Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (RQF) (BTEC HND)


This programme is designed to support progression into relevant occupational areas or on to degree-level study. These pathways are linked to Professional Body standards (where appropriate) and can provide professional status and progression to direct employment. BTEC Higher National qualifications are widely recognised by industry and higher education authorities around the world. The aims of programme:

  • Develop a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study.
  • Gain and learned to apply knowledge, skills and principles more widely.
  • Learn how to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems.
  • Perform effectively in the chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.
  • Award that can allow students to progress to over 200 Universities globally for Bachelor degrees.
  • Obtain an internationally recognised qualifications that will provide the relevant route to a degree programme.

Class Duration:

Class hours:

Mondays to Fridays (Exclusive Public Holidays); Morning session: 9.00 am to12.00 pm; Afternoon session: 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Admission Requirements:

Local Applicants

  • Academic Level: Minimum 2 GCE ‘A’ Level Credits (Grade D and above) exclude all Languages; Local Polytechnic Students will be exempted from Year 1 Study; Hanbridge Institute Diploma in Business Management.
  • Mature applicants 30 years old and above without the academic pre-requisite but has more than 8 years of relevant working experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Language Proficiency: Minimum C6 in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Level

International Applicants

  • Academic Level: Equivalent of Year 12 from the respective home country of the applicants; Hanbridge Institute Diploma in Business Management; Matured applicants 30 years old and above without the academic pre-requisite but has 8 years of relevant working experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Applicants whose English language level do not meet the minimum requirement can sit for an English Proficiency assessment to determine their English Language proficiency level.

*Note: Non-native speakers of English will be given the English Proficiency test. Those who do not meet the required English standard will need to enrol into Hanbridge Institute’s Certificate in Standard English Course.

Course Structure and Synopsis

Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Business is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them. On successful completion of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma, students can develop their careers in the business sector through:

  • Entering employment
  • Continuing existing employment
  • Linking with the appropriate Professional Body
  • Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Progressing onto Degree Top-Up programme at over 200 universities globally

Main career options: 

Administrative Executives, Operations Executives, Executive Secretaries, Corporate Support Executives, Human Resources Executives, Marketing Executives, Finance Support Executives, Customer Service Executives and others relevant to your chosen fields of future studies

Elective Modules (year 2)

Course Fees

Application Fees of SGD$535.00 with GST is payable