• August
  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time Day
  • Business Management
  • HNC (SCQF Level 7)


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Intro to the course:

Business services, administrative and business support are predicted growth areas for employment in Lanarkshire over the next four years. This course will set you on the path to a career in business, HR, marketing, operations, accounting or economics. It will teach you the fundamentals of business areas such as managing people and organisations, IT, accounting, business law and marketing.

HNC (SCQF Level 7)

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Multiple Available

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Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to develop a broad understanding of business, are interested in starting their own business, seeking employment, seeking progression in existing employment, planning to progress their studies without committing to a specialist area and who wish to articulate to a degree or professional qualification. It will suit school leavers and adult returners to education.

What will I study?

You'll learn skills and knowledge in management, marketing, and finance. Topics include accounting, managing people and organisations, business fundamentals, emergent technologies, IT and optional units in business law, human resources and customer care. You'll learn through groupwork, lectures, industry visits and guest speakers.

How will I be assessed?

Ongoing assessment through a range of practical activities, candidate folios, self-evaluation, planning and review using secure SQA assessment support packs. End-of-term closed-book graded unit assessment.

Why should I choose this course?

This course prepares you for HND and university study in similar subjects or employment in areas such as marketing, human resources, accounting and operations management. The skills and knowledge you learn on the course are supplemented by site visits, and the chance to learn from guest speakers. Our experienced lecturers will ensure you have the best possible chance of success in your chosen career.

Where can this course lead?

This course leads to jobs/roles including: 

  •  Team Leader - Project Officer 
  • Business Support Officer 
  • Account Manager

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: 

  • 1 Higher plus 3 National 5 awards - Relevant group of SQA National Qualifications at SCQF level 5/6 - Foundation apprenticeship in a relevant subject  
  • Equivalent recognised qualification 
  • Relevant current work experience 
  • If English is not your first language, ESOL at an appropriate level or IELTS or equivalent with an entry score of 5.5 or above Acceptance may depend on interview.

What are the interview arrangements?

Group information session followed by one-to-one interview.

Other information:

The Chartered Institute of Bankers for Scotland will accept holders of HNC directly into their higher level qualifications (Chartered Banker) which leads to MCIBS (Member of Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland).

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