This NQ Business with IT course covers a broad range of business, accounting and IT skills sought after by employers. This programme offers a solid progression route to a range of courses within the School of Business and Finance at Glasgow Clyde College
What will I learn?
During this Business with IT Level 5 course you will study:
- Business management
- Accounting: Bookkeeping and financial
- IT: Microsoft Office – Excel, Word and Access
- Employability and job-seeking skills
- Customer care
- Contract law
- Social media literacy
- Enterprise project
- Starting in business
- Finance and human resources
- Marketing and operations.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- Three or more relevant courses at National 4 level or above, or equivalent, including English; or
- Relevant life and work experience will be considered
- ESOL entry requirements - If English is not your first language you should have a minimum of ESOL National 5 or equivalent.
- If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.
Employer and industry links
The College has employer links with a variety of organisations e.g. Bridge to Business who link us to a variety of entrepreneurs. As part of your course you may go on a trip to visit an organisation and/or guest speakers may be brought in.
Jobs and further study
There are several further study options available at Glasgow Clyde College...
- NQ Advanced Business and Accounting
- NQ Business and Finance with Digital Technologies (Level 6)
- HND Business
- HND Administration and IT (with Human Resource Management)
- HND Accounting
If you wish to progress onto HND level you should gain a high grade in your exam, pass all units as well as having an exemplary academic reference
Making an application
For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.
Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.
When you apply
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder).
Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be:
- Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional)
- Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.
- We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.
You will be informed of the outcome of your application by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following:
- Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place.
- Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.
- Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options.
- Reserve list – you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options.
- Unsuccessful – You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.
Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days.
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date. This will normally be sent out in June 2024.