Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business

(Registered under Chapter 493, Registration Number: 252369)

The BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business is designed for those who wish to develop their professional expertise and skills across a range of essential business and marketing areas. The qualification prepares students for employment in the business and marketing sector and will be suitable for students who have already decided that they wish to take up administrative and managerial positions in this area of work. Students will also be able to progress to a degree in business or marketing.

The qualification of Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business is offered by Edexcel of Pearson Group, which is one of the main examination boards in the UK and it is being internationally recognised as well.  For the education pathways, it provides a route for students who are seeking to gain entry to UK higher education programmes. The HND in Business is also recognised by over 130 countries, along with professional associations globally.  

 http://www.edexcel.com/quals/highernationals10/Documents/BTEC_HN_Brochure_Web.pdf

About BTEC Higher National Diploma

 

About Edexcel

Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC) was established in 1984 in the UK by consolidation of Business Education Council (BEC) and Technology Education Council (TEC). In 1996, BTEC further consolidated with University of London Examination & Assessment Council (ULEAC) to set up Edexcel.

Edexcel under the Pearson Group, is the leading provider of internationally recognised qualifications. As the UK's largest awarding body, Edexcel offers qualifications such as GCSE (General Certificates of Secondary Education), GCE (General Certificate of Education) and BTEC, etc.

Compass College is an accredited centre for the Edexcel in respect of BTEC programmes in Hong Kong.

 

About BTEC 

BTECs are work-related qualifications, that are designed to accommodate the needs of employers as well as allowing progression to university degrees. They provide a programme of specialist vocational learning which reflects the requirements of professional organisations and meets the National Occupational Standards for each sector or industry. With their strong emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist sector knowledge, BTECs are recognised internationally as providing learners with the key concepts and practical skills for direct progression to employment and further studies.  

 

At a glance of BTEC Higher National Diploma

This United Kingdom Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Level 5 qualification is designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, targeting the needs of the industry and linking in to the requirements of professional bodies. Students are thoroughly grounded in the central skills, knowledge base and key concepts which underpin the sector. Many students will progress from this onto the final year of an Honours degree course.

Key Features

◆Student-oriented:

Through scientific curriculum design, teaching methodology, assessment standard, internal and external verifications, BTEC allows students’ participation in teaching and learning. Through interactive teaching and provision of support and assistance by the lecturers in the teaching process, students will be able to complete vocational related assessments by themselves and to achieve learning outcomes specified in the course outline, and master their own learning process.

◆Practical:

BTEC programmes are straddling various professional disciplines in accordance with current development of business, economy and technology. Course contents are designed and timely revamped to meet the needs of respective industries and employers on knowledge and skills. BTEC programmes provide hands-on practical skills in works to facilitate career development of students, and the students’ applicability of knowledge and skills can enhance effectiveness of enterprises and are therefore highly desirable by employers.

◆Professional:

BTEC programmes not only develop students the practical skills in works, other than teaching academic knowledge, the programmes also foster various skills required in the learning process of further studies, such as analytical abilities, problem solving skills, independent research and initiative abilities, etc. Also, BTEC HND programmes enable students to better grasp various knowledge and skills on English proficiency, and therefore strengthen their language foundation on progression to further studies.

◆Tailor-made:

BTEC programmes are designed according to the needs of enterprises, education objectives and industry standards. The contents and assessment methods are highly linked to the needs of the society, and tailor-made to meet the needs and circumstances of enterprises.

◆Quality-assured:

Accredited centres exercise stringent internal verification according to the quality assurance requirements stipulated by Edexcel. Evidences of internal evaluation are kept during the teaching process to ensure reasonability, fairness and effectiveness of assessments. Independent experts will carry out external verification on the operations of the centres by paying visits to the centres twice a year, and proactively communicate with . This double monitoring mechanism ensures consistent quality of BTEC programmes.

