Business and Management (South and City College Birmingham) - HND

UCAS Code:
Full Time (2 years)
September 2017
South and City College Birmingham

Places on this course are available through Clearing

48 points (or equivalent) is the minimum you will need to be considered for this course in Clearing.
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0121 331 6777

This business and management HND is delivered at South and City College over two years, full-time. You learn a broad range of business topics such as economics, finance and marketing, alongside specialist management modules. We encourage you to apply what you learn to real life scenarios, so you can use your knowledge practically when you leave.

With a HND you can progress in your career or you can stay with us to get a business related degree. Our BA students have gone on to forge careers in fantastic companies such as the NHS and HSBC.

What's covered in the course?

This course gives you a clear understanding of fundamental business principles such as marketing, human resources and law, as well as more specialist areas like advertising, accounting and professional development.

With dedicated tutor support, you’ll learn about the underlying principles and techniques used in management and develop an understanding of contemporary issues in the business world.

In addition to the core modules, students on this programme follow the management pathway of the Business and Management programme. You will also study four general business modules.

You will be taught by staff that have a wealth of knowledge in their specialist area, which means you get to be taught by experts in the field.

As well as dedicated learning hubs and a wealth of facilities at South and City College, you’ll also have access to support and facilities at the university. This includes support services and career advice.

Why Choose Us?

  • This course is validated by the University, so you can be completely assured of the quality and calibre of teaching. Although you’ll be studying at South and City College, you’ll still be part of the University’s dynamic and supportive business study community - so there’ll be plenty of support available for you from both college and university staff.
  • You’ll have access to cutting-edge facilities at the university. Our business school is based in the brand new £63 million Curzon Building right in the City Centre Campus. This extraordinary building has a fantastic library with over 62 million online and print resources as well as dedicated IT support. You’ll have access to seminar rooms, lecture theatres, catering and social spaces for group working.
  • South and City College is a vocational college which means their emphasis is also on work experience and forwarding your career. Together we make sure you know everything you need to about day-to-day business management and understand the challenges organisations face today.
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Clearing Open Day - August 2017

If you're starting with us this September, our Late Recruitment Clearing Open Day is the perfect opportunity to find out more about our courses and see our facilities.

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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for Clearing 2017

48 points (or equivalent) is the minimum you will need to be considered for this course in Clearing. Please call us to see if we can make you an offer.

Use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out your points.

Call our Clearing hotline on 0121 331 6777.

Our Clearing hotline opens at 6am on Thursday 17 August.

Message us on social media

Get an offer or ask a question by direct messaging us on Facebook or Twitter. We’ll be available for 44 hours from 12am on Thursday 17 August.

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Alternative options
  • If you do not have 48 UCAS points, you may like to explore your options if you don’t have enough points for any of our courses.

We accept a range of qualifications, the most popular of which are detailed below.

Typical Offers

A Level CC or 64 UCAS points. A maximum of 2 subjects are considered.


BTEC MM or combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum total of 64 UCAS points


GCSE GCSE English Language and Maths grade 4 or above. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subject as long as the required subject is covered.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland
City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy Pass Adult Numeracy or Adult Literacy. Considered in lieu of GCSE Mathematics or English Language at grade 4. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.
Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Pass Maths and English. Considered in lieu of GCSE Mathematics or English Language at grade 4. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.
Key Skills level 2 Pass Application of Number or Communication. Considered in lieu of GCSE Mathematics or English Language at grade 4. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.
Irish Leaving Certificate (Ordinary Level) Minimum of 64 UCAS points. Must include Mathematics and English language. Required at the point of enrolment.
Scottish Intermediate 2 Minimum of 64 UCAS points. Must include Mathematics and English Language. Required at the point of enrolment.

Other acceptable UK Qualifications

Please select a qualification from the drop-down list to view our entry requirements:

If you have a qualification that is not listed, please contact the Course Enquiries Team

EU / International students
EU/Non-EU (International) Qualifications Requirements 2017/18
IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands.

The UCAS tariff is changing

If you're considering applying for this course to start in September 2017 onwards, it's important to know that the UCAS tariff system is changing.

UCAS tariff points – the points system most universities use to compare different qualifications – will be introducing a new system on how points are calculated.

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Advice about Clearing 2017

UK or EU students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
HND Sep 2017 FT 2 years £5,500 per year Call Clearing hotline

International Students

Sorry, this course is not available to international students.

The University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

Places available to start in September 2017

If you’d like to start this course full time this September, you can apply through Clearing.

0121 331 6777

Our Clearing hotline opens at 6am on Thursday 17 August.

Message us

Get an offer or ask a question by direct messaging us on Facebook or Twitter. We’ll be available for 44 hours from 12am on Thursday 17 August.

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International and part-time students can apply online as normal using the links above.

Want to start in September 2018?

You can apply via UCAS from 6 September 2017.

Personal statement

UK / EU students are required to submit a personal statement as part of their application for this course.*

The personal statement gives you a crucial opportunity to say why you’re applying and why the institution should accept you.

Here are the key areas you’ll need to address:

Course choice

Why does this course appeal? What areas are of particular interest?

Career plans

If you have a specific career in mind, say how your chosen course will help you pursue this goal.

Work experience

Mention any work that is relevant to your subject, highlighting the skills and experience gained.

School or college experience

Highlight skills gained at school/college, eg summer schools or mentoring activities.

Non-accredited skills or achievement

eg Duke of Edinburgh Award, Young Enterprise scheme.

You should also mention your future plans – if you’re planning to take a year out, don't forget to give your reasons. Talk about any subjects you’re studying that don’t have a formal assessment and any sponsorships or placements you’ve applied for. And don't be scared to add in details about your social, sports or leisure interests.

Get more information on writing personal statements.

