Course Code: BHND
Duration: 2 Years
This is a broad based business diploma course which offers students underpinning academic knowledge and business skills. Major emphasis is placed on the development of personal and technical skills required for success in the business world. The learning is student centred and it involves a considerable amount of practical work-related assignments. Currently second year BHND students may apply for international work experience in Finland funded by the Erasmus programme.
The option to specialise in accountancy and finance will be available in second year.
Leaving Certificate/LCVP with a minimum of two H5/O1 and four O6/H7 grades or equivalent or QQI level 5 award with a merit profile or BTEC National Diploma with a merit profile. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+)
HND in Business
This award is made by the UK awarding body BTEC Pearson and is not, at present, placed on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)
A Higher National Diploma is recognised by the QQI as being comparable to the Higher Certificate at NFQ Level 6.
BCFE has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in place with the Institute of Technology Tallaght which allows advanced entry into either 2nd or 3rd year of the Business Management Level 8 Degree programme for our Higher National Diploma in Business (BHND) students who have achieved either a pass/merit profile or a merit/distinction profile respectively.
The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and the National College of Ireland may also grant exemption from year one and in some cases year two of relevant degree courses on an individual basis.
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