When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Multiple
  • Course Code K24BEFB08A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

The level 4 units in the first year of the HTQ will provide students with a broad introduction to business and different business functions.  Units are:
  • The Contemporary Business Environment
  • Marketing Processes & Planning
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Leadership & Management
  • Accounting Principles
  • Project Management
  • Operational Planning & Management
  • Digital Business in Practice.
Students will gain a wide range of business knowledge tied to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios.  Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop vocational behaviours and transferable skills. By the end of Level 4, students will have sound knowledge of the basic concepts of leadership and management. They will be competent in a range of subject-specific skills as well as general skills and qualities relevant to key areas of business. The Level 5 (Year 2) units give students the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and behaviours aligned to the Occupational Standard (OS) for Operations or Departmental Manager. Units are:
  • Organisational Behaviour Management
  • Manging & Leading Change
  • Principles of Organisational Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Information Technology Systems
  • Developing Individuals, Teams, and Organisations
  • Business Communications and Relationship Management
  • Business Data Analytics and Insights
Students will be able to develop and apply their own ideas to their studies, to deal with uncertainty and complexity, to explore solutions, demonstrate critical evaluation and use both theory and practice in a wide range of business situations.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Produce a workforce action plan for recruiting and retaining talent and skills to achieve business objectives to address skills shortages.
  • Apply human resource management (HRM) practices in a work-related context for improving sustainable organisational performance.
  • Lead team activity for a given business situation.
  • Apply coaching and mentoring techniques to support professional development.
  • Prepare budgets for planning, control, and decision-making.
  • Develop a media plan to support a marketing campaign for an organisation.
  • Apply the concept of continuous quality improvement.

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: BTEC Higher National Diploma in Leadership and Management for England [EDEXCEL]

Class format and activities

The mode of delivery for this course involves a combination of in-centre learning, online delivery as well as intensive weekends. The Microsoft Teams online platform and supported apps are used to support learning together with videos to review lectures, work-based learning activities, presentations, tutorials, online learning, workshops, critical debates, and seminars.

In addition, you will be supported by a work-based professional advocate and tutors at Morley College London. Progress is measured by assignments, work-related projects, demonstration of professional competence in work-based situations, and practical activities that apply the knowledge you have gained.

There are no written exams. When not attending timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This typically will involve reading articles and books, working on individual projects, undertaking preparing coursework assignments and presentations Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, the library and Canvas, the online virtual learning platform.

Entry Requirements

We welcome applications from anyone with relevant work and experience and capable of reaching the standards required by the qualification. All students are expected to have a good standard of computer literacy. Applicants will be invited for interview to discuss their work and experience in more detail. Students who have recently been in education are likely to need one of the following:

  • a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business
  • a GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent) and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English
  • other related Level 3 qualifications
  • an Access to Higher Education Diploma from an approved further education institution
  • relevant work experience, or
  • an international equivalent to the above qualifications

Our Recognition of Prior Learning policy means that students’ previous learning and experience can be taken into account, and they may be awarded certain qualifications or units of a qualification based on that learning or experience. Students applying for this course that is taught and assessed completely in English will need a certain level of English language skills. Before accepting students onto a programme, we will make sure that those who are non-native English speakers and who have not carried out their final two years of schooling in English can demonstrate ability at a standard equivalent to:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE Academic 51, or
  • IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5)

Before you enrol

All students will attend college 2 evenings per week between 3:30pm and 9:00pm on a Tuesday and Thursday as well as 3 hours of live webinars, e-learning and reviews each week.  There will also be an intensive weekend each year which will be scheduled to take place in the spring term.

Students are expected to undertake independent study and complete assignments and coursework outside of college time.

The College has a range of specialist resources to support the delivery of the programme. You will have access to computers, scanners, and printers in the HTQ Business department and in the College’s learning centre. Students will be assessed through graded projects and coursework, assignments, and reflective journals.

What you need

If you are interested in applying for the Higher National Diploma in Leadership and Management for England, then please apply using the link on this webpage. The qualification is awarded by Pearson. You can apply for student finance here.

This course is classified as full-time. You will need access to a laptop or PC to carry out independent study and complete assignments. Relevant textbooks and other learning materials. The college does have some laptops for this course which can be loaned to students.

What you can do next

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid foundation in leadership and management, which students can build on if they decide to continue their studies. The Level 5 Higher National Diploma allows students to progress to degree-level study, or into employment at lower or middle management roles.

Once students have achieved the Level 5 Higher National Diploma, they can develop their career in the respective sector by:

  • entering employment
  • continuing existing employment and seeking promotion
  • linking with the appropriate professional body
  • committing to continuing professional development, or
  • studying at university

Progression to University: The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant business-related courses, for example: BA (Hons) Leadership and Management for Business BA (Hons) Business Studies with Leadership and Management BA (Hons) Business Management BA Business and Human Resource Management BA (Hons) Global Business Management BSc (Hons) Digital Business Management.

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