support progression into relevant occupational areas or degree-level study. These pathways are linked to Professional Body standards (where appropriate) and can provide professional status and progression to direct employment.
Holders of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their study field. They will have learned to apply those principles more widely. They will have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will perform effectively in their chosen field and have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.
The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognized by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant business-related courses, for example:
BSc (Hons) in Business and Management
BA and BSc (Hons) in Business Studies
BSc (Hons) in International Management.
Students should always check the entry requirements for degree programs at specific Higher Education providers. After completing a BTEC Higher National Certificate or Diploma, students can also progress directly into employment.
he entry requirements for our Level 4 programs are:
Applicants must be 18 or over.
Open Entry: At least one GCE A level pass, with supporting passes at GCSE at Grades A, B, or C in appropriate subjects
Mature entry: Appropriate work experience
APEL / APL: Students already in employment or with relevant previous experience
English Language Competency/Requirements
For students to be successful on Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications taught and assessed in English, they must have an appropriate level of English language skills. Students are required to demonstrate suitable levels of English competence.