Course Comparison

Course HNC Hospitality and Business Management BA (Hons) International Business with Spanish
Award Higher National Certificate - HNC Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons)
Duration 2 years 4 years
Course type Part-time Full-time
Placement - (includes mandatory placement)
Location City College Plymouth Plymouth
Provider City College Plymouth Plymouth Business School
Entry requirements -

A levels

Including a minimum of two A levels with a grade D in Spanish or or GCSE grade A in any foreign language.


18 Unit BTEC Extended Diploma: MMM in any subject plus grade D in A level (or equivalent) Spanish. 

BTEC National Diploma modules

If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application. 


Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at merit/distinction, including 12 level 3 credits in Spanish at merit. Alternatively, previous/current study in A level Spanish (grade D) will be considered alongside Access Course.


All applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English at grade C or above.

International Baccalaureate

26 overall to include 4 in Spanish at Higher Level.


14-19 Diplomas: accepted – please enquire for more information.

Other combinations and non-A level qualifications will also be considered.​

Short of the entry requirements for this course? Don’t worry you may be eligible for a foundation year to prepare you for possible entry onto this course for the following year.

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Learn more about foundation years with the Faculty of Business

English language requirements

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.