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Glasgow Clyde College Business students studying together in the student area.
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

HNC Business allows you to develop a broad range of skills required for jobs in a variety of industries and can lead to progression to second year in many universities. Throughout the course you will study economics, accounting, management, marketing, human resources, information technology and law. You will also learn key employability skills required for business and personal development.

What will I learn?

HNC Business includes the following subjects:

  • Accounting for business: An introduction
  • Communications
  • Information technology
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Managing people and organisations
  • Business law
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Personal development planning
  • Graded unit examination
  • Digital technologies for administrators
  • Presentation skills

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 - If English is not your first language you should have a minimum ESOL Higher. 

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

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 organisations 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
  • Robert Gordon University
  • University of Strathclyde
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • University of Stirling

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?

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.

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, and have been interviewed 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 – following your interview, 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 – your interview has been 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/July.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6078