SCQF Level 8
Enterprise and Commerce

Course Overview

This course is designed to develop your IT and problem-solving skills to a high level. During the course you will gain 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.

As well as gaining IT and problem solving skills you will study are range of business units and law subjects

What You Will Learn
  • Word Processing and Presentation Skills
  • Database
  • Spreadsheets
  • Business Culture and Strategy
  • Digital Technologies for administrators
  • Recording Financial Transactions
  • Communication ski
  • Administrative Procedures
  • Advanced WP Spreadsheets and Databases
  • Information and Communications Technology in Business
  • Customer Care
  • Marketing
  • Behavioural Skills for Business
  • SAGE
Placement Information
  • You will be required to undertake a work placement during the study of this course
Entry Requirements

For HND Year 1

  • Two passes in any subject at Higher level at Grade C or above


  • Three passes at Standard Grades at Grade 3 or above
  • Two of these must be Administration and English


  • Satisfactory completion of appropriate Intermediate 2 or Higher SQA Units

For HND Year 2

  • Successfully completion of Administration and Information Technology HNC with 15 credits
  • Applicants who do not meet this criteria but have relevant work experience will be considered

English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be continually assessed throughout this course
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be required to attend an interview to assess if this is the correct course for you
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Administration and Information Technology HND Year 2
  • Year 2 university entry to a relevant degree course - on successful completion of HND Year 1
  • Year 3 university entry to a relevant degree course - on successful completion of HND Year 2
Career Opportunities
  • Employment in a wide variety of offices and businesses
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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