HN Online is a digital solution created by Pearson that enables delivery of BTEC Higher National qualifications through optimised blended learning.

As we move into an increasingly virtual world, blended learning is fast becoming a highly-favoured delivery method for all types of education institutions. This is for good reason. Blended learning applied correctly can enhance student experience and results, maximise tutor efficiency, while optimising the use of technology.

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Adopting blended delivery for BTEC Higher Nationals

Adopting a blended learning model can be a costly and time-consuming process for institutions. HN Online takes much of the strain by offering institutions a platform that is ready-to-go.

HN Online is a digital solution built around a diverse range of learning tools, including video case studies, interactive exercises and self-assessment questions. When online, students have access to all critical course content within a self-paced digital platform. 

This enables you to focus on delivering high value face-to-face teaching and assessment support for the times students are in the classroom.

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Students at Sunderland College attend in-class teaching sessions every three weeks and spend the rest of their time studying online, with an option for individual time with the tutor when required.

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At North Warwickshire South Leicestershire College, blended learning allows the centre to grow their provision while delivering a qualification in a more engaging and interactive way.

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Why use HN Online?

HN Online allows you to easily adopt and deliver BTEC Higher National qualifications through an optimised blended learning approach. It enables a combination of online and in-college learning, giving students more flexibility to study around other commitments and helping colleges to recruit students who might struggle to attend a fully face-to-face programme. 

Benefits to centres Benefits to tutors Benefits to students
  • Widening access
  • Enabling progression and retention
  • Embracing digital transformation
  • Saves time 
  • Makes effective interventions
  • Delivers high value face-to-face teaching and assessment support
 
  • Accessing critical course content anytime, anywhere
  • Being an active participant in their own learning
  • Less physical class time required

Course content

All digital content is aligned to the learning outcomes of the BTEC Higher National qualification, and rigorous learning design principles have been applied throughout. Content is segmented into manageable pieces to support their study, and interactive tasks help them grasp the information more deeply.

What is included in HN Online:

  • Currently HN Online is available for BTEC Higher Nationals in Business (RQF) and BTEC Higher Nationals in Engineering (RQF);
  • Each online unit covers 30 of the 60 required Guided Learning Hours (GLH);
  • Each online unit covers all the learning outcomes listed in the specification;
  • HN Online integrates with your college's VLE, so it can be accessed via a platform both you and your students are familiar with; Pearson will provide integration support and new user training to help you to become more comfortable with the functionality.
Core/optional Unit title Credits
Core

1 Business and the Business Environment

15

Core

2 Marketing Essentials

15
Core

3 Human Resource Management

15
Core

4 Management and Operations

15
Core

5 Management Accounting

15
Core

6 Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set)

15
Optional

9 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

15
Optional

10 Financial Accounting

15
Core/optional Unit title Credits Pathway
Core 11 Research Project (Pearson-set) 30 All
Core 12 Organisational Behaviour 15 All
Mandatory (Specialist) 16 Operations and Project Management 15 Business Management
Mandatory (Specialist) 17 Understanding and Leading Change 15 Business Management
Optional 18 Global Business Environment 15 Business Management
Optional 32 Business Strategy 15 All
Optional 33 Business IT Systems 15 All
Optional 36 Human Resources - Value and Contribution to Organisational Success 15 All
Optional 42 Planning for Growth 15 All

HN Online will cover four units for BTEC Higher Nationals in Engineering, which are mandatory and common across the pathways:

Core/optional Unit title Credits Pathway
Core 1 Engineering Design 15 All
Core 2 Engineering Maths 15 All
Core 3 Engineering Science 15 All
Core 4 Managing a Professional Engineering Project 15 All

Adopting HN Online at your centre

HN Online comprises all critical course content supporting blended delivery of BTEC Higher National qualifications. Centres wishing to adopt HN Online will first need to obtain approval to deliver the qualification.

Education providers can purchase access to HN Online as required, and cost will vary depending on the number of units adopted by the centre, and number of students registered on the programme. Find out more by requesting the information pack for HN Online below.

To help you succeed in blended delivery of our qualifications, we will fully support you with your training needs, both with product functionality and the move to teaching using a blended model of face-to-face and online delivery. We offer regional training sessions, and where necessary, individual college training, and assist you through the process of integrating HN Online into your LMS.

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