Glasgow Clyde College HND Business students doing group work in the Innovation Centre.
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
28 Aug 2023
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

This invaluable introductory course is designed to provide you with a good grounding in business, accounting and IT skills which are desirable for jobs in business, finance, retail, marketing and customer services in any modern business.

The course will also prepare you for further studies in Business, Accounting and Administration.

What will I learn?

  • Accounting: Financial, management and book-keeping 
  • Understanding business 
  • Event organisation 
  • Communication in business 
  • Contract law 
  • Using Digital technologies in business 
  • Economics of the market 
  • 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. To that effect, representatives from a variety of organisations such as Young Enterprise Scotland and Bridge2Business will come into college to deliver presentations and workshops. 

Jobs and further study

Successfully completing this course allows you to progress on to the NQ Advanced Business and Accounting Level 6 course at Langside or Anniesland. 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?

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). 

  • Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be made an offer (Unconditional/Conditional) or your application will be offered a place on an alternative course  in the same subject area.
  • The academic staff may wish to contact you by phone if we feel that we need to speak to you to get more information about your application, qualifications or experience
  • Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 days or risk losing your place
  • Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information for example Student Funding, Joining Instructions, Induction Date.  

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6078