An HNC in Business qualification is extremely valuable; it is a qualification that is well-respected and accepted by employers, universities and colleges in Britain and around the world. Moreover, studying for your Business HNC through a respected online course is becoming more and more common. 

A course that is known for providing a solid grounding in effective management is the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Business, which students study online at the Brighton School of Business and Management; it covers all essential business and management areas, such as Marketing, Human Resources and Finance. 

Time Required and Course Assessment 
Students usually take around 18 months to complete their online HNC in Business course. The course comprises 10 modules, each with written assignments. This is not an examined course, it is marked through a process of continual assessment. The actual time it takes your to complete your HNC in Business will depend on your personal circumstances: how effectively and consistently you study, research, and complete your assignments. 

The number of study hours you complete each week depends on you and your domestic and personal circumstances, but we recommend you commit to between 6 to 10 hours weekly, that’s two evenings or one evening and half a day at the weekend. Some prefer to work first thing in the morning, and others are happy to study into the night. 

Much of your study time will be spent reading, researching articles, reports, case studies online before writing your assignments. Your colleagues and line manager can be a great help in completing your course, especially if some of them are subject-matter experts. 

Business HNC: A Solid Foundation 
All UK universities will accept you into a bachelor degree course once you have successfully completed your HNC in Business, if the degree is in a complementary subject such as Business or Management. Successfully finishing your HNC means that you have the option to move on to study for a Postgraduate Diploma, or, with the right professional experience, a Masters' business degree. 

HNC Course Assessment Through Assignments
Course progress is assessed using assignments, and not examinations. From your organisation’s point of view, your assignments can be valuable consultancy projects, as in almost all the assignments you can include at least some analysis or observation of activity in your own workplace – as well as other, different, organisations and business sectors. 

This emphasis helps to show both you and your employer the practical uses of your course and assignments, as you increase your value as a team member with your knowledge of business and management approaches both in your company and others. 

This highly practical aspect of the course is extremely valuable and makes it easy to see how the knowledge gained your HNC in Business can be transferred to practical applications at work. 

All Online Courses are Tutor-led 
The level of support that you get at the Brighton School of Business and Management makes your studies easier. Your tutor will provide you with hints, tips, advice, guidance, website links, and will be happy to look at, comment on, assess – outlines and nearly finished versions of your Assignments. For more information about the HNC in Business go to