HND Business students with lecturer
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
20 Jan 2020
Qualification Type
Course Type
Short Full-Time
January to June

Not sure what you want to do after school? Maybe you left school some time back and feel that you'd like to get back to studying, but gradually? Want to improve your IT skills but unsure of what else to do? How about this course which will give you an introduction to some Business Administration and Accounting subjects, as well as improving your IT skills?

What will I learn?

  • Keyboarding and word processing
  • Administrative practices
  • Information Technology
  • Financial skills for a small business
  • Influences on business
  • Communication in administration
  • Customer care

There will also be an exam as part of this course.

Employer and industry links

The College has employer links with a variety of organisations. 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

  • Various NQ level 5 courses in Business, Administration, Finance and IT
  • If you wish to progress, you should gain a high grade in your exam and pass all units, as well as having an excellent acaemic reference and attendance
  • This course will prepare you for administrative work in an office environmnet across a very wide range of industries.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Two National 4 level units or equivalent
  • Applications are invited from those without formal qualifications, but have relevant work/life experience
  • An interview will be part of the selection process

Entry requirement equivalency table

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.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply:

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder if you do not hear from us) and will be in contact as per the following stages:

Interview and entry skills assessment. This will consist of some basic numeracy and a short piece of writing about why you wish to do this course.

The process will consist of an information session, a skills assessment and a one-to-one interview. You must bring any qualifications with you.

Interviews will take place between November and January depending on availability of places. The earlier you apply the more likely you are to secure a place.

At interview, discussion will take place to ensure you have applied for the correct level of course therefore it is vital you bring any qualifications you have with you

Outcomes will be sent by email within 10 working days of the interview.

If you live some distance away and would prefer a telephone interview, please let us know on application.

Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information, for example Student Funding, Joining Instructions and Induction Date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3242