Business HNC
Faculty of Business and IT
Level Location Length UCAS Fee Ask Apply
Level 4 - HNC Victoria House A one year, full time programme n/a Click here for info

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

Do you want to learn relevant skills and knowledge to work in business?
Are you keen to study a broad range of business as well as have the chance to specialise?

This programme explores key areas of business practice, giving you the practical skills, knowledge and experience to make them of immediate value in the workplace.

The programme has a high practical focus in addition to a range of theoretical approaches thus equipping you with a relevant portfolio of skills and experiences to enter a currently challenging job market. You will benefit from small groups enabling opportunities to communicate closely with lecturers.

This programme is modular and coursework based. A variety of teaching methods are used, including formal lectures, practical sessions and role plays. Most modules will be assessed by a mixture of coursework and end of module tests. You will have the opportunity to select a pathway to specialise in (this will be subject to numbers and interest). All pathways will include a Research Project and Organisational Behaviour as core units. Some practical modules are assessed on 100% coursework.

What topics will I study?

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing a Successful Business Project
  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Click here to view the programme specification.

What experiences will I get?

There is no formal work placement but the assignments tend to be focused around the students' workplace, enabling them to transfer academic skills and knowledge to the immediate benefit of their employer.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need 64 UCAS tariff points. 

What facilities are there?

You will have access to a learning centre with dedicated Higher Education study space. There is a refectory in Victoria House as well as a social area for Higher Education students in Business and IT.

What can the course lead on to?

This programme can be topped up to an HND through further study at Exeter College. Alternatively you can progress on to a degree programme in business and management related areas or career progression and promotion to employment at junior management level.

Are there any additional costs?

The purchase of recommended textbooks for the programme. There is an additional expense associated with the optional educational visit each year which will be confirmed once a destination is selected.

What do our students think?

I think my main achievement whilst studying at Exeter College is the sense of empowerment that it has given me. Firstly in terms of personal self esteem by returning to study after many years. But more importantly, due to the knowledge gained from the modules studied, which I have been able to put to practical use in my own business."

I decided to do this course to prove to myself that I could achieve so much more and to open up better career opportunities in the future. There is a wide range of modules to study which allows for strengths to be enlarged and weaknesses to be improved upon and with the fantastic and encouraging tutor and lecturer support, it was as much fun as it was hard work. I really wanted to achieve great results and made sure I put in plenty of hard work. After seeing my HNC results I decided I would definitely go on and study for the BA top-up. If anyone were to ask me if this course is worth the cost and time involved, I would say yes, definitely, as it counts for so much to employers in the future when they see the dedication you have given it on top of working full time."

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