Higher National Diploma in Business

Pearson BTEC Level 4 and Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business



In today’s increasingly competitive corporate world, leading enterprises demands people with demonstrable management skills and abilities. BTEC Higher Nationals are recognised by employers around the world for their emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding of an industry or sector. With their strong focus on technical skills, they help to address the high-level technical skills shortage that’s an important issue in the UK and globally.

Assessment is through practical assignments to more accurately reflect the real working environment. Through this engaging approach to learning, you will be ready to face the challenges of the modern business world armed with the hands-on skills employers demand.


The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business provides its learner the realistic and appropriate career related opportunities worldwide for 21st century employment markets. Students who successfully completed Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business qualification can progress onto Year 2 of our Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business or Year 2 in Degree programme at many universities.

Entry Requirements

Students will have one of the following:

  • A level 3 qualification, preferably in Business
  • An Access to Higher Education certificate awarded by an approved FE college
  • Work related experience for a minimum of 5 years

GCE Advanced Level study demonstrating strong performance in more than one subject, in addition to GCSE grades A-C in English and Mathematics.

  • English language skills will be assessed by the college through initial assessment equivalent to CEFR level B2, where the student has completed a level 3 course in business in the UK. In all other cases CEFR level B2 certificate from an approved awarding body in UK will be used as the entry criteria for competence in English language for this course.
  • There will also be a one to one interview sessions to understand students’ motivations to learn.

Course Credit Value

  • Level 4 – 120 Credits
  • Level 5 – 120 credits

​Course Duration

  • 18 months

Awarding Body

  • Pearson Education Ltd

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