This course is designed 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 equip students with the right skills and competencies, designed to meet skills gaps in the current workforce and through employer led curriculum, create today’s talent to meet tomorrow’s needs in a business world.
To study this course, students must:
Show enthusiasm for the subject area
Have a commitment to study
Be able to work independently
Have good interpersonal skills
All applications are assessed individually and due consideration is given to factors such as employment history as well as academic qualifications. Generally students would be expected to have a full Level 3 qualification (e.g. a BTEC Level 3 National at Merit or above, or 3 A levels at C or above) as well as a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths and English. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their capability to learn and be assessed at the relevant level in English.
Students will gain a wide range of business knowledge tied to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop vocational behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are highly valued in higher education and the workplace.
By the end of Level 4, students will have sound knowledge of the basic concepts of business and will be competent in a range of subject-specific skills as well as general skills and qualities relevant to key areas of business.
8 Units will be covered, which will include:
Business and the Business Environment
Marketing Process and Planning
Human Resource Management
Leadership and Management
Managing a Successful Business Project
The additional units will be chosen based on the current needs of local employers and so will be subject to change year on year.
Assessments are internally graded, via a number of assessment tools such as projects, assignments, portfolio presentation and practical performance.
Learners will be required to study in College 2 days a week and we suggest that on average learners should carry out 6-12 hours of home study per week.
To further support the students, a brilliant range of trips, events & guest speakers are arranged to enable the students to gain industry insight, provide inspiration and develop their experiential learning of working in a specific industry. This means students gain honest and detailed insights into various careers and situations that they can utilise to develop their future pathways and have access to opportunities that they would not normally have access to.
During the course, students will also visit a selection of universities, attend key Apprenticeship and careers fairs to enhance their awareness of career progression options available to them, and participate in regional and national business and enterprise competitions.
In addition, learners will have the opportunity of accessing work placement experience with a range of provider links who work with LMC to enhance relevant industry & employability skills.
Students will gain the opportunity of developing their communication skills during group and individual presentations to businesses as part of a variety of units on offer.
HNC Business students are able to work closely with local businesses to ensure they are gaining relevant knowledge about the industry they are preparing to progress into, providing a curriculum that is led by the needs of our employers.
Following the successful completion of the HNC students can progress to further higher education, with the HND Level 5 at LMC or direct entry to a second year at university (subject to individual university entry requirements). They may alternatively choose to enter the world of work or progress to a higher level Apprenticeship.
A successful HNC graduate could be looking towards the following roles within employment
Marketing Communications Assistant
Supply Chain Analyst
You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in the industry.
If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you
For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Course code: A31181-A1A
I enjoy helping young people achieve their GCSE English, a key qualification which will open doors for them in the future.
I enjoy being part of the team and thinking of new ways to support local businesses in realising their potential. Watching learners transition from a one-day course to gaining qualifications motivates me to continue teaching at LMC.
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The best thing about our courses is that the teaching team have excellent industry experience with up-to-date equipment and materials. We are also very focused on all of our students achieving and being successful in their chosen careers.
I teach a subject that I am passionate about and transfer my knowledge and skills to our students. I also work with an amazing team, every day is different and a unique challenge - the job is never boring!
Studying on the business course at LMC will open up numerous doors for your future, so if you can see business as a key part of your future and are prepared to seize every opportunity, our course will be the most amazing thing you ever sign up for.