HND Business

Please note that due to COVID-19, this course will initially be delivered via a blended learning approach, which may include face-to-face learning in the classroom, remote learning off-campus and digital learning. When delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place.

This course provides both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge that employers require students to have in order to carry out a wide range of business related jobs. The objective of the course is to provide a broad understanding of business and the business environment. In addition, it develops entrepreneurial, organizational and inter-personal skills including leadership, motivation and team working. Subjects studied provide a global understanding of business, marketing and consumer issues, whilst looking at core business issues.

Course content includes:

Year 1:

  • Business Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Information Technology
  • Economics
  • Business Communication
  • Business Law
  • Customer Care
  • Human Resource Management
  • Graded Unit 1

    Year 2:
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Business Contractual Relationships
  • Statistics
  • Business Culture and Strategy
  • Behavioural Skills for Business
  • Economics
  • Preparing Financial Forecasts
  • Work Experience
  • Research Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Graded Unit 2

This course prepares learners for a wide range of positions in a business environment such as:

  • Public Administration
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Services
  • Retail

On successful completion of this course students may progress onto a related degree programme.

Forth Valley College has formal articulation links in place for entry into year 3 of the following degree programmes:

  • BA (Hons) Business Management - Edinburgh Napier University
  • BA (Hons) Business Management - Open University
  • BA (Hons) Business Management - Glasgow Caledonian University
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies - University of Stirling
  • BA (Hons) Business Management - Abertay University
  • BA (Hons) Business Management - QMU
  • BA (Hons) Business - University of the West of Scotland
  • BA (Hons) International Business - Glasgow Caledonian University
  • BA (Hons) Risk Management - Glasgow Caledonian University
  • BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management - Abertay University
  • MA (Hons) International Business Management with various options - Heriot Watt University

    Please note articulation links are subject to change and do not guarantee a place on any university course. Students can still apply for entry to year 1 or 2 of many of these degree programmes and should check with individual universities for more detail. Each institution will have specific entry requirements.

One of the following:

  • Two Higher Grades in related subject areas
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills or Foundation Apprenticeship in Accounting
  • Successful completion of a relevant access course or an appropriate group of National Qualification units
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant work experience or alternative qualifications may be considered

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Final selection is subject to a successful interview

Further advice for full-time applicants:
• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email student.applications@forthvalley.ac.uk

 

  • Location

    Alloa Campus

  • Attendance

    Full-Time

  • Start date

    08 September 2020

  • End date

    18 June 2021

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Attendance

    Full-Time

  • Start date

    08 September 2020

  • End date

    18 June 2021

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8