Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Business (QCF) (Teach Out)

Introduction

About Pearson (www.pearson.com/uk)

Pearson Education Limited is the UK’s largest awarding body providing a wide range of qualifications including academic, vocational, occupational and specific programmes for employers.

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company with the aim is to help everyone progress in their lives through education. Pearson has been involved in education for over 150 years, and by working across 70 countries, in 100 languages, have built an international reputation for a commitment to high standards and raising achievement through innovation in education.

BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Business provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the business sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.


Course Objectives
  • Equip individuals with knowledge, understanding and skills for success in a range of administrative and management positions in business.
  • Enable progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in business or a related area.
  • Support individuals employed or entering employment in the business field.
  • Develop the individual’s ability in the business field through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme.

Syllabus Overview

Mandatory Units 
– Business Environment
– Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
– Marketing Principles
– Organisations and Behaviour

Optional Units (4 units must be completed)
Students are required to complete four optional part-time units to obtain the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Singapore. The units include:

– Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business
– Business Decision Making
– Business Strategy
– Research Project
– Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results
– Managing Communications, Knowledge and Information
– Personal and Professional Development
– Advertising and Promotion in Business
– Marketing Intelligence
– Human Resource Management
– Managing Human Resources
– Business Events Management

Pearson’s BTEC programme, offered in Singapore, is delivered through classroom lectures, group and individual assignments, case studies, in-class exercises and industry visits where appropriate.
Full–time
9  months (Theory)
Monday to Friday, 3 hours per session

Part–time
15 months (Theory)
3 days a week, 3 hours per session

Full Time Intake
Dates available on request

Part-Time Intake
Dates available on request

Awarding Body
The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Business (QCF) is awarded by Pearson Education Limited, UK.

To be eligible for admission to Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Business (QCF), you must

  • be at least 18 years old at the time of application
  • meet the minimum academic qualification and English standard listed in table below:
Progression Route- BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business or related Level 3 qualification or equivalent

- Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
Academic Route- Obtain at least a C6 at GCE A Levels in any three subjects or equivalent
Mature Candidate Route21 years old and above and

- Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience or

- GCE O Level - 3 passes (1 pass must be in English) or equivalent or

- GCE N Level - 5 passes (1 pass must be in English) or equivalent
English Requirement- IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

- At least a C6 at GCE O Level English or equivalent
Unit DetailsBasic Module DescriptionAssessment
Unit Number: 1

Unit Title: Business Environment

Unit Level: 4

Unit Credit: 15

Unit Code: Y/601/0546
- Organisational purpose of business e.g. Structure, stakeholders and responsibilities

- Business Environment e.g. Economic systems, economy size, government policy

- Market environment, e.g. Market types and market forces

- Global factors affecting business activity
Course Work and Written Assignments
Unit Number: 2

Unit Title: Managing Financial Resources and Decisions

Unit Level: 4

Unit Credit: 15

Unit Code: H/601/0548
- Sources of finance available for business including implications and choosing sources

- Finance as a resource in a business including financial planning and decision making, accounting for finance (financial statements)

- Financial decisions e.g. Budgets, costing and pricing decisions, investment appraisal

- Evaluate the financial performance of a business including terminology and overview of financial statements
Course Work and Written Assignments
Unit Number: 3

Unit Title: Organisations and Behaviour

Unit Level: 4

Unit Credit: 15

Unit Code: H/601/0551
- Organisational structure and culture

- Different approaches to management and leadership

- Motivational theories

- Developing teamwork
Course Work and Written Assignments
Unit Number: 4

Unit Title: Marketing Principles

Unit Level: 4

Unit Credit: 15

Unit Code: F/601/0556
- Concept and process of marketing

- Concepts of segmentation, targeting and positioning

- Marketing mix 7 Ps

- Use the marketing mix in different contexts
Course Work and Written Assignments


Optional Units (4 units must be completed)

Unit DetailsBasic Module DescriptionAssessment
Unit Number: 5

Unit Title: Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business

Unit Level: 4

Unit Credit: 15

Unit Code: Y/601/0563
- Elements of a contract

- Apply the elements of a contract in a business situations

- Principles of liability in negligence in business activities and business situations
Course Work and Written Assignments
Unit Number: 6

Unit Title: Business Decision Making

Unit Level: 5

Unit Credit: 15

Unit Code: D/601/0578
- Primary and secondary data sources and storage of data

- Techniques to analyse data

- Produce information in appropriate formats for decision making e.g. Graphs, spreadsheets, reports

- Use software-generated information to make decisions in an organisation e.g. management information systems

- Gantt and Pert charts and financial tools
Course Work and Written Assignments
Unit Number: 7

Unit Title: Business Strategy

Unit Level: 5

Unit Credit: 15

Unit Code: A/601/0796
- Strategic planning process and techniques

- Formulate a new strategy

- Strategy evaluation and selection

- Implementing a chosen strategy
Course Work and Written Assignments
Unit Number: 8

Unit Title: Research Project

Unit Level: 5

Unit Credit: 20

Unit Code: K/601/0941
- Formulate a research specification

- Implement the research project with agreed procedures and to specification including data collection, analysis and interpretation

- Evaluate research outcomes

- Present the research outcomes
Course Work and Written Assignments
Unit Number: 13

Unit Title: Personal and Professional Development

Unit Level: 5

Unit Credit: 15

Unit Code: T/601/0943
- Understand how self-managed learning can enhance lifelong development

- Take responsibility for own personal and professional development

- Implement and continually review own personal and professional development plan

- Demonstrate acquired interpersonal and transferable skills including communication skills and time management
Course Work and Written Assignments
Unit Number: 15

