Pearson International BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business

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The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma 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 qualification aims to widen access to higher education and improve the career prospects of those who hold this qualification.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirement:
Grade 12 High school Certificate with Pass Grade or Level 3 Vocational qualification in the relevant field.

English Language Requirement:
Non-native English speakers and who have not carried out their final two years of schooling in English can demonstrate ability at a standard equivalent to:

  • PTE Academic 51, or
  • IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5)

Study Plan

  • Total guided learning hours = 960 hours 
  • Total qualification time = 2, 400 hours Requires 240 credits, of which 
  • 120 credits are at Level 5 (7 units) and 120 credits are at Level 4 (8 units) 
  • Mix of core, specialist, and optional units, totaling 240 credits
Year 1Year 2
Co: Business and Business EnvironmentCo: Research Project (Pearson Set)
Co: Marketing Processes and PlanningCo: Organizational Behavior
Co: Human Resource ManagementSp-PR: Pitching and Negotiation Skills
Co: Leadership and ManagementSp-AC: Management Accounting
Co: Accounting PrinciplesSp-EN: Managing and Running a Small Business
Co: Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson Set)Op-HR: Resource and Talent Planning
Op: Recording Financial TransactionsOp: Business Strategy
Op: Operations Management

Co: Core Unit Mandatory
Op: Optional Unit
Sp-PR: Specialist Unit Procurement and Supply Management
Sp-AC: Specialist Unit – Accounting and Finance
Sp-EN: Specialist Unit – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Op-HR: Optional Unit – Human Resource Management


higher national diploma in business

Career Opportunities

  • Assistant recruitment manager
  • HR consultant
  • Assistant marketing manager
  • Digital marketing executive
  • Finance officer 
  • Supply chain executive
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