You’ll need to meet the general entry criteria for your chosen Pathway
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This qualification is a course which will see you study Applied Business full time. This provides an in-depth education for those students who are hoping to progress to university or industry. The topics you will explore are:
• Exploring a business
• Developing a marketing campaign
• Personal and business finance
• Recruitment and selection
• Managing an event
• Customer service
• International business
• Principles of management
• Business decision making
• Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
• Digital marketing
• Pitching a business idea
• Market research
• Work experience
An enriching experience
Studying Applied Business at HNC is an enriching experience. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and interests, broadening your horizons and building your cultural capital. These experiences are integral to life at HNC and will help you to stand out from the crowd. Some of the experiences our Applied Business students enjoy include:
• Work placements, including to international destinations and the chance to work in overseas locations. This year students have travelled to Malta and Valencia. This included work experience placements with international brands such as Zara
• A chance to take part in national competitions, such as the Young Enterprise challenge
• Connections with leading employers including PwC, with the potential to secure an internship or degree level apprenticeship
• The opportunity to put your skills and knowledge into action, including as a Business Ambassador hosting College events
Through your experience of practical activities and academic theory you will develop your self-confidence and communication skills. Inside the classroom you’ll enjoy a variety of learning methods, including group work, role play and presentations, which will develop your work- based skills such as teamwork and communication – all of which are essential in the world of work.
We are proud of the unique experiences that are available to our students both inside and outside of the classroom. These will stretch and challenge you to grow the required skills you’ll need to achieve the life- changing qualifications that will lead you to your dream career.
Our subject specialists are not only experts within their fields who will support you to build on key academic and employability skills; they’ll also work with you to instil a passion for your studies, helping you to develop a life-long love of learning.
Our modern spacious classrooms provide a great place to learn, and you’ll be able to explore the application of Business in a real-life context in a wide variety of ways – we regularly welcome Alumni and high-profile guest speakers. You’ll be given the chance to put your skills into action in a real-life context. This will include organising a large-scale event within College, planning every stage and marketing this – this year’s Applied Business students raised money for our Charity of the Year through a dynamic Easter themed event.
How will you be assessed?
This course is assessed via presentations, group work, assignments, and externally assessed exams.
Students who gain this qualification progress on to a wide range of destinations, and the opportunities you can access are vast. There are naturally progression routes within the industry – there are not many careers that our Applied Business qualification does not support! Our students progress into a wide range of fields, often opting for related careers such as Accountancy, Law, Marketing and HR. An increasing number of students have also successfully progressed to degree level apprenticeships, and some students opt for direct entry into the workplace in roles such as leisure and tourism and retail management. Popular degree pathways for students who complete this course include:
• Investment Banking
• Business Management
• Business Administration
Please note, this course is an Extended Diploma. This means it is a full time study programme and therefore is not available to study alongside any other subject. If you would like to study Applied Business as part of a wider study programme, this course is also available as: