HND in Business - Human Resource Management Pathway
This BTEC HND course is structured to give you modern skills in the co related fields of Business and Management from a human resource management perspective. The course will teach you how to support and empower people in the workplace. You’ll learn the role human resource management plays in business, and how it can be used to improve employee performance and business outcomes.
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 diploma by choosing a specialist pathway in Human Resource Management (HRM).
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 - HRM Pathway
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..
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.
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
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, HR Business Partner, HR Manager, Culture and Talent Manager, Learning and Development Manager 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 firstname.lastname@example.org