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Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Business (Accounting and Finance)

Ofqual regulated HND programme, allowing access onto final year degree programme

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18 months · Self-paced
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5 years
Level 5 Higher National Diploma
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The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Business is to develop students as independent-thinking professionals who can meet the demands of business employers and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and improve the career prospects of those who take them.

Learners will start by studying 8 units at level 4 (HNC). Afterwards, 7 further units at level 5 (HND) will be studied, at which point the specialist pathway Accounting and Finance will be activated, making a total of 240 FHEQ credits. You will then only need a further 120 FHEQ credits to obtain a full degree in Business, as the total required is 360.

The qualification is made up of Core Units, Specialist Units, and Optional Units:

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business Units (120 credits)

Mandatory Units (90 credits)

1. Business and the Business Environment (Mandatory)

2. Marketing Processes and Planning (Mandatory)

3. Human Resource Management (Mandatory)

4. Leadership & Management (Mandatory)

5. Accounting Principles (Mandatory)

6. Managing a Successful Business Project (Mandatory)

Plus 30 credits from Level 4 Optional Units (available to view on our UniCourse website)

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (Accounting and Finance) (120 credits)

Mandatory Units (90 credits)

19. Research Project (Mandatory) (30 credits)

20. Organisational Behaviour (Mandatory)

21. Financial Reporting (Mandatory)

22. Management Accounting (Mandatory)

23. Financial Management (Mandatory)

Plus 2 units from Optional Unit Bank (available to view on our UniCourse website)

Basic Information

Awarding Body - Pearson (Ofqual)

Course Duration a minimum of three months, and a maximum of five years (Please note that you have a maximum of five years to complete the HNC and the HND if you wish to progress. In any college, you would be given two years for HNC and one for HND

Average Course Duration – 10 hours studying per week = 18-24 months

Assessment Type - 100% assignment based

Enrolment Dates - All year round

How it works

Once you have signed up, you will receive a welcome email which contains your login credentials to gain access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Moodle, as well as the details of your course tutor, how to use Moodle, where to begin, and general rules and guidance on the course.

All resources can be accessed at any time online through our online learning portal, allowing you to go through your modules as and when you like. You will benefit from comprehensive workbooks and detailed pre-recorded videos that you can access and replay whenever.

Tutor Support

You will have access to extensive tutor support. You will be given the contact details of your tutor(s), and you may email them whenever you want, or you may request a telephone call. We also provide regular live video sessions, which will have a different focus for each session.


Level 5 Higher National Diploma

Regulated by Ofqual


CMI Partnership

UniCourse is one of the first higher education centres delivering BTEC HNC and HND Business courses to successfully secure a partnership with the prestigious Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) works with business and education to inspire people to unleash their potential and become skilled, confident, and successful managers and leaders. CMI helps people boost their career prospects and connect them with other ambitious professionals in any industry and sector.

CMI provides credible endorsement for our BTEC HNC and HND Business courses, adding value and additional resources to each learner's benefit. CMI endorsement is a practical way that allows students to gain national recognition. Learners will be registered CMI members throughout their course and for three months after completion.

The benefits of this partnership are alignment to core employability skills, helping improve our learner's chances at achieving their dream role. CMI strives to help learners improve their innovation skills and further their people and financial management knowledge. Learners will also access CMI's resources throughout their course, assisting students when completing their assignments.

Upon completing your course, CMI will award you Foundation Chartered Manager status, including the postnominals 'fCMgr.' Chartered Manager status enables learners to add to their CV and stand out from other candidates.

Professional Body Recognition

In developing the Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications in Business, Pearson have worked closely with The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those looking to get their foot firmly in the door of Accounting, Finance, and the business world in general. The qualification is perfect for those currently in employment, who require the flexibility of an online learning course with no deadlines, flexible start dates, but with the same qualification as you would receive if you attended a college part time.


To be working/have worked in a business environment or have a level 3 qualification in Business.

Career path

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant business-related courses, for example:

● - BA (Hons) Business Management
● - BA International Business
● - BSc (Hons) Accounting
● - BA Business Administration
● - BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

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