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HND PROJECT AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Awarded By: University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Duration: 2 years, part-time
Level: Level 5
Last Updated: 26-10-21

The HND Project and Quality Management has been designed in conjunction with key employers, to bring together management theories and practices, with established quality and project management tools and techniques.

Designed for those wishing to progress an already established career, the programme combines a mixture of practical and theoretical sessions, developing key skills such as quality management, management of risk and project management applications.

The course aims to provide intellectual challenge within project and quality management, alongside opportunities to develop strategic decision-making skills and an appreciation of the wider organisation and corporate responsibilities. Reflecting good practice, this HND encourages you to develop the practical skills and behaviours required for successful project and quality management and delivery in the workplace.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Each module is a self-contained block of learning with defined aims, learning outcomes and assessment.  A standard module is worth 20 credits. It equates to the learning activity expected from one sixth of a full-time undergraduate year.  Modules may be developed as half or double modules with credit allocated up to a maximum of 120 credits per module.

Modules studied at level 5 throughout the programme are:

Year 1

  • Business Management Techniques
  • Management in Industry
  • Quality Management

Year 2

  • Managing Project Risk
  • Programme Management
  • Project Management Applications

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

A wide variety of learning and teaching methods are used within the HND, including lectures, video presentations, case studies, role play and group discussion. Project simulation and both group and individual tutorials are also utilised.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment methods vary throughout the programme and include both formative and summative assessments.

Formative assessments will comprise of class activities and practical tasks such as presentations, whilst summative assessment will be made up of a range of assignments and examinations.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Upon successful completion of the HND, you may choose to enter year three of the BA (Hons) Business and Management qualification at UCLan, to achieve a full degree. To progress, an additional application needs to be made.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

Mode of study: 2 years, part-time

Tuition fees: Year 1 (2022/23): £3,500 Year 2 (2023/24): £3,500

Location: Preston College, Fulwood Campus (except trips and visits)

Minimum numbers required for this course to run: 6 people

Additional costs: The provision of your own laptop/computer and personal protective equipment is essential for this course

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Preston College operates a flexible admissions policy, welcoming applicants with a wide range of qualifications and/or experience, with each application assessed on its own merits. We also recognise prior learning/attainment (RPL) and experience, meaning it may be possible to map some of your existing qualifications against the modules for the HND Project and Quality Management qualification.

If this applies to you, we will discuss this with you at interview stage. For learners who have recently been in education, we would expect an applicant to have one of the following:

Level 4 qualification

A Level 4 qualification in a relevant subject, such as a HNC Project and Quality Management.

The HNC shown in this guide allows for direct progression onto this HNC. Applicants with an alternate HNC may be considered, depending on modules completed.
Other qualification or requirements

For advanced entry to the HND, we will consider accredited prior learning (APL) for a level 4 award containing 120 credit. For example, a recognised HNC in an engineering related subject. A professional qualification such as the APM Project Management Qualification or IPMA Level D qualification will also be considered for APL of some modules.

Applicants with industrial experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

IELTS 6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area).
PLUS:  
GCSE Applicants must hold a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths.

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification.

Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are considered. 

International students

You may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in order to enter and study in the UK. However, please note that Preston College does not hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence to support student visa applications.

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