HND level 5 in Business - Human Resource Pathway Study Level : Full-time
Course Length : 18 months
Entry : February, June and September

The course has been designed to provide specialist knowledge of business and Human resource. Students who wish to pursue a successful career in Human Resource need to learn how to apply theories in real world situation. The Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND in Business – Human Resource Pathway, is a perfect blend of theories with practical learning and gives required exposure to the learner. This qualification provides a stepping stone to go for a full degree or entry into corporate world.

Experienced tutors will expose you to the dynamic world of business and accounting through case studies, group work and business projects.

What will you achieve
  • Use this qualification to transfer onto the third year of a degree programme
  • Gain specialist knowledge and skills to further your career prospects
  • Use this qualification as a starting point to work towards a professional membership

The course has been designed in a way where you can progressively develop your knowledge and practical skills in business and accounting. The course is made up of 16 complementary units with a focus on providing you with knowledge that can be applied in practical situations.


Higher National Certificate (HNC) Year 1
  • Business Environment
  • Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Marketing Principles
  • Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business
  • Business Decision Making
  • Business Strategy
  • Research Project
Higher National Diploma (HND) year 2
  • Business Economics
  • Employability Skills
  • Work-Based Experience
  • Business Work Experience
    Specialisation - Human Resource
  • Human Resource Management
  • Managing Human Resource
  • Human Resources Development
  • Employee Relations

How you are assessed

The majority of BTEC Higher National units are assessed internally. Students are graded for each individual unit with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. They may be assessed in a number of different ways, such as:

  • presentations, written reports, accounts, surveys
  • log books, production diaries
  • role play
  • observations of practical tasks or performance
  • articles for journals, press releases
  • production of visual or audio materials, artefacts, products and specimens
  • peer and self-assessment.

For learners who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification
  • GCE level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject
  • Other related level 3 qualifications
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate received from an approved further education institution
  • Related work experience
  • English level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (B2), with a minimum of 5.0 awarded in each band
  • Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector
  • In exceptional circumstances managers with considerable experience but no formal qualifications may be considered subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme

  • Intakes: November/ January/ April/ August/ October
  • Duration:18 months
  • Accredited by:Edexcel BTEC
  • 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.
  • Fees: Click here


Why should you choose the Global Banking School?
  • Industry experienced with excellent education/professional qualification lecturers
  • Simplified learning
  • Personal attention to all learners
  • Small classes
  • Free career development mentoring programme
  • Connect with our very successful Finance and Banking alumni

  • At least 18 years of age
  • 4 GCSEs (including English and Maths) or 120 UCAS points or equivalent
  • Mature students without the above qualifications can be considered and are encouraged to apply, citing their interests, qualifications and work experiences
  • English proficiency – for non-English speaking countries as defined by the UKBA
  • IELTS 5.0 or equivalent

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