• Pearson Edexcel HND Business Management

    Pearson Edexcel HND Business Management

The Pearson Edexcel Level 5 HND qualification is a UK accredited course which is internationally recognised.

The HND is a modular Business programme equivalent to the first two years of a degree and with one year of extra study at a UK University it can become a BA Honours Degree. We offer a selection of Top Up BA Hons Business courses in partnership with Arden University, which are also online and which you can access once you have completed your HND

This qualification is foundation course, aimed at students who would like a good knowledge of all Business Management aspects.

As the HND is part of the Qualifications and Framework (RQF) it has transferable credits of a minimum of 240.

The HND in Business Management has 15 units.

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Key Benefits

  • The Level 5 HND Business Management will increase your earning potential
  • Successful completion will give you a nationally and internationally recognised qualification
  • The HND qualification is recognised as an access course onto a BA Honours Degree
  • The HND course gives you a strong foundation in Business
  • Develops your knowledge and academic ability, the HND is viewed by employers as a vocational course as it prepares you for careers in the workplace
  • This course is eligible for you to apply for a National Union of Students Card (NUS Extra). Once enrolled on your course you can contact us and we will send you a unique code.
Course Details

Pearson Edexcel HND Business Management

The HND consists of 15 units.

Course Content

15 Units

Business and the Business Environment

  • Provides learners with an understanding of different organisations
  • Understand the influence of stakeholders and the relationship between businesses and the local, national and global environments

Marketing Essentials

  • Understand the purchase decision-making process
  • Recognise situations that influence buying behaviour
  • Exploration of marketing research process

Human Resource Management

  • Builds knowledge and understanding developed in Human Resources
  • Understand the application of Human Resource Management

Management and Operations

  • Understand the operations function within an organisation
  • Develop knowledge to include elements of product and job design, planning and control

Management Accounting

  • Analyses of cost information, both current and future
  • Budgetary planning and control
  • Preparing forecasts and budgets

Business Law

  • Explain the basic nature of the legal system
  • Illustrate the potential impact of the law on a business
  • Suggest appropriate legal solutions to business problems
  • Recommend appropriate legal solutions based upon alternative legal advice provided

Financial Accounting

  • Record business transactions using double entry book-keeping, and be able to extract a trial balance
  • Prepare final accounts for sole-traders, partnerships or limited companies in accordance with appropriate principles, conventions and standards
  • Perform bank reconciliations to ensure company and bank records are correct
  • Reconcile control accounts and shift recorded transactions from the suspense accounts to the right accounts

Managing a Successful Business Project

  • Establish project aims, objectives and timeframes based on the chosen theme
  • Conduct small-scale research, information gathering and data collection to generate knowledge to support the project
  • Present the project and communicate appropriate recommendations based on meaningful conclusions drawn from the evidence findings and/or analysis
  • Reflect on the value gained from conducting the project and its usefulness to support sustainable organisational performance

Research Project

  • Develop skills of independent enquiry and critical analyses

Organisational Behaviour

  • Understand individual and group behaviour in organisations
  • Manage behaviour in the workplace

Operations and Project Management

  • Review and critique the effectiveness of operations management principles
  • Apply the concept of continuous improvement in an operational context
  • Apply the project life cycle (PLC) to a given context
  • Review and critique the application of the PLC used in a given project

Understanding and Leading Change

  • Compare ways in which change impacts on an organisation’s strategy and operations
  • Evaluate the influences that drivers of change have on organisational behaviour
  • Determine how barriers to change influence leadership decision-making
  • Apply a range of leadership approaches to a change initiative

Global Business Environment

  • Analyse different organisations and the influence of stakeholders
  • Understand the relationship between business and the local, national and global environments

Business Strategy

  • Knowledge and understanding of how a business unit can strategically organise and plan for likely future outcomes

Developing Individuals and Teams

  • Analyse employee knowledge, skills and behaviours required by HR
  • Analyse the factors to be considered when implementing and evaluating inclusive learning and development to drive sustainable business
  • Apply knowledge and understanding to the ways in which high-performance working (HPW) contributes to employee engagement and competitive advantage
  • Evaluate ways in which performance management, collaborative working and effective communication can support high-performance culture and commitment

Entry Criteria

Students must:

  • Students must be over 18 years of age
  • English language fluency to IELTS Level 5.5. (International students only)
  • Have a related Level 3 qualification or related work experience (paid or unpaid)

Start Date

  • Every Monday, excluding UK Bank Holidays

Course Duration

  • Approximately 24 months

Course Assessment

  • Completion of an assignment for each unit
  • No examinations

Study Support

  • Students are allocated a UK-based Tutor
  • Tutors are available by telephone and Moodle Messaging (email via the Virtual Learning Environment) to discuss course materials and provide support and assistance with assignments
  • Students Services are available by telephone and email to assist with any issues or concerns during your course

Course Delivery

  • The course is a self-study course. It is delivered via an online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Moodle
  • All course materials are available online

Required Study Time

  • 4 to 6 weeks per unit
  • You will be given a timetable to follow
Fees & Funding

There are several ways you can pay for your fees.

Level 5 HND Business Management

£3250 GBP, plus Edexcel Registration Fee £303.24

The course fees cover all study materials, personal tutor support and assessments.

Instalment Option

Note: There is a £100 admin charge if using this option

Deposit and Registration Fee: Deposit £551 plus registration fee

Eighteen instalments of £155.50 payable on the 1st of each month after the start of the course


Loan Option

Loans available for UK students (subject to status) – minimum 5% deposit of complete fee then 0% APR over 6, 10 or 12 months.

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