Unit Title: Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results

Unit Level: 5

Unit Credit: 15

Unit Code: J/601/0946
- Importance of business processes in delivering outcomes based upon business goals and objectives

- Develop plans for own areas of responsibility and implement operational plans

- Monitor appropriate systems to improve organisational performance including quality systems

- Manage health and safety in the workplace including health and safety legislations and regulations and risk assessment
Course Work and Written Assignments
Unit Number: 16

Unit Title: Managing Communications, Knowledge and Information

Unit Level: 4

Unit Credit: 15

Unit Code: L/601/0950
- Assess information and knowledge needs including sources and types of information

- Create strategies to increase personal networking to widen involvement in the decision making process

- Develop communication processes

- Improve systems relating to information and knowledge
Course Work and Written Assignments
Unit Number: 17

Unit Title: Marketing Intelligence

Unit Level: 4

Unit Credit: 15

Unit Code: K/601/0955
- Understand buyer behaviour and the purchase decision making process

- Use marketing research techniques

- Assess market size and future demand

- Measure customer satisfaction
Course Work and Written Assignments
Unit Number: 18

Unit Title: Advertising and Promotion in Business

Unit Level: 4

Unit Credit: 15

Unit Code: J/601/1000
- Scope of marketing communications including communication process, regulations of promotions, current trends and impact of ICT

- Role and importance of advertising including branding, creative aspects of advertising and working with advertising agencies

- Below-the-line techniques and how they are used

- Plan integrated promotional strategies including budget formulation, promotional plan and measuring campaign effectiveness
Course Work and Written Assignments
Unit Number: 21

Unit Title: Human Resource Management Planning

Unit Level: 4

Unit Credit: 15

Unit Code: K/601/1264
- The difference between personnel management and human resource management including legislation

- How to recruit employees

- How to reward employees in order to motivate and retain them

- Mechanisms for cessation of employment
Course Work and Written Assignments
Unit Number: 22

Unit Title: Managing Human Resources

Unit Level: 4

Unit Credit: 15

Unit Code: F/601/1268
- Different perspectives of HRM

- Ways to develop flexibility within the workplace

- Impact of equal opportunities within the workplace

- Approaches to human resource practices in organisations including performance management, employee welfare, health and safety legislation and other issues
Course Work and Written Assignments
Unit Number: 38

Unit Title: Business Events Management

Unit Level: 4

Unit Credit: 15

Unit Code: Y/601/1048
- Plan an event or project

- Administer an event or project

- Organise teamwork when managing an event or project

- Use a range of business communication systems in managing the event or project
Course Work and Written Assignments
University Pathway
BTEC Higher Nationals are well recognised internationally – the qualifications are currently delivered in 65 different countries.

As with most progression pathways to degrees, the entry point for a learner is at the discretion of the international higher education centre. In addition, the centre may have specific requirements around language levels, etc. that the learner will need to meet as part of the application process.

University Pathway
Over 100 universities worldwide recognise BTEC qualifications for progression so graduates can pursue a top-up final year degree with British, Australia and US universities. Find out more here.

Career Prospects
The BTEC Higher National in Business is a vocational qualification and so provides learners with a range of skills and knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace.

Application FeeLocal StudentInternational Student
Application Fee (non refundable)50.0050.00

For CourseLocal StudentInternational Student
Material Fee225.00225.00
Examination Fee1000.001000.00
Pearson Registration Fee700.00700.00
Medical Insurance Fee*120.00120.00
FPS Insurance Fee*700.00700.00
Uniform Fee50.0050.00
Student Pass Fee*N.A.120.00
Medical Check up**N.A.50.00
Registration Fee*100.00250.00
Course Fee6,967.006,967.00
Total9,862.0010,182.00
GST690.34712.74
Net Fees10,552.3410,894.74

* Non-refundable fees consumed upon enrolment
** Non-refundable fees after consumed

Miscellaneous FeesLocal StudentInternational Student
Penalty charge for late payment of course fee50.0050.00
Re-assignment fee per assignment100.00100.00
Appeal to the Academic and Examination Board against examination result150.00150.00
Additional Student Guidebook per copy30.0030.00
Student Pass Renewal FeeNA120.00
Application for Exemption Fee100.00100.00
Reprint of Diploma certificate200.00200.00
Additional Uniform Fee per Shirt25.0025.00
Student ID Card30.0030.00
Transfer includes change of pathway or program

¹ All Course fees payable by local and international students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) except Goods and Services Tax. Students can pay both their course and miscellaneous fees directly into ‘Boston Business School Pte Ltd’ DBS Account No. 003-901554-2 through any of the following methods:

  • SGD crossed cheque
  • SGD cash
  • Cashier’s order
  • Bank draft
  • Telegraphic transfer
  • NETS

² Miscellaneous fees are non-compulsory and non-standard fees which are paid only when necessary or applicable.

³ All fees are in Singapore dollars and are subject to 7% Goods and Services Tax.

Students have to pass 8 units in order to be awarded the qualification. Assessments take place throughout the course at various points during each unit. Most assessments are assignment based and there is no examination. This allows students to demonstrate their understanding of topics as they progress through the course.

Each unit is delivered over a four week period. Students are required to submit assignments and work by the specific dates set, and will be penalized for late submission of work. Students will receive a time-table at the start of their course. Each successfully completed unit will be graded as a pass, merit or distinction. A pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specific criteria given.

You will receive Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Business (QCF) upon successful completion of 8 units.

A pass is required for all modules. In order to achieve merit and distinction grades, students must meet all the assessment criteria and the merit or distinction criteria specified.