Business and Management (South and City College Birmingham) - HND
September 2021 — UCAS code 022N
This business and management HND is delivered at South and City College over two years, full-time. You learn a broad range of business topics such as economics, finance and marketing, alongside specialist management modules. We encourage you to apply what you learn to real life scenarios, so you can use your knowledge practically when you leave....
Studying with us in 2021/22
It is possible that the 2021/22 academic year may be affected by the ongoing disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Information about the arrangements the University has put in place for the 2021/22 academic year in response to Covid-19 and the emerging variants can be found here.
Should the impact of Covid-19 continue in subsequent years of your course, any additional and/or alternative arrangements put in place by the University in response will be in accordance with the latest government public health advice, pandemic-related/health and safety legislation, and the terms and conditions of the student contract.
Please note: the entry requirements listed below are relevant for main cycle applications and may not be applicable during Clearing.
This business and management HND is delivered at South and City College over two years, full-time. You learn a broad range of business topics such as economics, finance and marketing, alongside specialist management modules. We encourage you to apply what you learn to real life scenarios, so you can use your knowledge practically when you leave.
With a HND you can progress in your career or you can stay with us to get a business related degree. Our BA students have gone on to forge careers in fantastic companies such as the NHS and HSBC.
What's covered in this course?
This course gives you a clear understanding of fundamental business principles such as marketing, human resources and law, as well as more specialist areas like advertising, accounting and professional development.
With dedicated tutor support, you’ll learn about the underlying principles and techniques used in management and develop an understanding of contemporary issues in the business world.
In addition to the core modules, students on this programme follow the management pathway of the Business and Management programme. You will also study four general business modules.
You will be taught by staff that have a wealth of knowledge in their specialist area, which means you get to be taught by experts in the field.
As well as dedicated learning hubs and a wealth of facilities at South and City College, you’ll also have access to support and facilities at the university. This includes support services and career advice.
Why Choose Us?
- This course is validated by the University, so you can be completely assured of the quality and calibre of teaching. Although you’ll be studying at South and City College, you’ll still be part of the University’s dynamic and supportive business study community - so there’ll be plenty of support available for you from both college and university staff.
- You’ll have access to cutting-edge facilities at the university. Our business school is based in the brand new £63 million Curzon Building right in the City Centre Campus. This extraordinary building has a fantastic library with over 62 million online and print resources as well as dedicated IT support. You’ll have access to seminar rooms, lecture theatres, catering and social spaces for group working.
- South and City College is a vocational college which means their emphasis is also on work experience and forwarding your career. Together we make sure you know everything you need to about day-to-day business management and understand the challenges organisations face today.
Find out more
(or equivalent) is the minimum you will need to be considered for this course in Clearing. Use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out your points.
We accept a range of qualifications, the most popular of which are detailed below.
CC or 64 UCAS tariff points from A/AS Level with a maximum of 2 A Levels.
|Typical Offers (UK Students)|
GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above, at the point of enrolment. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. Plus, you must have achieved or be completing one of the following:
|UK Qualification||Requirements 2020/21|
|A Level / AS Level||CC at A Level (64 points). A maximum of three subjects are considered, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|Access to Higher Education Diploma||60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 18 of of which must be achieved at merit or distinction in a related subject.|
|BTEC National Diploma (12-units not including early years) / Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma||MM in a related subject area.|
|BTEC Extended Diploma (18-units not including early years) / Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma||MPP (64 points) in a related subject area.|
|BTEC Subsidiary Diploma / Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate||Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum total of 64 UCAS points.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma||
Obtain 24 points overall.Students who do not complete the IB Diploma and who achieve the minimum of 10 points or above from two Higher Level Subjects will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 64 UCAS Tariff Points.
|Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level)||64 UCAS Tariff Points in four subjects (must include English).|
|Scottish Higher / Advanced Higher||DD. Maximum of two Advanced Highers can be considered together.|
|If you have a qualification that is not listed in the table please refer to our full entry requirements on UCAS.
Further guidance on tariff points can be found on the UCAS website.
