SCQF Level 7
Enterprise and Commerce

Course Overview

Business with Finance HNC will provide a breadth of competences. This course will extend the range of competencies covered in the HNC. It aims to:

  • enable candidates to consider and revisit core business issues and develop a depth of understanding from a managerial perspective in the Business and Financial world
  • further develop organisational and investigative skills
  • promote the development of transferable skills in planning, organisational and
  • evaluation and enable the candidate to investigate business issues and problems in-depth
  • provide an advanced entry point to an organisation
  • facilitate speed of progression within an organisation
  • promote an advanced level of entry to further academic or professional qualification
  • develop the underpinning knowledge which supports SVQs


You will study core subjects within business with additional subjects in financial services and accounting.

On successful completion of this course you will achieve the HNC Business award.


The majority of our courses will be delivered online only for the beginning of 2021. A limited number of courses will have classes on campus. You will be contacted by your lecturer if your course will include any face-to-face classes on campus.

What You Will Learn
  • Personal Financial Services
  • Information Technology Software Applications
  • Marketing an Introduction
  • Business Culture and Strategy
  • Economic Issues
  • Statistics for Business
  • Business Accounting
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Graded Unit
  • Financial Sector An Introduction
  • ITIB Spreadsheets
Entry Requirements

Applicants must have achieved one of the following:

  • Relevant National Qualifications or National Qualification Group Awards (SCQF level 5 or 6)
  • Any two relevant National Qualifications at Higher level together with three National 5s or above in a relevant subject area (Business management, Maths, English, Accounting, Science, Modern Studies, History, languages)
  • One SVQ at level 3 in a relevant subject area
  • Relevant work experience
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
  • Ongoing assessment
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
You may be required to attend a group interview
Progression And Articulation Routes
Career Opportunities

HNC  Business will prepare candidates for entry to a wide range of

positions. Respondents to employer consultation named the following as posts for

which HN Business graduates would typically be recruited:


  • Financial Assistant  
  • Business assistant
  • Administrative Officer
  • Manufacturing Distribution
  • Administration Supervisor 
  • Office Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Personal Assistant
  • Banking Advisor 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • Four full days of teaching
  • With one additional day of self directed study
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 25/01/2021
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 18/06/2021
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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