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Course Introduction

Introduction 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 with no exams – 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.


Course Aims & Objectives

  • To provide an educational foundation for a range of business and management careers in business & finance;

  • To provide specialised studies directly relevant to individual vocations and professions in which students are working or intend to seek employment;

  • To enable students to make an immediate contribution in employment;

  • To provide flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for career development and as a basis for progression to HND studies;

  • To develop students’ ability in business & finance through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme;

  • To develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.


Learning Objectives

On successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Utilize techniques and technology to address business problems and enable effective decision making;

  • Understand business strategies and decision making in business;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and financial aspects in business contracts;

  • Understand the nature and issues of business environment, organisations and behaviours;

  • Explain the functions, processes and information needs of organisations;

  • Understand personnel function of management and employment relationship within the organization;

  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills;

  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as effectively as a member of a team.

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