Fees & How to Apply
- UK students
- International students
Starting: Sep 2021
- Full Time
- 2 years
- £7,000 per year
- Apply via Clearing
Sorry, this course is not available to International students.
The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.
Places available to start in September 2021
If you'd like to start this course full-time this September, you can apply through Clearing.
International and part-time students can apply online as normal using the links above.
Want to start in September 2022?
You can apply via UCAS from September 2021.
UK / EU students are required to submit a personal statement as part of their application for this course.*
The personal statement gives you a crucial opportunity to say why you’re applying and why the institution should accept you.
Here are the key areas you’ll need to address:
Why does this course appeal? What areas are of particular interest?
If you have a specific career in mind, say how your chosen course will help you pursue this goal.
Mention any work that is relevant to your subject, highlighting the skills and experience gained.
School or college experience
Highlight skills gained at school/college, eg summer schools or mentoring activities.
Non-accredited skills or achievement
eg Duke of Edinburgh Award, Young Enterprise scheme.
You should also mention your future plans – if you’re planning to take a year out, don't forget to give your reasons. Talk about any subjects you’re studying that don’t have a formal assessment and any sponsorships or placements you’ve applied for. And don't be scared to add in details about your social, sports or leisure interests.
Get more information on writing personal statements.
*Non-EU students are not required to submit a personal statement when applying for this course.
Course in Depth
Over your two years of study, you focus on eight core modules, four management pathway modules and four general business modules. All modules have two assessments, these are all assessed in a variety of ways. For example, coursework, group or individual presentations, project work or examination.
You will be assigned a personal tutor. A regular tutorial slot is available to all students. In addition, you will be provided with academic skills development support every week. These will provide opportunities to develop your own learning and take part in group projects and presentations. You’ll also have talks from renowned speakers, take part in visits to real businesses and get hands-on in workshops.
You core modules cover a range of business related modules from human resources, business law, economics to managing financial decisions At the end of your second year you’ll complete a personal and professional development portfolio in which you update your CV, complete a SWOT analysis and create a personal development plan so you’re ready to pursue your career.
We give you a huge breadth of knowledge in many areas of business and management so you can decide with areas are right for you and your career.
When you get your HND, you might want to continue studying part-time so you can continue working. You can also apply for direct entry to the second year on many of our full-time business-related degree programmes, including the final year of the degree programmes in Business and Management, International Business and Business Administration, as long as you gain a Merit profile on your HND.
You’re in an excellent position to understand which areas you want to continue you study in, having worked through many different subject areas. We can help you decide which path is right for you.
Enhancing employability skills
Learning at a vocational college means the emphasis is always on your employability and future career. The course content is focused on developing personal and business skills to prepare you for a range of careers and jobs. These might include accounting work, management traineeships, marketing, purchasing, retail management and selling.
You’ll develop a knowledge and understanding of business and management concepts, theories and current issues facing businesses today. You’ll look at the connections between leadership, management and what makes a business effective from a range of perspectives and environments.
To help you forge your career you’ll learn to analyse, research and apply what you know to form practical solutions to business problems. Pitching, presenting, communicating and having good IT skills are all areas employers are looking for and we help you to flourish in all of these areas.
OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.
It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.
People who complete an HND with us can go straight into a career, but many choose to continue learning and often complete a full degree. For example, Jasdeep Dhillon went on to do a degree in business and management with us when she finished her HND. From there she went straight into a graduate scheme position as a Project Management Officer at Capgemini.
Facilities and Staff
There are well equipped learning hubs with libraries at all of South and City College campuses. They contain books, computers, videos, journals and access to a range of electronic information sources to support your learning at college.
You’ll have access to Moodle, a virtual learning environment. There you’ll find online course details and modules, reading lists, revision notes and teaching notes. It also has interactive learning material, revision resources and online activities.
As well as access to South and City College facilities, you’ll also be able to use the support and facilities available at our state-of-the-art business school. This includes a fantastic library with over 62 million online and print resources as well as dedicated IT support. You’ll also have access to our seminar rooms, lecture theatres, catering and social spaces for group working.