Higher National Diploma in Business Management

Diploma program (Pearson)

Diploma 2 years

About Higher National Diploma in Business Management programme

This Pearson BTEC (UK) Higher National Diploma in Business provides a broad introduction to business and relevant practical business knowledge and skills in areas such as; Accounting, Finance, Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management, Operations Management, Marketing, Human Resource and Business Management. The programme aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of the graduate.

The Higher National Diploma in Business programme is examined by Pearson BTEC (UK) and meets international standards of quality delivery. 

The programme is designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5, providing students with a clear line of sight to employment or progression to further higher education study.


BTECs are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. BTECs provide progression into the workplace either directly or via study at university and are also designed to meet the needs of employers. Therefore, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the principal vocational qualification at Levels 4 and 5.

This BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business offers:

  • A stimulating and challenging programme of study that is both engaging and memorable for students.
  • Essential subject knowledge that students need to progress successfully into further study or the world of work.
  • A simplified structure to allow students to undertake a substantial core of learning at level 4 and to build on this at level 5, with optional units linked to their specialist area of study;
  • Learning outcomes mapped to professional body standards where appropriate
  • Content that is closely aligned with Professional Body, employer and higher education needs.
  • An assessment strategy with a focus on the holistic development of practical, interpersonal and higher level thinking skills where students are required to apply their knowledge to a variety of assignments and activities,. Assessment reflects not only what the student knows, but also what they can do.
  • Quality assurance measures to ensure that all stakeholders (e.g. professional bodies, universities, businesses, colleges and students) can feel confident in the integrity and value of the qualifications.

Objectives of Higher National Diploma in Business Management

The purpose of BTEC Higher National qualification in Business is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. BTEC Higher Nationals include a Level 4 Certificate (HNC) and a Level 5 Diploma (HND). The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

Entry requirements for Higher National Diploma in Business Management

  • BTEC Level 3

Colleges offering Higher National Diploma in Business Management