Delivered from our large, historic Palmer’s Campus in Grays, the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business is delivered using an optimised blend of online and face to face sessions.
This HND will use the latest technology and provide you with comprehensive support throughout the programme. It will allow you to immediately progress into employment, start your own business, or get a USP College top-up degree through our university partners.
Start date - 7 May 2022
Duration - Two years
Fees - £6,165 per year
Awarding body - Pearson Edexcel
Contact sessions - Saturdays & Sundays
We work with leading UK universities allowing you to progress to a Level 6 qualification once you have graduated from the HND.
The venue for our face to face sessions will be at our historic USP College Palmer’s Campus, situated in Grays, Essex.
The delivery model will allow you to work and study simultaneously through a weekend blended delivery approach that includes face to face and online teaching and support sessions.
Student loans funding
Funding is available for tuition fee loans. In addition, a maintenance student loan of £9,488 is available per year, depending on individual circumstances.
You must be 18 years old or over at the time of registration and must have at least one of the following to qualify for enrolment:
- A recognised Level 3 qualification in a related subject
- Baccalaureate (Level 3) – overseas qualifications must be translated into English using the national agency for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications ENIC (European Network of Information Centres)
- Two years of related work experience as recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Once you apply, you will be invited in for a discussion with one of our programme leads where you can ask any additional questions about the course and even discuss funding options, such as applying for student finance.
Why study at Higher Education at USP College?
No.1 College in Essex for Student Satisfaction
USP College is one of only 33 Higher Education Institutions out of 403 in the UK to get 100% student satisfaction for the quality of its Higher Education courses in this year’s National Student Survey.*
Simplified Application Process
There is no need to apply through UCAS or write a personal statement! Simply complete our online application form and then we will arrange an informal interview with you.
Students achieve excellent outcomes
Progression to employment or further study is high, while part-time student progression to highly skilled employment or further study is consistent with the College's benchmark.
By having small class sizes we get to know you – and your teachers and our Student Success Officer will check in with you regularly.
Being able to study locally means that you won't have to spend thousands of pounds on living and accommodation costs. And you don't have to look for new accommodation every year!