Course Overview

The HND in Business (Operations Management) will enable you to develop core study skills, boosting your employability. This programme provides students with opportunities and practical preparation for operations management within a business context. The course has a strong vocational focus and ensures students have the skills and techniques to support their progression into work-related business industries. It has been designed to embrace the ever-changing nature of the modern business environment and includes modules in human resource management, management and operations, innovation and commercialisation, management accounting, operations and project management, business and the business environment, business strategy, principles of operations and supply chain management.

This two-year HND in Business (Operations Management) course develops your ability to understand business issues from a range of perspectives, to analyse management problems and specify workable solutions.

Course Description

Learners on the HND in Business (Operations Management) pathway will develop their understanding of contemporary business operations theories. Exploring key benchmarks and processes to enable an effective critique of operational functions, you will also consider the fundamentals of project management throughout the duration of the project lifecycle.

Who is this course for?

This programme is ideal for students who have an interest focussing on the development of higher-level skills in a business context or are employed and wish to gain a higher level qualification in business management/operations.

Career Prospects – HND Operations Management

The mix of theory and practice enables graduates to apply what they have learned to real industry situations, enhancing their employment as well as career prospects. Once you have completed the course, you can convert your HND into a degree by taking a one-year top-up degree programme with us, or you could choose to seek employment within your chosen industry.

On completion of the course, you will be awarded a Higher National Diploma (HND).

Course Units

First Year

601/8364/0: Pearson BTEC Level 4 HND in Business


Second Year

601/8365/2: Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Business (Operations Management)


Entry Requirements

  • GCSE passes at grades ‘A to C’ including English Language, and either a minimum of one A Level at grades ‘A’ to ‘E’, or a BTEC Level 3 Certificate or Diploma, or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution; or
  • College-recognised certificated learning equivalent to the above. Where possible Regent College uses the NARIC database to determine equivalents to GCSE and A level qualifications; or
  • Normally, two or more years of work experience at a managerial/supervisory/admin level relevant to the programme applied for. This must be evidenced via a personal statement, work experience form and successful interview, and supported by employment reference(s) indicating the duration of employment and the role.

You may be eligible to join an HND programme if you have previous learning that satisfies the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course you are interested in, normally with 90 credits (subject to syllabus studied previously). It is your responsibility to demonstrate this with objective evidence.

Prospective students who are not UK nationals, or who are UK nationals but do not have GCSE English Language at grades A to C, are required to take the Regent College’s Wembley English Academy English language assessment. If you hold IELTS grade 5.5, with both reading and writing at grade 5.5, you do not need to sit this assessment.

If you do not meet the required standard of English in the assessment, you will be offered an English language course to help you improve your English to the necessary level to gain admission to the Pearson HND Business programme.

Course Specification

  • Course Fees: £6,165 per year
  • Course Duration: Two-year, Full Time
  • Level: RQF Levels 4 and 5
  • Awarding Body: Pearson
  • Assessment: Assignments/course work
  • Mode of Delivery: Full Time
  • Contact hours: 60 guided learning hours per unit over 40 weeks for all 8 units per year
  • Progression: Employment or admission into the final year of a bachelor’s degree (subject to fulfilling the required admission criteria)
  • Method of study: Lectures, seminars, case study analyses, group discussions and tutorials
  • Intake dates: January, April and September
  • Campus: Madison House, Wembley
  • Disclosure: Pathways that do not recruit the required number of students may not run. You will be advised on alternative options if this is the case.

Career Routes

  • Logistics and Distribution Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Service Delivery Manager

How to apply

Higher National Diploma (HND)

From choosing the desired course to selecting the right pathway, writing your personal statement to submit the application, you can count on our friendly Recruitment Team for help and guidance at every step of the application process. Get in touch to make an initial appointment to discuss your situation.

Step 1: Consultation appointment.

Step 2: Academic interview. If you are applying to study for an HND with Regent College Higher Education, you will need to attend an admissions interview. Your recruitment advisor can book your interview and help you prepare for it. But don’t worry. The interview is your chance to tell us why you want to study at Regent College Higher Education. It is not a test of your interview skills.

Step 3: Submitting your application. Complete your paper-based application and submit it to our Admissions Team.

After submission

You have done the hard work. So what’s next? Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email from us to acknowledge your application.

Our decision

Once we have all the necessary information regarding your application, we will make a final decision. If you are offered a place, the offer may be ‘conditional’ or ‘unconditional’. If you have been accepted onto the course, you will then receive your joining instructions and more information about starting your studies.

If your results don’t meet the conditions of your offer, don’t panic! We aim to be accessible to all students and sometimes the admissions criteria can be based on experience, rather than qualifications. Contact our admissions team if your grades are not what you expected.

Program taught in:
  • English
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