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Your business toolkit

If you'd like to study business, but don't want to commit to university; you want to work in management, marketing or finance; or you need to get qualified to progress in your career, HNC Business Blended is for you.

Now available to study online and on campus, with engaging digital resources, expert tuition and dedicated support as standard.

Making online learning simple and engaging.

Why HNC Business Blended?

It's the first step towards a higher-level career in business and management, in any industry.

practical qualification, equivalent to the first year of university, it offers insight into the world of business, a competitive edge in the job market and the first building blocks of knowledge of how to run a company from top to bottom.

  • Small classes
  • Practical learning
  • Strong addition to CV
  • Study full time or part time

Bringing together the best of classroom-based and online learning, this blended course includes one or two weekly classes on campus, with additional self-study time online.


Once you've successfully completed your HNC, you could progress on to the HND, which permits entry to the second or third year of university.

Why GC?

We're your local college

  • Award-winning teaching and learning that's nationally recognised
  • Extensive experience in teaching online
  • Lecturers have worked in their industries
  • Students are supported to succeed
  • High quality online content and resources

More about the course

Campus: Cheltenham

Full-time classes: Wednesdays and Fridays

Part-time classes: Wednesdays

Expect to gain a broad understanding of the business world, from strategic management and marketing to human resources and finance. You don't need to have studied, or worked in, business before; you'll learn everything along the way.

You will research and write academic assignments, get involved in class debates, and specialise in an area you choose, whilst developing confidence to progress in your role, develop your business or study at a higher level.

You'll have a great network of tutors and peers too, which helps if you're returning to education after a while.

Funding available

You can apply for funding to help pay for your course via the Student Loans Company.


To find out more, or if you have any questions, please call Student Services on 0345 155 2020 or email


Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.