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Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 year - August to June

This NQ Advanced Business Administration with Human Resource Management 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?

  • Human resource management 
  • Recruitment and selection 
  • IT (spreadsheets, databases, word processing and presentations) 
  • Understanding business 
  • Financial and management accounts 
  • Communications in administration 
  • eMarketing 
  • Digital technologies 
  • Administrative theory and practice 
  • HR project 
  • Management of people and finance. 

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Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Four National 5s, or equivalent, at C or above (one of which should be English); or
  • Relevant Foundation Apprenticeship qualification; or Relevant level 5 qualification
  • If you don't have formal qualifications, you are invited to apply if you have relevant life and/or work experience
  • Previous IT experience is essential
  • ESOL entry requirements - If English is not your first language you should have minimum ESOL National 5 or equivalent.

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 Bridge to Business, Police Scotland and Made Brave.

Jobs and further study

  • HND Administration and Information Technology 
  • HND Business 
  • HND Accounting 
  • 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 satisfactory 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?

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.

You will be informed of the outcome of your application by email within 14 working days. 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, 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 – 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 – 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 May or June depending on application date.   

More questions? Contact us about this course