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Open Up A World Of Career Opportunities With A HND

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Are you wondering what you are going to do if you do not get your grades for your chosen University? Do you want to gain a qualification that is recognised internationally by potential employers? 

A HND via distance learning could be the right choice for you.

Not only is it cheaper than going to University, a distance-learning HND allows you can study at your own pace and with many rewarding career opportunities open to you after qualifying.  A HND can train you to be a great business all-rounder, helping you to perform effectively and make great progress in the workplace.

As HND courses are structured around gaining and developing the hands-on skills needed in particular sectors, you’ll be highly valued in the eyes of employers.

The Brighton School of Business and Management (BSBM) now has students in over 110 countries.  BSBM has built a reputation for delivering high quality content, support and guidance, which results in high pass rates, as well as contributing to successful career progressions for students.

Here are some of the most popular HND subjects that lead to great career prospects

BSBM offers a range of distance learning Management and Business Edexcel Level 5 HND qualifications, in academic, professional and career development fields, all of which are UK accredited and internationally recognised.

Business Management HND Level 5

The BSBM Business Management HND Level 5 has been designed in collaboration with the business community to reflect the ever-changing nature of the modern business environment. Not only will these courses increase your earning potential, but it also include modules and skills development built into it that will improve your employability.

“98% of HND Business and Management UK postgraduates were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation”  DLHE Survey 2015/16

For example, the HND in Business Management would give you a very strong foundation of knowledge in management best practices such as Finance, Accounting, Costing, Procurement, Marketing, Decision-making, Quality, Strategy etc.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the guidance, encouragement and the positive feedback you have given me throughout the course. It was a pleasurable experience. I really can’t thank you enough”.  Sarah Brown, Business Management HND Student

Here are some career routes Business Management HND graduates typically pursue as a result of their HND:

  • Business development and consultancy
  • Recruitment
  • Marketing
  • Publicity
  • Financial and risk analysis

Travel and Tourism HND Level 5

The travel and tourism sector comprises of many different industries and sub-industries, including services such as retail travel, currency exchange, tour operators and tourist boards. It also covers passenger transport including coach, aviation, rail and waterways and visitor attractions such as museums, theme parks, zoos and heritage sites.

A variety of accommodation services also fall within this category, including hotels, hostels and holiday parks. Associated with hotels and core business operations are conferences and events, which provide considerable all-year-round employment opportunities.

“75% of Travel and Tourism and Hospitality graduates are in gainful employment within six months of completing their course and around a fifth of those employed work within the retail, catering and bar work industry”.  Recent research study by Prospects

BSBM’s Travel and Tourism HND Level 5 course equips individuals with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed in the field of travel and tourism and provides opportunities to develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for a range of careers in the travel and tourism sector.

 “The course allowed me to take classes regardless of where I live or what my schedules was. Subject covered are applicable to my job and are covered in a more practical way allowing me implementing some of the methodology for Management”. Bruno Forster, Travel & Tourism HND Student

Hospitality HND Level 5

BSBM’s Hospitality HND Level 5 course is a nationally and internationally recognised course, providing career entry the hospitality industry.  Studying this course will improve your understanding and develop your skills and techniques required to be successful in the rapidly expanding hospitality sector

“The overall course is well structured and all relevant material provided even without further research. The courses equips you with the knowledge required to effectively and efficiently manage hospitality issues and even life situations in this ever changing environment”. Andrew Moffatt, Hospitality Management HND student

 Once you have successfully completed your HND in Hospitality Management, you can continue to an undergraduate degree in the field of hospitality or hotel or, perhaps, even the leisure industry or conference or event management.

Multiple options on qualifications: Upgrade to a Degree or enter the workplace

The career opportunities for HND students are large and varied, with high rates of students in employment within 6-months of completion of their studies (e.g. 75% for those taking Travel & Tourism, and Hospitality HNDs).

While the practical skills gained from a Higher National Diploma (HND) can lead directly to the workplace, many students also use the qualification as a stepping-stone to an Honours degree.

You can gain your full BA (Hons) through Brighton School of Business and Management, in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University, by extending your HND to a BA Hons (Top Up).

Take your next step with a HND at the Brighton School of Business and Management

By taking an online HND course, you not only get an excellent qualification that employers recognise world-wide, but you will leave equipped with the practical skills that you will need in a wide range of business settings, placing you ahead of others in the job market.

Brighton School of Business and Management (BSBM), a sister company within the GBS Corporate Training Group, is an international online distance learning College, offering a wide range of UK accredited and internationally recognised Management and Business qualifications, at both graduate and postgraduate levels.

Through BSBM you can study for an Award, Certificate or Diploma Level qualification in Coaching and Mentoring, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).  For more details about gaining an HND qualification, please visit the BSBM website.

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