SCQF Level 8
Enterprise and Commerce

Course Overview

The HND Business with Finance will provide a breadth of competences. The HND will extend the range of competencies covered in the HNC. The specific aims of HND Business with Finance are 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 you will achieve the HND business Group award


What You Will Learn
Entry Requirements

  • NC Business at SCQF level 5
  • Business Management Higher (SCQF level 6)
  • Relevant National Qualifications or National Qualification Group Awards at
  • SCQF level 5 or 6
  • Any two National Qualifications at Higher level together with three Standard
  • Grade passes at 3 or above in a relevant subject area
  • An SVQ at level 2 or 3 in a relevant area
  • Relevant work experience
  • Good communication and analytical skills

English Proficiency Requirements
  • ILETS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Ongoing assessment - Graded unit Exam
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • Interview required
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • University
Career Opportunities

HNC and HND 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 
  • Planning Officer
  • Business Development Assistant 
  • Purchasing Officer
  • Business Manager 
  • Sales Co-ordinator
  • Customer Service Coordinator
  • Team Leader
  • Finance Assistant 
  • Trainee Manager


Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Course Delivery

Year 1
  • 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

Year 2
  • Preparing financial forecasts
  • Business Law An Introduction
  • Economics Micro and Macro Theory and application
  • Behavioural Skills for Business
  • Economic Issues World Economy
  • Business Contractual Relationships
  • Graded Unit 2
  • Business taxation

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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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