Worldwide Recognition

 

Worldwide Recognition

BTEC HND programmes are recognised by universities and professional bodies all over the world, graduated students may choose to enter the employment market or progress to further studies. Some institutions which accept BTEC HND are listed as follows, students are usually required to meet some other entry requirements set by respective institutions:

United Kingdom:

 

Anglia Ruskin University

www.anglia.ac.uk

University of Bedfordshire

www.beds.ac.uk

University College Birmingham

www.ucb.ac.uk

The University of Bolton

www.brighton.ac.uk

Bath Spa University

www.bathspa.ac.uk

Bradford College (University Centre)

www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Bradford University

www.brad.ac.uk

University of Brighton

www.brighton.ac.uk

Buckinghamshire New University

www.bucks.ac.uk

Coventry University

www.coventry.ac.uk

Canterbury Christ Church University

www.canterbury.ac.uk

University of Central Lancashire

www.uclan.ac.uk

University of Derby

www.derby.ac.uk

De Montfort University

www.dmu.ac.uk

University of Glamorgan

www.glam.ac.uk

University of Gloucestershire

www.glos.ac.uk

University of Greenwich

www.gre.ac.uk

Guildhall College (UEL)

www.guildhall.ac.uk

Harper Adams University College

www.harper-adams.ac.uk

University of Hertfordshire

www.herts.ac.uk

University of Huddersfield

www.hud.ac.uk

University of Kent

www.kent.ac.uk

University of Lincoln

www.lincoln.ac.uk

Liverpool John Moores University

www.ljmu.ac.uk

London Metropolitan University

www.londonmet.ac.uk

London South Bank University

www.lsbu.ac.uk

Middlesex University

www.mdx.ac.uk

Manchester Metropolitan University

www.mmu.ac.uk

University of Northampton

www.northampton.ac.uk

Nottingham University

www.nottingham.ac.uk

Oxford Brookes University

www.brookes.ac.uk

University of Plymouth

www.plymouth.ac.uk

University of Portsmouth

www.port.ac.uk

Staffordshire University

www.staffs.ac.uk

University of Surrey

www.surrey.ac.uk

Swansea Metropolitan University

www.smu.ac.uk

Southampton Solent University

www.solent.ac.uk

St Patrick’s College

www.st.patricks.ac.uk

University of Teesside

www.tees.ac.uk

University of Westminster

www.wmin.ac.uk

University of the West of England, Bristol

www.uwe.ac.uk

University of Wolverhampton

www.wlv.ac.uk

University of Worcester

www.worcs.ac.uk

University of Wales Institute

www.uwic.ac.uk

University of Wales, Newport

www.newport.ac.uk

 

USA:

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

www.buffalo.edu

University of Denver

www.du.edu

West Texas A&M University

www.tamu.edu

University of Tampa

www.ut.edu

St Catherine University

www.stkate.edu

East Carolina University

www.ecu.edu

Hawaii Pacific University

www.hpu.edu

Iowa State University

www.iastate.edu

 

 

Canada:

 

Dalhousie University

www.dal.ca

Mount Saint Vincent University

www.msvu.ca

Laurentian University

www.laurentian.ca

 

 

Australia and New Zealand:

 

Curtain University, Sydney

www.curtain.edu.au

Edith Cowan University

www.ecu.edu.au

Murdoch University

www.murdoch.edu.au

University of New England (NSW)

www.une.edu.au

Queensland University of Technology

www.international.qut.edu.au

University of South Australia

www.unisa.edu.au

University of Technology, Sydney

www.uts.edu.au

University of Western Australia

www.uwa.edu.au

University of Canterbury

www.canterbury.ac.nz

University of Otago

www.otago.ac.nz

 

 

France:

 

Parson Paris School of Art and Design

www.parsons-paris.com

 

 

German:

 

Saxion University

www.saxion.edu

 

 

Enterprises:

 

Intel UK and global

www.hw.ac.uk

Escuela Superior de Turismo de Baleares Spain

www.etb-baleares.es

Conrinthia International Hotels Malta

www.corinthiahotels.com

 

 

Middle East and Africa:

 

Heriot Watt University

www.hw.ac.uk

American University in the Emirates

www.aue.ae

Middlesex University, Dubai

www.mdx.ac.uk

Syrian Virtual University

www.svuonline.org

 

 

Enterprises:

 

Department for Tourism and Commerce Dubai

www.dubaitourism.ae

Petroleum Development Oman

www.pdo.co.om

Royal Guard of Oman Technical School Oman

www.rgotc.cjb.net

Pioneer Foods South Africa

www.pioneerfoods.co.za

Emirates Aviation College UAE

www.emiratesaviationcollege.com

 

 

Hong Kong:

 

Upon fulfillment of other entry requirements, most universities and tertiary institutions in Hong Kong accept BTEC HND

