Business & Computing

Business - Level 4 HNC (Pearson)

Start Date: 10th September 2018
Course Code: C01996 TAD1A

  • Higher Education
  • Part-Time
  • Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)


Duration: 2 Years Part-time
Number of weeks: 31
Start date: 10th September 2018
End date: 10th June 2019
Day: Mon
Time: 13:00 - 21:00
Information Event: Y

Fee for 2018/2019 Academic Year:


Course Content

The course is made up of ten units of study of which four are mandatory core and six specialist units. Five units are taken each year. Mandatory Core Units: Business Environment Managing Financial Resources and Decisions Organisations and Behaviour Marketing Principles. The other six specialists units are chosen from Business Pathway.

Course Aims

To introduce learners to the concepts of business management in preparation for a career in middle to senior management.

Special Features

The course is closely mapped to the BSc (Hons) Degree in Business offered at the Northern Regional College (validated by the University of Ulster). Students can transfer easily to continue their studies at degree level taking 10 modules of study to gain the Degree.

Assessment Methods

Performance in all modules will be assessed either by coursework or set examinations or a combination of both.

Applicants must: be sufficiently competent in English Language and Numeracy have obtained a BTEC Diploma in Business or Public Administration OR a BTEC National Diploma of any other title; OR at least one GCE A-level pass together with three other GCSE (or GCE-O Levels) at Grades C or above, or other relevant qualifications.

Applicants who are non-English speakers must be qualified to either (a) Communicator; (b) Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Level B; (c) PTE 51 or (d) IELTS5.5 (Reading and Writing must be standard).

Where mature students wish to have prior education and/or experience taken into account, in lieu of meeting the full course entry requirements, they should contact the relevant Course Director by 13th August, as an application deadline will apply.

The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge, understanding and skills that will equip them for employment in the private and public sectors. It also prepares them for self-employment and progression to the BSc Hons Degree in Business at the Northern Regional College or University of Ulster, Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) and other higher level qualification courses in related fields. Most of the professional bodies in the business and administration fields are prepared to grant exemptions to holders of BTEC Higher Level qualifications. The course is widely recognised in the UK, Republic of Ireland and overseas.

Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)
Trostan Avenue Building
Trostan Avenue
BT43 7BN
028 2563 6221
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Roisin McAlinden

This course is also available in other NRC campuses: