HNC Business

Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
22 Aug 2022
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Courses starting in August 2023 will open for applications on Monday 16th January 2023.

HNC Business allows you to develop a broad range of skills required for jobs in a variety of industries. The subjects studied will illustrate the links between the primary functional areas of business such as economics, accounting, management, marketing, human resources, information technology and law. The course also includes key employability skills required for business and personal development.

What will I learn?

  • Accounting for business: An introduction
  • Communications
  • Information technology
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • IT in business: Spreadsheets
  • Managing people and organisations
  • Business law
  • Customer care
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Personal development planning
  • Graded unit examination
  • Digital technologies for administrators
  • Presentation skills
  • Business fundamentals with emerging technologies

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • One Higher pass at band A-C in a relevant subject*, and National 5 English (or equivalent) and a numeracy-based subject at a similar level, if these are not passed at Higher level; OR
  • Relevant Foundation Apprenticeship qualification; OR
  • NQ in Business or Accounting; OR
  • We will consider your application if you have relevant experience but no formal qualifications. 
  • ESOL entry requirements - applicants whose first language is not English should have a minimum ESOL Higher 

* Relevant subjects include English, Administration, Business Management, Economics, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Studies, Physical Education, a Science subject 

Entry requirement equivalency table

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 Business School believes that strong links with industry are crucial in order to prepare you further for your chosen career.

To that effect, there are familiarisation, interviewing, mentoring, shadowing and placement opportunities with a number of large organisations. Representatives of these and many organisations such as Police Scotland may also come into college to deliver presentations and workshops.

There will be opportunities to enhance your awareness of entrepreneurship through our partnership with Bridge2Business. This will include visits, guest speakers and workshops.

Jobs and further study

You may move on to the second year of a degree at any of the following: Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland, Aberdeen Robert Gordon, University of Strathclyde, Heriot Watt University, University of Stirling and a number of others throughout the UK. You can also move on to University of Glasgow Honours Degree in Rural Business Management.

You will have the potential to move on to jobs in various sectors such as banking, local government, manufacturing, the NHS, retail or self-employment.

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 re-levelled to an alternative course. 
  • The academic staff may wish to contact you by phone if we feel that we need to speak to you to get more information on 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 and Induction Date. 

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3267