This widely recognised vocational qualification gives students a solid understanding of the world of business and how it functions. It is especially suitable for people who are at the beginning of their career and wish to broaden their knowledge of the business world. The framework of the course is built around modules that will develop your entrepreneurial skills and help you to follow your own field of business interest. By studying core business functions such as marketing, economics and accounting, you will learn how theories can be applied to real business situations and the global environments in which they operate. A personal tutor will provide support and offer advice when you have the choice to specialise in Enterprise, Marketing, Finance and Human Resource Management in your second year of study. Once you have completed your HND, you have the option of topping up your qualification to a degree with just one more year of full time study at the University of Derby.