• August
  • Full-Time
  • Business Management
  • HND (SCQF Level 8)


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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, including direct entry to third year of a relevant degree at university.

HND (SCQF Level 8)

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Who is the course for?

The HNC and HND Business are particularly suitable for learners who wish 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 or adults returning to education. The HND has a managerial focus which enables learners to progress more quickly to supervisory/management roles.

What will I study?

You'll learn about the business environment through subjects including the world economy, business statistics, culture and strategy, human resources, digital marketing, sustainable development, project management and emergent technologies. You'll learn through work placement, 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, plus an end-of-term closed-book graded unit assessment in year 1 and project based graded unit in year 2.

Why should I choose this course?

This course will allow you to progress into the third year of degree study or into employment in areas such as marketing, human resources, accounting, operations management and business development. 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 may lead to jobs including: 

  • Business Development Manager 
  • Business Change Manager 
  • Project Manager 
  • Business Analyst/Advisor

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 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
  • Entry to 2nd year requires an HNC Business, with a minimum of 14 credits and an A/B in Graded Unit 1

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 HND directly into their higher level qualifications (Chartered Banker) which leads to MCIBS (Member of Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland). Candidates completing the HND in Business are guaranteed Associate Grade of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

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