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Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business


In today's increasingly competitive corporate world, leading enterprises demands people with demonstrable management skills and abilities. BTEC Higher Nationals are recognised by employers around the world for their emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding of an industry or sector. With their strong focus on technical skills, they help to address the high-level technical skills shortage that's an important issue in the UK and globally.

HN Global is a new online platform created by Pearson for BTEC Higher National students. With HN Global, students can get access to (1) core textbook, (2) career empowerment, (3) study skills modules and (4) forum.

Assessment is through practical assignments with no exams - to more accurately reflect the real working environment. Through this engaging approach to learning, you will be ready to face the challenges of the modern business world armed with the hands-on skills employers demand.

Ofqual RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) qualification number for Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business is 601/8364/0.


The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business provides its learner the realistic and appropriate career-related opportunities worldwide for 21st-century employment markets.

Students who successfully completed Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business qualification can progress onto Year 2 of our Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business or Year 2 in Degree programme at many universities.

Click here for information about progression to degree opportunities.

Student Feedback

Tutors and guidance were helpful and were very timely with responses to queries I had during my course. (S B)

Good online resources available such as books and tips to get you started. Good detailed feedback on your first submission. (T B)

Entry Requirements

The minimum age to register for this programme is 18. Prospective students should note that the following entrance qualifications are required for those wishing to undertake this programme:

  A level (or equivalent) or

  Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) or

 Mature applicant with GCSE (or equivalent) and work experience and

  IELTS 5.5 or CEFR level B2 (if applicable)

Course Structure

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business:

Please note: additional optional units of demand could be made available to students

Course Credit Value

120 Credits

Course Duration

12 months

Course Fees

£3500 (Blended Learning)

£1800 (Distance Learning)

Course Intake

Blended Learning: January/April/July/October

Distance Learning: Any Time

Awarding Body

Pearson Education Ltd

Awarding Body Fees