Awarded by Pearson Education Limited(UK)

Full Time

This course is no longer available for new intake.
Click here for course details of Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (Business Management) or (Accounting and Finance).


Pearson Education Limited

Pearson Education Limited (Pearson) is the UK's largest awarding organization, offering academic and vocational qualifications and training to schools, colleges, employers, students and other places of learning in the UK and internationally. Pearson’s vocational qualifications include BTECs, which are recognised in more than 70 countries worldwide as work-related qualifications suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. BTECs provide a practical, real-world approach to learning without sacrificing any of the essential subject theory. DIMENSIONS International College is a BTEC Approved Centre for the above programme. For updated and accurate information of Pearson Education Limited, please visit their website at

Programme Introduction

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (Management) or (Accounting) (QCF) is offered as a 22-month programme that is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for progression to an undergraduate degree. Such qualification may be accepted by overseas universities with advanced credit standing when applying for degree courses. The acceptance is dependent on each of the university and is on a case-by-case basis.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (Management) or (Accounting) (QCF) by Pearson Education Limited, UK. Students will have an advanced standing into the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration – Top-up Degree programme of the University of Hertfordshire, subject to the approval of the university.


  • To provide general training and knowledge in business core areas
  • To learn about the ways businesses function
  • To understand the changes and dynamics in businesses
  • To be able to do business plans
  • To manage and lead people

Designed for

  • Students who are going into job market
  • Business executives
  • Students who aspire to study degree
Course Structure

Course Structure

This course consists of 13 core modules + 3 major modules.

  • Business Environment
  • Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Marketing Principles
  • Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business
  • Business Decision Making
  • Business Strategy
  • Research Project
  • Management Accounting: Costing and Budgeting
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Working with and Leading People
  • Quality Management in Business
  • Small Business Enterprise
3 MAJOR MODULES Major: Management

  • Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results
  • Managing Communications, Knowledge and Information
  • Employee Relations
Major: Accounting

  • Financial Accounting and
  • Financial Systems and
  • Taxation

Course Outline

Core Modules
  • Outline for Business Environment
  • Outline for Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
  • Outline for Organisations and Behaviour
  • Outline for Marketing Principles
  • Outline for Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business
  • Outline for Business Decision Making
  • Outline for Business Strategy
  • Outline for Research Project
  • Outline for Management Accounting: Cost and Budgeting
  • Outline for Personal and Professional Development
  • Outline for Working with and Leading People
  • Outline for Quality Management in Business
  • Outline for Small Business Enterprise
Major: Management Major: Accounting
  • Outline for Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results
  • Outline for Managing Communications, Knowledge and Information
  • Outline for Employee Relations
  • Outline for Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Outline for Financial Systems and Auditing
  • Outline for Taxation

Scope of Study

Theory and practical lesson on Business Administration

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials, discussions and research.

Commencement Date/Intakes

This course is not available to new students for enrolment.

Course Fees

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1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)



2. Tuition Fee



3. Registration Fee for Pearson Education Limited



4. Administrative Fee



5. Examination Fee



6. Course Material



7. Medical Check-Up Fee



8. International Student Management Fee



9. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee



7% GST






Miscellaneous Fees:

1. Loss of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)



2. Renewal of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)



3. Administrative Fees for Extension / Replacement of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)



4. Additional Book Fee Per Book



5. Appeal for Result Fee Per Module



6. Academic Status Certification Fee Per Certification Letter



7. Late Payment Fee



8. Documents Courier Services Fee Per Delivery



9. Re-enrolment Fee



10. Course Deferment Fee



11. Graduation Ceremony Fee


Subject to University / DIMENSIONS’ prevailing charges

12. Re-assessment Fee Per Module (HND)



13. Re-take Fee Per Module (HND)



Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
Note 2: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 3: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 4: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 5: The course fees shown above are effective from 1st June 2017. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

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For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.


The course duration is 22 months Institutional Training.

Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 44 months.

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

Students can look forward to servicing in these industries:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Communications
  • Business Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business & Trade


  • Graduates progression pathway is subject to the respective Institutions’/Universities’ entry requirements at the point of application.
  • Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). DIMENSIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Academic Level: Minimum GCE O-Level with 2 subjects passed at C6 or Level 3 Diploma or 11 years of formal education or its equivalent.

English Proficiency: At least IELTS 5.5 or CAE Level 4 or pass the English Proficiency Test at equivalent level conducted by DIMENSIONS.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 11.30am and/or 12.15pm - 3.15pm and/or 3.30pm - 6.30pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Examination Period

1 – 2 assignments for each module at end of semester

Assessment Methods

100% Assignment for all 16 Modules

Assessment Grading Criteria

Distinction (D): A “Distinction” is achieved by meeting “Pass” and “Merit” requirement and fulfilling all distinction characteristics as defined in the grade descriptor.

Merit (M): A “Merit” grade is achieved by meeting “Pass” requirement and fulfilling all
merit grade characteristics as defined in the grade descriptor.

Pass (P): A “Pass” grade is achieved by meeting all outcomes & associated criteria as
defined in the assessment criteria.

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment
Note: All assessed marks shall be deemed provisional until such time they have been confirmed by Standard Verifier of the Awarding Body.

Qualification Award

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (Management) (QCF) awarded by Pearson Education Limited (UK)


Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (Accounting) (QCF) awarded by Pearson Education Limited (UK)

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in all assignments

Teacher – Student Ratio

Average teacher-student ratio is 1:35
Note: The number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum seating capacity.

Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.