Leadership and Management (BTEC4 HNC unit)

Leaderschip and Management

Do you want to understand the difference between the function of a manager and the role of a leader? Do you want to look at leadership styles, how and why they are used and the extent to which they are effective? So, sign up for the unit Leadership and Management Kronenburgh Business College in The Hague: "Blended Learning" (in-class and / or online) part-time education for adults in business. This unit is part of the international BTEC4 / HNC programme at university (HBO) level.

You are working in or towards managerial roles and you want to understand the hard and soft skills required by leaders and managers. Developing this knowledge and these skills will help to meet career aspirations in leadership and management.

What makes this program so special?

– The unit is part of the Internationally recognized Bachelor's programme Business and Management,
– You can obtain the unit BTEC4 HNC certificate,
– Use your own company as a case study,
– Blended learning: in class lectures but you can also participate with zoom,
– Access for students from all countries,
– Lecturers who work professionally in practice.


The ability to lead and manage effectively is highly sought after by industry, as employers seek to produce and develop managers who can motivate, enthuse and build respect throughout their workforce. The hard and soft skills required by leaders and managers are frequently highlighted by employers as skills gaps in recruitment.
Developing these skills will help students to meet career aspirations in leadership and management.
The aim of this unit is to help students to understand the difference between the function of a manager and the role of a leader. Students will consider the characteristics, behaviours and traits that support effective management and leadership. Students will learn about the theories that have shaped the understanding of leadership and management and how these have provided a guide to action for managers and leaders who want to secure success for their businesses. Students will look at leadership styles, how and why they are used and the extent to which they are effective.
This unit also gives students an understanding of motivational strategies. They will develop motivational strategies covering intrinsic and extrinsic aspects of motivation.
Finally, students will evaluate the importance of managing performance in achieving continuous improvement.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this unit a student will be able to:
LO1 Examine leadership and management theories and principles, and their impact on the effectiveness of an organisation
LO2 Review the influence of different leadership and management styles on the culture of organisations
LO3 Develop a motivational strategy to optimise organisational performance
LO4 Apply leadership and management approaches to managing performance to ensure continuous improvement.

You will write an assignment that covers the learning outcomes.


The unit is at university level (HBO).

Your level of English should be at the level of mbo4, havo or vwo / Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B1
PTE 51, IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5,
or equivalent.
Students that have studied in English for last two years als have acces.


In order to be able to compare the education systems in the different European countries, the European Qualification Framework EQF was developed. The Bachelor’s program in Business and Management is rated as follows (see Nuffic):

Higher National Certificate in Business HNC: EQF5;
Higher National Diploma in Business HND: EQF5;
Top-up Business and Management: EQF 6 (in the Dutch system HBO or WO).

For this unit you can obtain the unit BTEC4 HNC certificate.

Kronenburgh International Business School provides the HNC and HND programs under the license and supervision of Pearson. Pearson Education Ltd.: The UK’s largest diploma awarding body with academic and professional qualifications that are globally recognized and benchmarked. Pearson is the world’s leading training company. Pearson therefore provides the internationally recognized HNC certificate and the HND diploma.

The program is made up of BTEC units. The Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Qualification numbers are:

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business: 601/8364/0
Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business: 601/8365/2


We start the lecture day with a kick-off test about the theory of the previous lecture day. In this way we encourage you to really absorb a piece of theory every day of your lecture. You and the lecturer will also receive daily feedback on whether the theory has landed well or whether repetition or additional explanation is needed. At the end of the unit there is a theoretical test. The final mark for this test must be sufficient to be able to continue. This is therefore a conditional test.

You will receive an assignment for this unit. You show that you can apply the theory within a practical case. You will also look for extra relevant theory/literature and you will include a bibliography in your elaboration. You show that with a critical eye you can draw your own conclusions and formulate an advice based on literature. The assignment also includes a presentation part.


The best continuation offered by the Kronenburgh International Business School is the bachelor Business and Management with a specialisation in:


College times: 13.30-20.50.

College day: we offer the lectures on Tuesday afternoons and evenings.

College duration: 4.5 days.

Time investment: As a guideline, we use one hour of homework for every hour of lecture. You also write an assignment.

Start: 11 March 2025.

College schedule: 2024-2025.

In class and / or online: Blended Learning.





Contact hours
3 lecture days of 6 lecture hours per lecture day + 1.5 hours for exams comes to a total of 19.5 contact hours.

Tuition and literature

College fee / tution fee € 675,00
Registration Pearson € 100,00
Literature core textbook € 30,00
Total € 805,00

Good to know

  • Prices Pearson are subject to exchange rates.
  • Pearson may change prices.
  • Studystore literature is based on previous academic year prices. New bibliographies will not be available until the summer holidays.

Other costs

  • You bring your own laptop. We work with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint (full software versions, so no free or limited versions).
  • Additional lecture material/literature may be charged.
  • If sufficient study results are not obtained, there are costs for attending lectures, taking exams and assessments (depending on what is necessary).

Nice bonus
- No registration costs;
- No VAT on tuition fees;
- No arrangement costs;
- No reproduction rights fees.

Does the government support NL students?
An employer can set off employee training costs for tax purposes.

Meer informatie?

Je kunt:

• bellen: +31 70 3998806
• mailen: info@bc-kronenburgh.nl
• langskomen: Dinsdagavond > Inloopavond
• meet online: mail e-adres en tijdstip en ontvang een ‘zoom’ uitnodiging