HND Business

ETC’s HND Business

The ETC HND Business is aimed at providing students with the knowledge and skills to follow a Business degree or follow a career path in Business.
The ETC HND Business course prepares students for progression to year 3 of a degree, RQF level 6. The course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to follow a Business degree or follow a career path in Business.

The 48 week course is a 240 Credit Diploma in Business, including 2 English modules and 16 Business modules. Each Business unit has 60 hours of teaching and 90 hours per unit of personal study time. The ETC HND Business consists of a range of Business subjects divided into 6 terms, each 8 weeks long. There are 6 start dates throughout the year.

This covers 30 Lessons a week (1 Lesson = 45 Minutes) = 22.5 hours per week.

Course Content

Students must already have an English level equivalent to IELTS 6 or equivalent / CEFR B2 in all language skills. They will study the following subjects:

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Essentials
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Options
  • Business Law
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-Set)
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Research Project
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Statistics for Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Developing, Individuals, Teams and Organisations
  • International Marketing
  • Pitching and Negotiating Skills

English for Academic Purposes

Following the EAP course will greatly enhance student ability to participate in higher education.  Students will learn the appropriate skills and vastly improve their chance of gaining a higher IELTS score.

Following the Pre-sessional EAP course provides an average progression rate of a 1.5 IELTS score increase within 12 weeks.  This compares to Pre-foundation English courses average rate of a 0.5 score increase in 12 weeks.

For more information about the HND Business Programme, contact us on +44 (0) 1202 559044 and one of our friendly staff members will be more than happy to assist you.

The course would typically cover the key areas of Business:

TermSession 1Session 2Session 3
Year 1
Level 4
1Business and the Business EnvironmentMarketing EssentialsEnglish for Academic Purposes
2Human Resource ManagementManagement and OperationsBusiness Law
3Management AccountingManaging a Successful Business Project (Pearson-Set)Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Year 2
Level 5
4Research ProjectResearch ProjectEnglish for Academic Purposes
5Organisational BehaviourStatistics for ManagementBusiness Strategy
6Developing, Individuals, Teams and OrganisationsInternational MarketingPitching and
Negotiating Skills

The college has a university counsellor who provides free regular tutorials to progress students’ applications to university.

Upon completion of the course you will receive an HND in Business. This is equivalent to 240 credits.

This course is designed for students wishing to study Business and related subjects at undergraduate level at a UK-based University. The course prepares students for progression to year 3 of a degree, RQF level 6.

Please note this is a sample timetable and is subject to change.

Monday – ThursdayFriday
09:00 – 10:30Module 109:00 – 10:30Module 1
11:00 – 12:30Module 211:30 – 12:30Module 2
Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:45Module 314:00 – 15:30Module 3
Entry Requirements
Students must be at least 19 years of age.
Students must have at least IELTS 6 or equivalent / CEFR B2 to be accepted onto the HND Business course.

Start Dates
There are 6 entry points each year for the either the first (HNC) year or the second year (HND) at the start of each 8 week term.

ETC’s University Counsellor Services

When you study on the ETC Business programme you will be assigned to our University Counsellor.  They will help you to:
Find the university of your choice
Find the university of your choice
Write your personal statement
Write your personal statement
Get letters of recommendation
Get letters of recommendation
Complete your university application
Complete your university application
Find out about extra curricular activities
Find out about extra curricular activities

Other Services

EFL exam preparation course book
General English lesson at ETC
Students in a University Foundation Programme class