The HNC Business programme provides students with a wide range of opportunities and practical preparation for working within a business context.
The course has a strong vocational focus and aims for students to develop the skills and techniques to support their progression into industry. It has been designed to embrace the ever-changing nature of the modern business environment and will include modules of Business Environment, Marketing, HR, Leadership and Management, Accounting and Business Projects.
The mix of theory and practice enables students to apply what they have learned to real industry situations, improving their employment prospects and work-related experience.
Typical Course Structure
- Business and the Business Environment
- Marketing Processes and Planning
- Human Resource Management
- Leadership and Management
- Accounting Principles
- Managing a Successful Business Project
- Entrepreneurial Ventures
- Digital Business in Practice
Students will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course. Full-time, one year. Course contact hours are to be confirmed.
Whilst the sessions delivered at College will typically fall between Monday and Friday from 9am – 5pm, it is expected that students will complete online study, in addition to the independent study, outside of these times.
Students should also make themselves available to complete work experience hours outside of these times. Many of the opportunities offered through the college will require commitment during evenings and weekends.
View the HE Student Handbook
What Our Students Say
“I chose to study Business at Lincoln College as it offered learning opportunities in a range of modules that are relevant in the business environment. It gives an insight into various areas of business and supports my goal of career progression within a job role in the future. I chose to study this course at Lincoln College due to the smaller class sizes and support available.”
Matthew Harrison, graduated in 2022
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How to Apply
This course is validated by Pearson. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are OfS registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details and information of the responsibilities and conditions of study of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the Policies section.
A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points from:
- GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level
- BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
- Access to HE Diploma
- T Levels
- Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher
- GCSE English – Grade C/4 or above
- GCSE Maths – Grade C/4 or above
*For mature applicants, some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels/BTECs
EU and International Applicants
ENIC confirmed equivalent of 48 UCAS points
IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa
The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme include:
- Practical assessments
- Timed assessments
- Written assessments
The HNC is a qualification which is widely recognised in its own right and is designed to provide students with the skills required for employment in a range of associated professions. On successful completion of the course students may apply to continue to study a HND in Business or enter employment.
Per Academic Year
- Home Students - £8,000
- International Students - £9,500
Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.
Additional Course Costs
Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.
Additional compulsory course costs can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 for full-time or £250 part-time students) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.
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Start Date:September 2023
UCAS Course Code:N190
UCAS Institution Code:L42