 

 

Malaysia:

 

Help University College, Kuala Lumpur

www.help.edu.my

 

 

Vietnam:

 

National Economic University, Hanoi

www.snsc.org.sg

 

 

Professional Bodies:

 

Academy of Executives and Administrators

www.group-ims.com

Academy of Multi-Skills

www.group-ims.com

Association of Accounting Technicians

www.abe.org.uk

Association of Building Engineers

www.abe.org.uk

Association of Certified Book-Keepers

www.icea.enta.net

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

www.acca.org.uk

Association of Financial Controllers and Administrators

www.icea.enta.net

Association of International Accountants

www.aia.org.uk

Association of Professional Recording Services

www.aprs.co.uk

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

www.bases.org.uk

British Computer Society

www.bcs.org

British Institute of Professional Photography

www.bipp.com

Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

www.ciat.org.uk

Chartered Institute of Bankers

www.cib.org.uk

Chartered Institute of Building

www.ciob.org.uk

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

www.cibse.org

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

www.cieh.org

Chartered Institute of Housing

www.cih.org

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

www.cimaglobal.com

Chartered Institute of Marketing

www.cim.co.uk

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

www.cipfa.org.uk

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

www.cips.org

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

www.ciwem.org

Chartered Management Institute

www.managers.org.uk

Chartered Quality Institute

www.cqi.org

Chartered Society of Designers

www.csd.org.uk

Communication, Advertising and Marketing Education Foundation Ltd

www.camfoundation.com

Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine

www.cpsm.org.uk

Creative and Cultural Skills

www.ccshills.org.uk

Engineering Council

www.engc.org.uk

Federation of Holistic Therapies

www.fht.org.uk

Institute of Administrative Management

www.instam.org

Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors

www.iaea.uk.com

Institute of Biology

www.iob.org

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

www.icaew.co.uk

Institute for Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

www.isca.org.uk

Institute of Clerks of Works of Great Britain Incorporated

www.icwgb.org

Institute of Cost and Executive Accountants

www.ices.enta.net

Institute of Financial Accountants

www.ifa.org.uk

Institute of Financial Services

www.ifslearning.com

Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management

www.iheem.org.uk

Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers

www.ihie.org.uk

Institute of Horticulture

www.horticulture.org.uk

Institute of Hospitality

www.instituteofhospitality.org.uk

Institute of Leadership and Management

www.i-l-m.com

Institute of Legal Executives

www.ilex.org.uk

Institute for the Management of Information Systems

www.imis.org.uk

Institute of Management Services

www.ims-productivity.com

Institute of Management Specialists

www.group-ims.com

Institute of Manufacturing

www.group-ims.com

Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

www.imarest.org

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

www.ima.org.uk

Institute of Measurement and Control

www.instmc.org.uk

Institute of the Motor Industry

www.motor.org.uk

Institute of Personnel and Development

www.cipd.co.uk

Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering

www.iphe.org.uk

Institute of Refrigeration

www.ior.org.uk

Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation

www.irrv.org.uk

Institute of Sport and Recreation Management

www.isrm.co.uk

Institute of Sports, Parks and Leisure

www.ispal.org.uk

Institute of Transport Administration

www.iota.org.uk

Institution of Agricultural Engineers

www.iagre.org

Institution of Chemical Engineers

www.icheme.org

Institution of Civil Engineering

www.ice.org.uk

Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

www.ices.org.uk

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

www.iee.org.uk

Institution of Engineering Designers

www.ied.org.uk

Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers

www.igem.org.uk

Institution of Incorporated Engineers

www.engineeringtalk.com

Institution of Lighting   Engineers

www.ile.org.uk

Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining

www.iom3.org

Institution of Structural Engineers

www.istructe.org.uk

Nursing and Midwifery Council

www.nmc-uk.org

Pensions Management Institute

www.pensions-pmi.org.uk

Professional Business and Technical Management

www.group-ims.com

Royal Aeronautical Society

www.aerosociety.com

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

www.rics.org

Royal Institution of Naval Architects

www.rina.org.uk

Royal Society of Chemistry

www.rsc.org

Society of Dyers and Colourists

www.sdc.org.uk

Society of Operations Engineers

www.soe.org.uk

Tourism Society

www.tourismsociety.org

Welding   stitute

www.twi.co.uk

 

 

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