Higher National Diploma

The HND programme is a two year programme for those wanting to gain a formal academic qualification whilst working.

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  • Programme Delivery
  • HND Content
  • Entry Requirements
  • Graduates

Programme Delivery

The course is structured over approximately 30 to 40 days a year, mainly on the basis of a three-day block per month.

Assessments are via work based assignments and examination and require participants to apply their learning to the workplace with the student being asked to collect evidence to demonstrate their achievement.

After completion of the course, students have the opportunity to directly enter into the three semester top-up BA (Hons) in Business Studies. The part-time Bachelor programme is provided on a similar basis of attendance and distance learning, a combination known as ‘blended learning’ which includes support via the ECBM student internet platform.

HND Content

  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Brand Management
  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Business Law
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing
  • Management Accounting
  • Management and Operations
  • Managing a Successful Business Project
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Research Project

Entry Requirements

For the duration of the programme students must be in employment or undertake a suitable work placement.

Applicants should have A Levels or suitable relevant qualifications. GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above are required.

A good level of proficiency in the English language is required as the entire programme is delivered in English.


“ECBM has provided me with a fantastic start to my working life. I have been able to complete the HND and the BA afterwards in a short time alongside full time work. This combination has allowed me to propel my career forward and has given me the confidence to tackle and grasp the many opportunities open to me. I am very grateful for the time I spent at ECBM and highly recommend the programme."

Sam Goold, HND & BA (Hons)
Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

Meet more of our HND Graduates!

Key Facts

Next Intake: Autumn

Study Duration: 24 months part-time

Teaching Locations: London

Programme Delivery: 30 to 40 teaching days a year

Credit Points: 240 UK credit points

Tuition Fees: please get in touch to enquire about the tuition fees

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Work and Study

The unique mix of different learning styles, called Blended Learning, is a modern form of teaching that combines e-learning, self-study and intensive in-class teaching seminars, aimed at professionals with limited time. The block seminars are learning opportunities that use case studies, group interaction and discussions.

As a student on the programme you will have access to our student platform at any place and time. Even when you are away you can access the teaching material, get in touch with tutors as well as your fellow students about group work and study questions.

In addition to the teaching material, supplied via our student platform prior to any teaching session, every participant receives access to electronic journal services with a broad range of relevant literature.

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After successful completion of the programme students are entitled to receive the Higher National Diploma (HND). This certificate is issued by the National Examination Board Pearson Edexcel which is responsible for keeping the standard of business education in the United Kingdom and works on a national level. For further information please visit Pearson's website.

After completion of the HND, students have the opportunity to directly enter into the three semester top-up BA (Hons) in Business Studies, awarded by our partner University of South Wales.

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Alumni Network

Students can join the ECBM Global Network!

All of our graduates are professionals, consultants or managers in business, one in three postgraduate alumni are CEOs. Our network provides the opportunity to keep in touch, build business contacts and gain added value from being in a network of fellow business professionals.

Get more information about our graduates and our alumni network:

ECBM Graduates

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The admission process starts upon your submission of the online application form along with the supporting documents, such as your resume, employment/ internship references, diplomas and certificates. We review and respond to applications within a couple of days of receipt. You will then be contacted to schedule an interview. The interview examines the data provided in the application and supporting documents, tests your level of English and evaluates whether your profile will meet the demands of the programme.

We encourage those interested in the programme to apply as early as possible given the limited number of places on the programme.

We are very pleased to advise you if you want to check if you could do the HND programme, simply send your CV and we can tell you very quickly if you will be able to do the programme.

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