*Non-EU students are not required to submit a personal statement when applying for this course.

Additional costs

There are no compulsory additional costs or charges associated with studying on this course. While you may choose to purchase personal copies of text books, all our key text books are available from our library or online (subject to normal library loan and online access arrangements).

Based on the past experience of our students, you might find it helpful to set aside about £50 for each year of your studies for your personal stationery and study materials. All our students are provided with 100 free pages of printing each year to a maximum total value of £15.

Sorry, this course is not available part-time

Got any questions?

Search our Frequently Asked Questions for a range of information about our courses and studying here.

Loans and Grants

Financial Support

We offer further information on possible undergraduate financial support. This includes the type of loans, grants and scholarships available both from the government and from Birmingham City University.

Over your two years of study, you focus on eight core modules, four management pathway modules and four general business modules. All modules have two assessments, these are all assessed in a variety of ways. For example, coursework, group or individual presentations, project work or examination.

You will be assigned a personal tutor. A regular tutorial slot is available to all students. In addition, you will be provided with academic skills development support every week. These will provide opportunities to develop your own learning and take part in group projects and presentations. You’ll also have talks from renowned speakers, take part in visits to real businesses and get hands-on in workshops.

You core modules cover a range of business related modules from human resources, business law, economics to managing financial decisions At the end of your second year you’ll complete a personal and professional development portfolio in which you update your CV, complete a SWOT analysis and create a personal development plan so you’re ready to pursue your career.

We give you a huge breadth of knowledge in many areas of business and management so you can decide with areas are right for you and your career.

Further Study

When you get your HND, you might want to continue studying part-time so you can continue working. You can also apply for direct entry to the second year on many of our full-time business-related degree programmes, including the final year of the degree programmes in Business and Management, International Business and Business Administration, as long as you gain a Merit profile on your HND.

You’re in an excellent position to understand which areas you want to continue you study in, having worked through many different subject areas. We can help you decide which path is right for you.

Study and work abroad

If you are interested in undertaking part of your studies abroad, the Erasmus scheme may be of interest to you. It allows higher education students to study for part of their degree in another European country.

It is open to undergraduates in their second year (or above) and offers a unique opportunity to enhance your CV and experience new cultures. If you study with us you will have access to an Erasmus co-ordinator, who can provide information about which institutions we have links with.

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Trips and visits

There will be the opportunity to participate in industry led  talks.  In addition, you will also be able to apply for Internships in European organisations, through our various partnerships.

Enhancing employability skills

Learning at a vocational college means the emphasis is always on your employability and future career. The course content is focused on developing personal and business skills to prepare you for a range of careers and jobs. These might include accounting work, management traineeships, marketing, purchasing, retail management and selling.

You’ll develop a knowledge and understanding of business and management concepts, theories and current issues facing businesses today. You’ll look at the connections between leadership, management and what makes a business effective from a range of perspectives and environments.

To help you forge your career you’ll learn to analyse, research and apply what you know to form practical solutions to business problems. Pitching, presenting, communicating and having good IT skills are all areas employers are looking for and we help you to flourish in all of these areas.


OpportUNIty Student Ambassador

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Graduate jobs

People who complete an HND with us can go straight into a career, but many choose to continue learning and often complete a full degree. For example, Jasdeep Dhillon went on to do a degree in business and management with us when she finished her HND. From there she went straight into a graduate scheme position as a Project Management Officer at Capgemini.


BCU Graduate+

Through our courses we give you the skills and experience needed to get a head start when applying for jobs. But we offer something extra too – Graduate+.

Our unique programme gives you the chance to develop valuable skills outside of the more formal classroom learning. We award points for Graduate+ activities (including firewalking!) and these can be put towards a final Graduate+ award.

More about Graduate+
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Curzon facilities student hub

Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £260 million on new learning facilities.

The Curzon Building

This course is based at our City Centre Campus – and specifically The Curzon Building, alongside other Social Sciences, Law, Business and English students.

The £63m building offers students a unique social learning space, including a dedicated student hub incorporating student support services, in the heart of Birmingham’s Eastside development.

The Business floors house an extensive number of IT facilities, breakout areas, and specialised rooms. The Marketing Link Agency is designed to replicate a modern marketing firm, allowing students to get real-life experience of working in the marketing sector. There is also the City Trading Room, which features state of the art stock market tracking equipment, keeping you up to date with all the financial comings and goings of the London Stock Exchange and Wall Street.

The Curzon building is also conveniently close to Birmingham’s business and financial centre, allowing for strong links between your studies and the real world.

The Curzon Building also features:

  • An impressive new library with access to over 65 million full text items and stunning views of Eastside City Park
  • Your Students’ Union which is located in a beautifully restored 19th century pub, The Eagle and Ball
  • A modern 300-seat food court with space to study and socialise
  • Brand new, accessible IT facilities with full Office365 for all students for free
  • Shared facilities with the wider campus including the recently opened Parkside Building and Millennium Point

College facilities

There are well equipped learning hubs with libraries at all of South and City College campuses. They contain books, computers, videos, journals and access to a range of electronic information sources to support your learning at college.

You’ll have access to Moodle, a virtual learning environment. There you’ll find online course details and modules, reading lists, revision notes and teaching notes. It also has interactive learning material, revision resources and online activities.

As well as access to South and City College facilities, you’ll also be able to use the support and facilities available at our state-of-the-art business school. This includes a fantastic library with over 62 million online and print resources as well as dedicated IT support. You’ll also have access to our seminar rooms, lecture theatres, catering and social spaces for group working.


Our staff are well qualified and are specialists in the areas that they teach.

UK prospective students:

UK enquiry form

+44 (0)121 331 5595

EU / International prospective students:

International enquiry form

+44 (0)121 331 5389

Already applied?

Email the applications team

+44 (0)121 331 6295