HND in Business - Accounting and Finance Pathway

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Start date
Jan 29, 2024
Sep 16, 2024
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Typical offer
3 A-Levels or a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business
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2 Years Full-Time
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UK: £


This course is structured to give you modern skills in the co related fields of Business and Management from an Accounting and Finance perspective. Accountancy these days is not all about spreadsheets and number crunching. Accountants are expected to produce, visualize and present financial information to ensure businesses make the right decisions. As an accounting and finance professional you will be at the heart of the business, analyzing performance and informing strategy. This BTEC HND programme focuses on current accountancy approaches and general business skills. You'll learn developing strategy from financial data and to inform and persuade using numbers for successful business outcomes.

The BTEC Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. HND Business programme at the MIHE (Markfield Institute of Higher Education) offers:


·        A balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic ambitions

·        A career-orientated study programme that allows you to study a range of subjects from the Business discipline including Specialist and Occupational standards

·        An opportunity to tailor your HND Business diploma by choosing a specialist pathway in Accounting and Finance.

Course structure

Year One
Year Two

This is a two-year full-time course which offers the option of completion at two levels:

120 credits: Higher National Certificate in Business (HNC)
240 credits: Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business - Accounting and Finance Pathway

Contact hours

Contact hours or guided learning hours are the number of hours a student will be taught and/or supported by their tutors during their studies. This includes direct teaching, guidance or supervision time. In addition, students are expected to spend additional time to attempt tutor set tasks and reading, completing their assessments, as well as independent study to learn the material covered in order to complete the qualification.

Each module is worth a certain number of credits. Each credit is estimated to be 10 hours of learning. For example, a 20-credit module requires 200 hours of learning, and this will include scheduled contact hours with your tutor(four hours/week online and/or in-person class attendance, and 48 hours over a 12 weeks semester). The remaining time is for the student to engage in tutor guided reading and tasks set for them, and also completing assessments.

The modules will be delivered by blended learning, which employs multiple methods to deliver learning by combining face-to-face interactions with online activities. Face-to-face interactions include lectures, seminars/tutorials, student presentations, and one-to-one support. In addition, students will be expected to engage in independent study to prepare for weekly classes, formative assessments, and coursework for each module..

Teaching staff

Students will be taught by a highly qualified, enthusiastic team of academics with wide-ranging research interests. Their research is used in lectures and seminars so you learn about the latest issues impacting the subject area.

Entry requirements

Typical A-Level offer: minimum 3 A-Levels or BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business (or equivalent)

GCSE’s: GCSE Maths &English at grade 4/C or equivalent study at Level 2

Other: Applications are welcomed from mature students (24+) with non-standard qualifications. We recognize all other equivalent and international qualifications.

International: International applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK will need to ensure that they also have an IELTS test from a UKVI approved test centre. Applicants will need to have achieved an average score of 5.5 in their IELTS test (with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four sub-components of language learning (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Please use the following link to find UKVI approved test centres: UKVI approved test centres

Fees and funding

UK and EU
Full-time course per annum. Studying at the Markfield campus.
Full-time course per annum. Studying at the Markfield campus.
What's included? The fees includes registration, tuition, examination/assessment marking and graduation. It excludes: study materials, re-examination, residential accommodation, meals, travel, graduation robes and photographs. Please also note that the tuition fees above are for ONE YEAR of study, and therefore, those on undergraduate programmes that are more than one year, will need to pay the above tuition fees for each year of study.

Career paths

As our HND course is structured around acquiring and developing the hands-on skills needed for specific careers, you'll be highly valued by employers for various roles (for example, Accounts Manager, Finance Manager, Accountant etc.) within a variety of exciting industries.

A BTEC HND is at the academic equivalent to completing two-thirds of an undergraduate degree. Consequently, this HND also enables you to progress on to a BA Honours Top-Up Degree in your preferred subject specialism at various institutions in the region and beyond.

How to apply

All prospective students must complete an application form. To gain a place at the Markfield Institute you will need to meet our general entry requirements and the specific entry requirements of your chosen course. Your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Team for your course, who will decide whether your application should receive an offer. Specific entrance requirements for individual courses can be found on individual course pages on this website. After considering your application and supporting documents, MIHE will send the candidate an email about the outcome of his/her application. Unsuccessful candidates will be informed by email. All students must complete an application form. If you are unable to complete this form for any reason, please contact us on

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