SCQF Level 7
Enterprise and Commerce

Course Overview

The main aims of the HNC Award are to enable candidates to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to progress to a higher level of their study in the Business subject area, or take an exit route into related employment within a business environment.

The general aims for this Award are to:

  • develop candidates’ knowledge and skills required for employment in a business environment
  • enable progression within the SCQF framework
  • develop study and research skills
  • develop transferable skills including Core Skills to the levels demanded by
  • employers
  • enable a sound articulation route to the HND Business and Higher education
  • prepare candidates for progression to further studies


What You Will Learn

  • Information Technology: Applications Software 1
  • Marketing: An Introduction
  • Economic Issues: An Introduction
  • Business Accounting
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • IT in Business: Spreadsheets
  • Business: Graded Unit 1
  • Personal Enterprise Skills
  • These are examples of the types of subjects you will study during your course

Entry Requirements

  • NC Business at SCQF level 5
  • Business Management Higher (SCQF level 6)
  • Relevant National Qualifications or National Qualification Group Awards at SCQF level 5 or 6
  • Any two National Qualifications at Higher level together with three Standard Grade passes at 3 or above
  • An SVQ at level 2 or 3 in a relevant area
  • Different combinations of National Qualifications, Vocational Qualifications and equivalent qualifications from other awarding bodies
  • Relevant work experience
  • Good communication and analytical skills

English Proficiency Requirements
  • Minimum 5.5 IELTS
How the course is assessed
  • On-going assessment
  • End of term Graded Unit 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • HND Business
  • HND Business & Finance
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 4-5 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Course Delivery
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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