Glasgow Clyde College HND Business students sitting in class.
Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
28 Aug 2023
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

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).

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Five National 5s at C or above (one of which should be English) or equivalent; OR
  • Relevant Foundation Apprenticeship qualification; OR
  • NQ Administration and IT (Level 5) plus an excellent academic reference;
  • Previous IT experience is essential;
  • If you don't have formal qualifications, you are invited to apply if you have relevant life and/or work experience.

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 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 and Glengoyne Distillery.

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.

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 3777