SCQF Level 8
Enterprise and Commerce

Course Overview

The HND Business with Finance will provide a breadth of competences. The HND will extend the range of competencies covered in the HNC. The specific aims of HND Business with Finance are to:

  • enable candidates to consider and revisit core business issues and develop a depth of understanding from a managerial perspective in the Business and Financial world
  • further develop organisational and investigative skills
  • promote the development of transferable skills in planning, organisational and
  • evaluation and enable the candidate to investigate business issues and problems in-depth
  • provide an advanced entry point to an organisation
  • facilitate speed of progression within an organisation
  • promote an advanced level of entry to further academic or professional qualification
  • develop the underpinning knowledge which supports SVQs

You will study core subjects within business with additional subjects in financial services and accounting.

On successful completion you will achieve the HND business Group award.

What You Will Learn

Year 1
Personal Financial Services
Information Technology Software Applications
Marketing an Introduction
Economic Issues
Business Accounting
Managing People and Organisations
Graded Unit
Financial Sector An Introduction
ITIB Spreadsheets

Year 2
Preparing financial forecasts
Business Law An Introduction
Economics Micro and Macro Theory and application
Behavioural Skills for Business
Business culture and strategy
Economic Issues World Economy
Business Contractual Relationships
Graded Unit 2

Entry Requirements


  • Year one (HNC): Minimum of two Highers in relevant subject areas and National 5 Mathematics or equivalent 
  • Year two (HND): Completion of HND Business with Finance year one with 15 credits (external applicants must have followed a programme similar to Edinburgh College students) and minimum of two Highers in relevant subject area 
  • NC Level 6 in relevant subject




















English Proficiency Requirements
  • ILETS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Ongoing assessment - Graded unit Exam
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • Interview required
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • University
Career Opportunities

HNC and HND Business will prepare candidates for entry to a wide range of

positions. Respondents to employer consultation named the following as posts for

which HN Business graduates would typically be recruited:

  • Financial Assistant  
  • Business assistant
  • Administrative Officer
  • Manufacturing Distribution
  • Administration Supervisor 
  • Office Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Personal Assistant
  • Banking Advisor 
  • Planning Officer
  • Business Development Assistant 
  • Purchasing Officer
  • Business Manager 
  • Sales Co-ordinator
  • Customer Service Coordinator
  • Team Leader
  • Finance Assistant 
  • Trainee Manager
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 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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