The rules of combination of HNC and HND specify the:

 • total credit value of the qualification • minimum credit to be achieved at the level of the qualification • mandatory core unit credit • specialist unit credit • maximum credit that can be centre devised or imported from other QCF Edexcel BTEC Higher National qualifications. 

When combining units for an Edexcel BTEC Higher National qualification it is the centre’s responsibility to ensure that the following rules of combination are adhered to:

  Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND in Business

 1 Qualification credit value: a minimum of 240 credits. (A maximum of 30 credits may be at level 6.) 2 Minimum credit to be achieved at the level of the qualification (level 5): 125 credits. 3 Mandatory core unit credit: 125 credits. 4 Specialist unit credit: 115 credits. 5 The requirements of the HNC have to be met. 6 A maximum of 60 credits can be centre devised or imported from other QCF Edexcel BTEC Higher National qualifications to meet local needs.

Level rules and mandatory core units must not be changed.