HND in Business and Accountancy

Course Overview

Duration: Two years
This course is designed to give students a broad range of knowledge and experience in the business and financial sectors. While there is an emphasis on finance areas, it is a wide ranging programme suitable for students who wish to develop the full range of business skills. 

Updated September 2020

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Entry Requirements

A typical offer is:
A Level = DD
BTEC L3 Extended Diploma = PPP
BTEC L3 Diploma = MP
Access = Pass
AAT3 = Pass.

Relevant work experience will be considered.


Course Delivery

Proposed modules include:

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Foundations of Marketing
  • Academic and Professional Development
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Start-Up
  • Management of Financial Information
  • Economics, Law and Regulation
  • Work and Organisational Behaviour

Year 2 (Level 5)

  • The Wider Role of the Accountant
  • Business and Financial Analysis
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Strategic Business Analysis
  • Live Research Project
  • Managing an Enterprise

As part of this course there is an option to become a fully qualified accounts technician through the AAT.

There would be no additional tuition fees to study the AAT Level 2/3 Diploma alongside your HND in year one and the Level 3/4 AAT Diploma in year two, depending on prior qualifications and experience. 

The course is delivered over three days. Students taking the AAT option will need to attend for a fourth day. A part time option is also available.

Progression Opportunities

On completion, students can progress onto the final year of BA (Hons) courses at University of South Wales including business studies, international business, business and finance, and business and accounting. 

Additional Information

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Student may be able to gain recognition for previous learning.  Please contact for advice if you feel this may be relevant, further information is available at:

UCAS code: NN41

Tuition fees are £7,500 per year. For academic year 2020/21, students will need to get a tuition fee loan for the full amount. The College is offering a £1,000 bursary per year towards full time HE courses starting in September 2020 (this is dependant on satisfactory course progression). For information on financial support - including tuition fee loans - please visit

There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e:

  • travel to and from college, or placement
  • photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks)
  • printing and binding
  • gowns for graduation ceremonies
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