Innovation and Commercialisation (BTEC4 HNC unit)

Innovation and Commercialisation

In today’s competitive landscape it is critical that organisations continually innovate both their product offering and processes to ensure that they remain competitive in the market. Adopting a more commercially driven approach is vital to maximise the Return on Investment (ROI). So, sign up for the unit Innovation and Commercialisation with 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 / propaedeutic Bachelors' programme at applied university (HBO) level.

As an Innovative entrepreneurs you are concerned with products, goods, services, markets, processes, ideas, or a combination of the aforementioned matters. At its core, innovation is about renewal and/or change with the aim of bringing about progress. New business is critical to stay ahead of the competition and keep the company healthy. Responding to the new questions within the changing world.

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.


In this unit, students will look at several tools and techniques that organisations use to drive innovation and become more commercial in their approach. The unit gives students cutting-edge knowledge as well as practical application of the keyways in which organisations become more innovative while remaining commercially driven.

By the end of the unit, students will have gained an understanding of how innovation is fostered, harnessed, and managed in organisations. They will learn the value of innovation and its importance to supporting commercial growth. They will also acquire knowledge that will enable them to develop a creative and innovative approach that will benefit them throughout their career.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit a student will be able to:
LO1 Investigate how innovation is sourced and supported within different types of organisations
LO2 Explore the processing of different types of innovation within organisations
LO3 Apply the process required to commercialise innovation within an organisation
LO4 Evaluate the range of methods for protecting innovation within organisations.

You will write an assignment that covers the learning outcomes.


The unit is at applied 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: 28 May 2024.

Go to the college schedule: 2023-2024.

In class and / or online: Blended Learning.



  • Tuition fees Kronenburgh € 575.- (prepay)
  • Tuition fees Pearson € 60.- (prepay)
  • Literature Pearson € 17.55  (prepay)
  • In total € 652.55

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?
Stimulation of the Labor Market Position (STAP) can be applied for up to € 1,000 per year via the UWV. An annual total budget of 218 million euros is available for the scheme, divided over 6 application periods. On = gone, so be on time!

An employer can set off employee training costs for tax purposes.

Meer informatie?

Je kunt:

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