Course ID: 174306
Course Year: 24/25
The Higher National Certificate in Business is a blended course that offers an innovative mix of classroom based learning and self-directed learning online. The course can be studied over one year full-time or over two years part-time.
It has been developed for students who are either already working in industry or wishing to progress to a range of careers in business, such as management, administration, personnel, marketing, accounting and law. It provides a general qualification that allows flexibility of study to meet local or specialist needs.
The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:
How will I be taught?
The course is blended, therefore there is a mix of teacher centred learning together with students taking ownership of their own learning via the Pearson website. This is a very important aspect of the course to ensure successful completion and understanding.
Teaching is conducted a variety of ways including but not limited to student centred learning and discussions/debates. Resources will be made available before and after each session to assist with learning.
How will I be assessed?
The programme is assessed through the submission of written essays, reports and reflective logs and a series of project-based practical work-based assessments.
Formative feedback will support student progression in both written work and business outcomes.
Self and peer assessment in convener/critique situations will be an essential element of all projects and the feedback from these will enhance student achievement and progression.
Students may be required to purchase their own materials for any specialist projects they undertake as part of the course.
Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.
Higher nationals are designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards, where appropriate. They offer a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding. The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their sector and their national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment.
The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.The Academy Bakery
Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.The Academy Salons
Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.The Academy Restaurant
When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.
The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.
Full level 3 qualification (A-level or BTEC or equivalent) in relevant subject area or sufficient work experience in business administration and finance (must produce evidence of this).
Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.
If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 252 3607.
This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at https://www.gov.uk/student-finance, or contact our HE team at HEoffice@liv-coll.ac.uk.
Fee for24/25 is 6700.00
In future years we anticipate increasing this fee in line with the annual inflation level (capped at RPI All Items Excluding Mortgage Interest (RPIX)).