This course is for those who have completed the HNC Administration and Information Technology qualification and would like to progress onto HND Administration and Information Technology.
What will I learn?
- Office Management
- Human Resources and Employment Law
- Advanced IT (word processing, databases, spreadsheets)
- Information and Communication Technology in Business
- Developing the Individual within a Team
- Work Experience (subject to availability)
- Presentation Skills
- Graded Unit Exam and Project
- Possible non-core units include: Customer Care, Economics, Business Statistics, Business Start-Up, and Marketing.
Assessment will be mainly continuous, with a mix of practical and theoretical assessments. There are two graded units, one is a closed-book exam, and the other is an open-book project.
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, Made Brave, Royal Bank of Scotland, Anderson Strathern, Spectre and Mercer.
You may move on to the second or third year of a degree at any of the following: Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland, Aberdeen Robert Gordon, Strathclyde University, Heriot Watt University, Stirling University and a number of others throughout the UK. You can also move on to University of Glasgow Honours Degree in Rural Business Management.
Jobs and further study
Third year entry to various degree courses at the University of the West of Scotland, Glasgow Caledonian University and other UK universities.
This HND has a strong managerial focus which will enable you to progress more quickly into supervisory/management roles.
Entry requirements (minimum)
You must have the relevant HNC with the full 15 credits.
- If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.
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.
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.
We will then be in contact regarding an interview.
The interview process will consist of:
- A one-to-one interview
- An information session
- An entry skills assessment - basic numeracy and a short piece of writing about why you wish to do this course.
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.