Throughout this course, you will gain knowledge of the challenges and current thinking in business and, in particular, the challenges of decision making and of managing people effectively in organisations. You will develop your skills in managing your own performance and that of others.

  • Two years full-time
  • Four years part-time – available through Saturday morning accelerated learning with flexible home study
  • Managing people and organisations
  • Economics: an introduction
  • Marketing: an introduction
  • Business accounting
  • ICT in business: spreadsheets
  • Information technology: applications software
  • Communication
  • Business Law
  • Economics 2: the world economy
  • Business: Graded Unit 1
  • The Core Skills of ICT, numeracy and communication will be developed and certificated on this course
  • Business culture and strategy
  • Behavioural skills for business
  • ICT in business
  • Business contractual relationships
  • Preparing financial forecasts
  • Statistics for business
  • Business: Graded Unit 2
  • Economics 1: micro and macro

Year 1

One of the following:

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above in relevant subjects plus four National 5s at Grade C or above
  • Advanced Certificate: Business Enterprise including a minimum of 12 SQA credits
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

Year 2

  • Internal candidates must successfully achieve year 1
  • External candidates must have evidence of successfully achieving HNC: Business
  • Direct entry in to year 2 requires HNC Business

Employment in both public and private sector organisations in a range of business functions such as:

  • Human resource management
  • Banking
  • Administration
  • Retail