**This hands-on, practical and applied management course has a contemporary focus. It is taught in a highly supportive and welcoming environment by tutors who have real business/management/ consultancy experience. Alongside an exploration of the major functions and environment of business, you will consider the legal, ethical and sustainability issues that concern organisations today and some of the modern techniques of web and e-business.** When you complete the course you will have the opportunity to progress to the final year of BA (Hons) Business Management at the University of Worcester combined with the option to take a one-year paid work placement. You will also be able to apply for Associate Membership of the Chartered Management Institute (ACMI) and be awarded the CIMA Accredited Sage Certificate subject to exam. - Taught with a real-world approach and in a highly supportive and welcoming environment by tutors who have real business/management/consultancy experience - Sponsored by Sanctuary Group via their Prize for Outstanding Performance in HND Business Management - Lots of opportunity to engage with employers, take up internships, enhance your job prospects and start to build a professional network - Development of job-ready career skills (such as team working, oral presentation, project management and web design; as well as how to become a persuasive communicator; think creatively; manage projects; work effectively as a member of a team; lead and inspire others; be self-reliant; use initiative and champion an ethical and socially responsible approach to business) - Entrepreneurial Projects to impress employers or inspire you to set up your own business.