NQ Business and Finance with Digital Technologies (Level 6)

Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
24 Aug 2020
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Applications for this course are now closed.

This NQ Business and Finance with Digital Technologies course will give you the skills required for employment in a modern office environment. You will extend your knowledge of the use of Microsoft Office for word processing and creating spreadsheets, presentations and databases. You will also study business subjects which will help broaden your knowledge of the administrative/business sector.

What will I learn?

  • IT (spreadsheets, databases, word processing and presentations)
  • Understanding business
  • Financial and management accounts
  • SAGE accounting
  • Organising an event
  • Word Processing 
  • Communications in administration
  • Administration theory
  • Customer care
  • eMarketing
  • Finance in eBusiness
  • Digital technologies
  • Human resource management
  • Work experience (subject to availability).

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.

Some of our employer links include Sky, Bridge to Business, Coca Cola, Police Scotland, Glengoyne Distillery etc

Jobs and further study

  • HND Administration and Information Technology - Langside and Cardonald
  • HNC Administration and Information Technology with PDA Medical Administration - Anniesland
  • HND Business - all 3 campuses
  • HND Accounting – all 3 campuses
  • If you wish to progress, you should gain a high grade in your exam, pass all units as well as having an excellent academic reference and satsifactory attendance
  • Employment in an administrative or financial environment.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Five National 5s at C or above (one of which should be English) or equivalent
  • Relevant Foundation Apprenticeship qualification.
  • Previous IT experience is essential
  • NQ Administration and IT (Level 5) plus an excellent academic reference
  • If you don't have formal qualifications, you are invited to apply if you have relevant life and/or work experience
  • An interview will be part of the selection process
  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for the level you apply for, you may instead be offered an interview for the lower level (which may subsequently be at another campus). If you are not interested in this, please inform us in your application, at the bottom of your personal statement.

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) 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 February and August 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 3777