Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Business (Chinese)

Introduction

The HNC Diploma is designed to meet the following aims:

  • To provide an educational foundation for a range of business and management careers in business & finance;
  • To provide specialised studies directly relevant to individual vocations and professions in which students are working or intend to seek employment;
  • To enable students to make an immediate contribution in employment;
  • To provide flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for career development and as a basis for progression to HND studies;
  • To develop students’ ability in business & finance through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme;
  • To develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.
Course Structure

The units for Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Business (Chinese) are:

Core Units (total of 60 credits)

Business Environment

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of different organisations, the influence of stakeholders and the relationship between businesses and the local, national and global environments.

Managing Financial Resources and Decisions

The unit aim is to provide learners with an understanding of where and how to access sources of finance for a business, and the skills to use financial information for decision making.

Organisations and Behaviour

The aim of this unit is to give learners an understanding of individual and group behavior in organisations and to examine current theories and their application in managing behavior in the workplace.

Marketing Principles

This unit aims to provide learners with understanding and skills relating to the fundamental concepts and principles that underpin the marketing process.

Specialist Units (choose units with a total credit value of 60)

Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of aspects of the law of contract and tort and the skill to apply them, particularly in business situations.

Business Decision Making

The aim of this unit is to give learners the opportunity to develop techniques for data gathering and storage, an understanding of the tools available to create and present useful information, in order to make business decisions.

Business Strategy

The aim of this unit is to give learners the knowledge and understanding of how a business unit can strategically organise and plan for likely future outcomes in order to be successful.

Management Accounting: Costing and Budgeting

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the understanding and ability to use cost information for budgeting and forecasting purposes in the management of business.

Financial Accounting and Reporting

In this unit learners will prepare financial statements for different types of business, complying with relevant legal and regulatory provisions and the basic principles of group accounts. Learners will also develop tools for the interpretation of financial statements.

Personal and Professional Development

This unit aims to help the learner become an effective and confident self-directed employee. This helps the learner become confident in managing own personal and professional skills to achieve personal and career goals.

Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the understanding and skills to manage their activities in the business workplace to improve their effectiveness and efficiency.

Managing Communications, Knowledge and Information

The aim of this unit is to show how communications, knowledge and information can be improved within an organisation including making better use of IT systems.

Marketing Intelligence

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand the purchase decision-making process and how marketing research techniques are used to contribute to the development of marketing plans.

Advertising and Promotion in Business

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the understanding and skills for using advertising, promotion and marketing communications effectively. Learners will put this into practice by planning and integrated promotional strategy.

Human Resource Management

This unit provides an introduction to the concepts and practices of human resource management and focuses on the management of recruitment, retention and employment cessation.

Managing Human Resource

The aim of this unit is to develop an understanding of the theory and practice of human resource management focusing on current human resources practice and the impact of topical issues and legislation.

The Internet and E-Business

The aim of this unit is to give learners an understanding of the internet and how e-business can be used in organisations.

E-Business Operations

This unit provides learners with an understanding of e-business operations so they can develop the skill to use internet and electronic processes for supply chain activities and other business applications.

Employability Skills

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to acquire honed employability skills required for effective employment.

 

 

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Utilize techniques and technology to address business problems and enable effective decision making;
  2. Understand business strategies and decision making in business;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and financial aspects in business contracts;
  4. Understand the nature and issues of business environment, organisations and behaviours;
  5. Explain the functions, processes and information needs of organisations;
  6. Understand personnel function of management and employment relationship within the organization;
  7. Demonstrate problem-solving skills;
  8. Demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as effectively as a member of a team.
Course Information

Entry Requirements

The entry profile of qualifications and/or experience held by an applicant should show an ability to progress to a Pearson BTEC Level 4 qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education, the profile is likely to include one of following:

  • Diploma
  • Chinese Senior Secondary Year 3
  • SMU 3
  • GCE ‘A’ Levels – at least two (2) Grade E
  • ITE Higher NITEC 2.5
  • STPM – 2 passes
  • Vietnam Grade 12
  • Any other equivalent qualification

Applicants with foreign qualifications equivalent to the above may be admitted.

All applicants should possess

  1. HSK Level 5 OR
  2. equivalently a pass in Chinese Language at Junior High School Level OR
  3. a PASS in Chinese Proficiency Assessment Test determined by the college.

Those who fail the Chinese Proficiency Assessment Test will be required to successfully complete an appropriate Chinese Language course conducted by the College.

The Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are accredited on the QCF for learners aged 18 and above.

More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience of paid and/or unpaid employment and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Certification

Candidates who successfully complete all 8 units of this programme will be given the internationally recognised Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Business (Chinese) in Singapore, awarded by Pearson International (UK).

Course Schedule

Total Duration:
Student on normal mode12 months (full-time)
15 months (part-time)
Students on express mode9 months (full-time)
12 months (part-time)
Total Course Hours:480 hours

Unit Hours

60 hours per unit (including 15 hours of workshop for assignments)

Class Size

Class size: Maximum 70 for lecture. Maximum 40 per class for practical and tutorial lessons

Award Criteria

To be awarded the Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Business (Chinese), the student must meet the criteria below:

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Business (Chinese) is a 120-credit qualification that consists four mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 120 credits. The rules of combination for this qualification are as specified as follows:

  1. Qualification credit value: a minimum of 120 credits. (A maximum of 55 credits may be at level 5.)
  2. Minimum credit to be achieved at the level of the qualification (level 4): 65 credits.
  3. Mandatory core unit credit: 60 credits
  4. Specialist unit credit: 60 credits.
Course details

Lectures/Tutorials

The course is mainly conducted in the classroom via face-to-face learning which encourages student-teacher interaction. Students are encouraged to attend field trips and bazaars organised by the school to encourage experiential learning.

Assessment

This course is assessed by outcome-based coursework which involves doing a report, presentation or project work.

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