Higher National Diploma in Business Level 6 and 7

The Higher National Diploma in Business is one of the world's most successful and best-loved applied learning qualification, engaging students in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for more than thirty.Students will be aiming to go on to employment or progress to a final year at university. Therefore, the programme was designed in close collaboration with experts from professional bodies, businesses and universities, and with the providers who will be delivering the qualifications.

  • Course Duration: 2 years
  • Start date: October | January | April
  • Days: 2 Evenings(Live online training)
  • Accreditation: Pearson Edexcel
  • Fee: EUR 200/module
  • Entry Requirement:
    A minimum of two C3s in higher-level subjects and three D3 in ordinary-levels subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Mature students (aged 23 and above on the 1st of January on the year of admission) who do not meet the minimum academic entry requirement may also apply and will be assessed on the basis of age, work experience and any other training or development programmes completed. An IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent is required for non-native English speake
  • The Higher National Diploma offers the following specialist pathways for students who wish to concentrate on a particular aspect of business:
    - Accounting and Finance
    -Business Management
    - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.
    -Human Resource Management
    -Operations Management
  • BTEC Higher Nationals are designed to provide a specialist programme, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards where appropriate.
  • A key progression path for BTEC HNC and HND learners is to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme, depending on the match of the BTEC Higher National units to the degree programme in question.
  • providing education and training for a range of careers in business such as management, administration, personnel, marketing, accounting, and law
  • providing a general qualification which allows flexibility of study to meet local or specialist needs
  • providing specialist options which meet the needs of the major functions in business and allow specialisation with career progression and professional recognition in mind
  • providing opportunities which underpin some of the knowledge and understanding required for the relevant NVQ level 4 units in Accounting, Management, and Business Administration
  • providing opportunities for learners to focus on the development of higher-level skills in a business context
  • providing opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life
  • enabling progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in business or a related area

6 Core and 2 optional units-Year 1:

Select 2 units from options below:

Specialty units (8 Units required in Year 2)- Group A: Accounting and Finance

Specialty Core units (Year 2)- Group B: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Specialty Core units (Year 2)- Group C: Human Resource Management

Specialty Core units (Year 2)- Group D: Marketing

Specialty Core units (Year 2)- Group E: Operations Management

Why Study BTEC HN


Career and Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the Higher National Diploma, students can develop their careers in the business sector through:

  • Entering employment
  • Continuing existing employment
  • Linking with the appropriate Professional Body
  • Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • They can also progress to complete a the second year programme- Higher National Diploma.

Job Opportunities

  • Bank Official
  • Big Data Specialist
  • Brand Manager - Marketing
  • Builders' Merchant
  • Business Adviser
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Systems Service Technician
  • Call Centre Manager
  • Charity Officer
  • Chartered Secretary
  • Cinema Manager
  • Civil Service - Administrative Officer

Progressing to university.