Whether you want to run your own company, or work in a business or management position, understanding the current landscape and developing the skills to thrive in the future is absolutely crucial if you want to be successful.
If this sounds like it matches your ambitions, our Part-time HNC in Business is just the training you need. It's adaptive, flexible and responsive to the changing world around us.
In fact, these 5 modules have never been more important:
The business world has been turned on its head. There is no doubting the Coronavirus pandemic has changed the landscape, probably forever.
Essential business is open but with reduced capacity, high street shops are currently operating online, and the hospitality industry has had to adapt time and again.
Gaining a thorough understanding of the current business landscape, forecasting what’s coming next and learning what’s previously been successful in combatting recession is the first step to a successful recovery.
How do you solve a problem like a global pandemic?
It’s a question that so many businesses have been trying to answer with varying degrees of success.
Those that have performed the best are the ones that have been the quickest to adapt, responsive to change and creative. It’s the pubs and bars who are now hosting virtual wine tasting events, market stalls trading on delivery platforms and retailers who have embraced social media to sell products.
If this last 12 months is anything to go by, being well versed in a variety of problem-solving strategies will be essential to navigate what’s ahead!
Having the best product in the world is amazing but if you don’t have a clear and well-structured marketing strategy, the chances are nobody will ever know about it.
Working on a strategy includes pinpointing your unique selling points, identifying your target markets, developing your communication channels and having clear actions for your customers to take.
Implementing marketing essentials in your career allows you to trade and communicate effectively, even when a pandemic hits!
Strong managers are worth their weight in gold.
Being able to motivate staff, hit targets and deadlines, and strategise – especially in challenging times – is a key part of any organisation’s success.
Whether you’re working with a team who is customer facing, in the financial department or in human resources, you will need to ensure that business practices are as efficient as possible whilst considering the well-being of your staff.
If you can balance effectiveness, efficiency and well-being, you’re on to a winner.
It’s extremely important for businesses to track their operations by recording their transactions such as income statements, the balance sheet, the cash flow statement and the statement of retained earnings.
Not only does it allow you to monitor financial health, but it will also support any applications you make to investors and lenders to support business growth, and also in the event of applying for government support such as the furlough scheme.
HNC and HND in Business - quick fire Q&A:
1/ What is a HNC and a HND?
HNCs and HNDs are degree level qualifications. A HNC is a Level 4 qualification and progresses into the Level 5 HND.
2. Can I top up a HND to a full degree?
Once you have completed a HND at The Sheffield College, you can further progress your studies to our BA Management (Top-up) which will give you a full Level 6 BA (Hons) Degree.
3. Is there funding for tuition fees?
As a university level student, you will be able to apply for a student loan just as any university student can.