SCQF Level 8
Enterprise and Commerce

Course Overview

This course is ideal if you wish to develop a high level of IT and problem-solving skills, as well as gaining knowledge and skills in the world of business. You will be encouraged to develop an understanding of the business administration field making the course a great choice if you wish to pursue a career as an administrator, office manager or personal assistant.


Successful completion of the HND will expand your opportunities even further allowing you to progress to degree-level study via a range of different routes.

What You Will Learn
  • Word Processing and Presentation Skills
  • Office Administration
  • Digital Technologies For Administrators
  • Recording Financial Transactions
  • Communication skills
  • Office Management
  • Databases
  • Spreadsheets
  • Advanced WP Spreadsheets and Databases
  • Information and Communications Technology in Business
  • Social Media
  • Business Culture and Strategy
  • Business Accounting
Entry Requirements

For HND Year 1

A minimum of 2 Highers at Grade C or above plus 3 National 5s (two of which should be Administration and English) OR satisfactory completion of appropriate Standard Grades at Grade 3 or above, Intermediate 2 or Higher SQA Units

Applicants who do not meet this criterion but have relevant work experience will be considered


For HND Year 2

HNC Administration and Information Technology with 15 credits


English Proficiency Requirements
  • ILETS 5.5
How the course is assessed


  • Ongoing assessments
  • Open Book
  • Closed Book
  • Graded Unit Exam


Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be required to complete a successfully interview
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Further studies within Administration IT and Business at university
  • BA (Hons) Business and Management, year 3 entry at University of Highlands and Islands 
Career Opportunities


  • Office Manager
  • Junior Business Advisor
  • Secretarial




Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 full days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 30/08/2021
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/06/2022
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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