HND in Business and Accountancy

Course Overview

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 January 2017

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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.

Record of prior learning and transfers
For students wishing to be considered for entry, the University of South Wales Group or partner college is able, in many instances and taking into consideration the requirements of relevant professional bodies, to accredit prior learning in accordance with its published regulations.

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 3 Diploma alongside your HND in Year 1 and the Level 4 AAT Diploma in Year 2 at our Sketty Hall campus.

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

UCAS code: NN41.

Most students will pay £2,900 per year (course fees are £7,500 - some of this is paid by the Welsh Government for Welsh students. For 17/18, students will need to pay or get a tuition fee loan for the first £4,296. The college is offering a £1,000 bursary towards this for full time courses starting in September 2017.)

For information on financial support, including tuition fee loans and fee grants, visit


Bruce Fellowes on 01792 284418 or 01792 890794 or email

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