HND Business at Stanmore College

Course Content

Do you want to learn the all-round business skills that employers are looking for, while working on your personal development and setting yourself up to get a degree in the future?

This HND Business course kick-starts your business career by providing a valuable introduction to topics including business strategy, finance, ecommerce and marketing. It’ll give you an edge when starting your career and give you a solid foundation for further study.

This qualification is for adults and those aspiring to gain a degree.

For more information on the HND Business click here to access the related page on the University of Portsmouth's website. The course would be delivered right here at Stanmore College.

Course Outcomes

On this course, you'll:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to excel in business
  • Learn from experienced tutors, lecturers and business leaders
  • Build knowledge in subjects such as marketing, business finance, business law, data management, business strategy, organisational theories and human resource management
  • Work on a research project and put your knowledge into practice to demonstrate what you’ve learned


Proceed to a full degree by doing a 'top up' at the University of Portsmouth or elsewhere.

After completing this course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to begin a career in areas such as:

  • marketing
  • sales
  • publicity
  • administration
  • ecommerce
  • accounting
  • financial and risk analysis
  • HR

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience 48 points to include a minimum of 1 A level (at grade D or above) or equivalent.

GCSE subjects and grades required 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics / 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

English language requirements English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.


You’ll be assessed through:

  • individual and group coursework
  • examinations
  • online tests
  • practical exercises

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the units you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

  • Year 1 students: 19% by written exams and 81% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 6% by written exams and 94% by coursework


Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • group projects
  • one-on-one tutorials


Course reading material, text books, computer or laptop at home and printer.

Tuition Fees


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