• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Business Management
  • SCQF Level 5


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Intro to the course:

This course provides an exciting new opportunity to study both Business and Accounting within the one course to achieve two National qualifications between August and June.  

The content and principal aims of this course are to:

  • give you an introduction to the basics of accounting and a background in business
  • enable you to determine if you have an aptitude and interest in accounting and business, and to consider the various options open to you allowing you to make informed career choices in the future
  • prepare you for entry into higher level qualifications, particularly HNC/HND before progressing to 3rd year entry to a related Degree
  • provide you with specific accounting and business related knowledge and practical skills demanded by employers
  • provide a nationally recognised qualification with transferable credits 
  • to respond to market demand for relevant skills development and qualifications at non-advanced level in business and accounting

SCQF Level 5

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Who is the course for?

The principal aim of the course is to ensure you acquire the skills and knowledge needed to progress to a higher level course in business or accounting, or to move into employment in these areas.  

It is ideal for you: 

  • if you have left school recently and are looking to progress to University
  • if you are returning to education to make a career change
  • if you want to learn, or upgrade, your skills
  • if you want to make a career change

If you have a genuine interest in business or accounting, this course is for you.  

What will I study?

You will study key business areas in: 

  • book-keeping
  • business communication 
  • economics
  • financial, computerised and management accounting
  • financial services
  • marketing
  • Microsoft Office applications for business purposes
  • wages and salaries

Continuous attendance and successful completion of all assessments will result in the achievement of an NC in Accounting and an NC in Business.

Next step course options

Successful achievement will give you direct access to a range of HNC or HND courses including: 

  • Accounting and Financial Services
  • Digital Administration and iT 
  • Business Management

Achievement of an HND provides opportunities to apply for Year 3 entry to a relevant Degree programme.

How will I be assessed?

Ongoing course assessments through a range of practical activities, observations, projects, presentations, using secure SQA assessment support packs.  The development of meta skills will be embedded within our learning and teaching, giving you opportunities to enhance and develop these skills while you study. 

Why should I choose this course?

Digital business support services and accountants are Scotland's most sought after employees, with a predicted growth area for employment in Lanarkshire over the next four years.  This course gives you  the skills, theory and an insight into these industries, and will set you on the path to a career in accounting, business or finance.

Where can this course lead?

This course will provide you with sufficient training in business and accounting procedures and techniques to enable you to gain employment at a clerical level in various industry sectors. The entry level  job opportunities are wide and varied within many sectors. 

Successful achievement of the course will also give you direct access to a range of HNC or HND courses, on achievement of which will give you the opportunity to progress directly to the third year of a related Bachelor of Arts Degree.  

What are the entry requirements?

Any of the following:

  • 3 National 4s to include English, Maths or Application of Maths, and Business or Accounting
  • Relevant group of SQA National qualifications at SCQF Level 4
  • Equivalent recognised qualification
  • Relevant work experience with current reference

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 is recommended.

You will also need

  • good level of digital literacy
  • a genuine interest in business and accounting

What are the interview arrangements?

You will be invited to attend an informal interview and group information/enrolment session.

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for full time:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

Click here to find out more about fees, finance and funding options.

Other information:

You may be eligible to apply for a bursary to help support you financially throughout your course. 

Full time course: 18 hours per week

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Study mode Full-Time Start date 26/08/2024 Duration 1 year
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