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GBS HNC/HND in Business

Transform your career with global applied knowledge

Build a successful career in Business Management

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business
Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business

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Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are designed to prepare learners for their employment in a specific industry.

Key Facts:

  • Build a challenging global career in Business and Management
  • Perform managerial roles
  • Progress onto the third year of a degree programme (GBS will provide the information during your study)

What will you achieve?

  • Gain specialist knowledge and skills to further your career prospects
  • Use this qualification as a starting point to work towards various professional memberships
  • Have the skills and knowledge to progress and gain credits against the standards of bachelor degrees in higher education institutions
  • Gain a global understanding of the business environment
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Why should you choose the GBS?

  • Flexible study options - Weekdays or Evenings
  • Assessments undertaken in various ways
  • Industry experienced lecturers with excellent education and professional qualification
  • Simplified learning
  • Personal attention to all learners
  • Small classes
  • Free career development mentoring programme
  • Connect with our very successful alumni

Career Development and Employability

At Global Banking School we start assisting your opportunities from day 1. You will be having one to one session with your career advisor to identify your strengths and weakness against the top roles you want to achieve after your degree.

Our greatest asset is our alumni network

We encourage students to participate in alumni networking events in different cities and find mentors who share the common visions with you.

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Year 1:

  • Business and the Business Environment (15 credits)
  • Marketing Essentials (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Management and Operations (15 credits)
  • Management Accounting (15 credits)
  • Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson Set -15 credits)
  • Innovation and Commercialisation (15 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (15 credits)

Year 2:

  • Research Project (Pearson set – 30 credits)
  • Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)
  • International Marketing (15 credits)
  • Tapping into new and International Markets (15 credits)
  • Social Media and Practice (15 credits)
  • Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Developing Individuals, Teams & Organisations (15 credits)

There are no formal examinations required for this course.

Assessments are undertaken in various ways:

  • Presentation
  • Writing an assignment
  • Analysing a case study
  • Completing a portfolio of evidence
  • Writing reports

You will be required to work in your own time to complete research, homework tasks or group work. Self-study is vital to your success on this course and lecturers will give you guidance on how best to approach this throughout the study period.

  • Education

  • Level 3 qualification or equivalent

  • Education

  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate

  • English Proficiency

  • CEFR B2

  • Students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied Level 3 in United Kingdom are expected to hold an accepted English language B2 (CEFR)
  • Interview

  • All applicants must pass an Academic Interview

  • Application

  • Exceptional entry route: 3 years relevant work experience

Welcome Applications From Students 21+

We welcome applications from students 21+ who do not match the standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate willingness and commitment to studying this subject at University level, and, who can evidence academic, professional or vocational experience in a related field.

The process

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You can apply for help with your fees from the government by visiting This could take the form of a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or Maintenance Grant.

A Tuition Fee Loan will cover the cost of your up-front fees, and will be paid to your university or College. The Loan must be repaid once you finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more. Both full and part-time learners can apply.

If you are eligible, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan too. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. This loan has to be repaid after you leave your course and when your earnings are more than £26,575. For more information please visit

Maintenance Grants are paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the amount of Maintenance Loan you are eligible for.

New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.

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Key Facts

Intakes : October and February

Duration: 2 years

Awarding body: Pearson







Location: London, Manchester and Birmingham

Delivery: Weekdays or weekends or only evenings