HNC Business

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Fact File

  • 96 UCAS points through success at A level and/or a Distinction profile from the BTEC/ Cambridge Technical Level 3 Diploma course; GCSE English and Mathematics (at grade C or 4 or above)
  • A one-year course at a fraction of the cost of the first year of a degree
  • Upon completion students could go on to the second year of a business degree, an apprenticeship or pursue a business-related career, including setting up their own business

Course summary

Students studying the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Business will gain the knowledge skills and behaviours needed to succeed in the workplace whilst also keeping the doors open for future study such as the 2nd year of a business degree. Students develop a range of practical skills including the ability to research. Students completing this qualification will be able to demonstrate a solid knowledge of the basic business concepts and apply these to different business scenarios. Students will develop good communication skills and transferable skills such as team working, organisational skills, problem solving skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet challenging targets.


Max Oates
Max Oates

“When I came to Barton Peveril on the Open Evening, everyone was extremely helpful and kind which gave the college a warm feel to it.”

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