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Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

The NQ Business, Finance and IT NQ is an invaluable introductory course designed to provide you with a good grounding in business, accounting and IT skills which are desirable for jobs in finance, retail, marketing and customer services in any modern business. The course provides excellent business finance training and the college has great industry links which you will benefit from. The NQ also 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?

  • Accounting: Financial, management and book-keeping  
  • Understanding business  
  • Event organisation  
  • Communication in business  
  • Contract law  
  • Using Digital technologies in business  
  • Market Operations and the Scottish Economy 
  • Recording cash and financial transactions  
  • Information Technology (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access)  
  • Personal development activities .

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Four National 4s or equivalent (including English and a numeracy based subject) at C or above; or  
  • Relevant Foundation Apprenticeship qualification; or 
  • If you don't have formal qualifications but have relevant life and/or work experience, your application will be considered 
  •  ESOL entry requirements - If your first language is not English you should have minimum ESOL National 5 or equivalent. 

Employer and industry links

The School of Business and Finance believes that strong links with industry are crucial in order to prepare you further for your chosen career. As a student you will benefit from visits from a variety of organisations such as Young Enterprise Scotland and Bridge2Business who will come into the college to deliver presentations and workshops.  

Jobs and further study

If you wish to progress, you should gain a pass in all units, as well as having an excellent academic reference and attendance. 

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).

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 May or June depending on application date. 

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6078