for October 2024 Intake.

Pearson Higher National Business


HND Business

The School of Information Risk Management is affiliated with East Sussex College Group and is offering Pearsons’ Higher National Certificate and Diploma (HNC/D) course to our students.

these programs especially planned in a way so we can offer you the chance to:

develop your previously learned knowledge and skills in the area of business sector. Our program prepares you for further education and bigger industries by polishing your current knowledge and skills and offering you to learn new ones.

Our main goals are:

  • Provide you enough basic knowledge at level 4 so you may be able to progress to get a higher education such as at level 5.
  • Equip you with such a commercial insight that you may be able to understand businesses and learn critical skills to progress in different roles of the business sector.
  • Develop your knowledge and skills in such a way that you may be able to progress to a university degree.
  • Groom you in such a way that you are able to progress in specialized areas by analyzing your professional business qualifications.



The Units of this course are: 

Business and Business Environment

Marketing Essentials

Human Resource Management

Management and Operations

Management Accounting

Managing a Successful Business Project

Innovation and Commercialization

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Level 5 units are

Organizational Behavior

Business Strategy

Planning for Growth

Pitching and Negotiation Skills

Developing Individuals, Teams and Organizations

Brand Management

Research Project

NOTE: elective units might be added every year which will be decided by the program team based on student demand and academic factors so your experience with us turns out to be the best


Various methods are used for the best learning outcomes. one unit each for HNC and HND, have an assessment that is set by Pearson. All assignments will ensure that the requirements of the employers are fulfilled and so that you may be able to seek further education. 

Knowledge and understanding are evaluated through

  • Coursework, often based on case studies
  • Essays
  • Time–based activity including examinations

Cognitive development is evaluated through

  • Coursework
  • Examinations
  • Project work

Practical skills are evaluated through

  • Practical reports with planning documentation
  • Portfolio completion
  • Presentations

Transferable skills are evaluated through

  • Project work
  • Group work

Credit hours

2nd year of Bachelor’s Degree program / 240 hours

Awarding body


Entry requirements

  • GCE Advanced Level qualified by a grade of C and above


  • qualification equivalent to Level 3 in any related subject


  • Higher Education Certificate
  • GCSE qualified or equivalent in English and Mathematics


2 years/ full time


Qualified candidates may progress to Level 6 entry to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Business at a UK University



Model of teaching

Full time and blended


Our next intake starting in October 2023

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Documents required

  • Completed application form
  • Passport
  • Visa (if applicable)
  • Original previous education certificates and copies
  • Statement of purpose (why do you wish to enroll in this program and what do you hope to get out of it)
  • Course fee
  • Interviewed by the course leader and admission team.
  • Proof of address
  • National assurance number

How to apply

Complete the application at

For more information contact our office by sending an email at or call 020 7078 7028

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