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Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business


18 months Full Time
24 months Part Time


Mandatory Units
1. Business and the Business Environment – Level 4
2. Marketing Processes and Planning – Level 4
3. Human Resource Management – Level 4
4. Leadership and Management – Level 4
5. Accounting Principles – Level 4
6. Managing a Successful Business Proiect* – Level 4
7. Research Project* – Level 5
8. Organisational Behaviour – Level 5

Optional Units
Seven units will be pre-selected by SSTC from the list below, inclusive of two Level 4 units:
1. Entrepreneurial Ventures – Level 4
2. Recording Financial Transactions – Level 4
3. Business Strategy – Level 5
4. Business Information Technology Systems – Level 5
5. Strategic Human Resource Management – Level 5
6. Planning for Growth – Level 5
7. Understanding and Leading Change – Level 5
8. Global Business Environment – Level 5
9. Principles of Operations Management – Level 5
10. Human Resources – Value and Contribution to Organisational Success – Level 5


January, May, September




To graduate, a student must have :
– Completed units equivalent to 120 credits at level 5;
– Achieved at least a Pass in 105 credits at level 5;
– Completed units equivalent to 120 credits at level 4;
– Achieved at least a Pass in 105 credits at level 4.


Asynchronous Learning (50%), Face-to-Face (50%)


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.


The aims of the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business are:

To give students the opportunity to specialise in a business-related occupational area and to progress to degree-level study.

To prepare students to move on to specific areas of business at Level 6 or to enter employment with the gualities and abilities necessary for roles that require personal responsibility and decision-making.

To enable students to develop and apply their own ideas to their studies, to deal with uncertainty and complexity, to explore solutions, demonstrate critical evaluation and use both theory and practice in a wide range of business situations.

To equip students to have a sound understanding of the principles in their area of specialist study and will know how to apply those principles more widely in the business world.


Full-time learners are required to take 4 course units in each trimester with 15 guided learning hours per week.


Written assignments, class presentations, written projects.

who is this course suitable for?

Applicants must be aged 17 years and above upon commencement.


At least 12 years of education or equivalent.
– For local students, minimum 1 GCE A-Level Pass (Grades A – D) or a Pass (Grade E) in more than 1 GCE A-Level subjects; or Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Diploma in Business; or other equivalent foundation programmes.

A Pass (A* – C or equivalent) in GCSE Mathematics and English Language or equivalent qualifications.

english language / proficiency

Learners who are non-native English speakers AND who have not carried out their final two years of schooling in English must demonstrate an English proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (with Reading and Writing scores of 5.5) or its equivalent.

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