HND Business with Information Technology

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.  There is a key focus on developing skills in advanced IT and digital technologies.

In addition, it develops entrepreneurial, organisational 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.

Year One:

  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word Processing and Presentations
  • Databases
  • Accounting for Business
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Business Fundamentals with Emerging Technologies
  • Business Communication
  • Graded Unit 1

Year Two:

  • Managing Business Culture and Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Economics
  • Business Law
  • Preparing Financial Forecasts
  • Advanced Word Processing
  • Advanced Spreadsheets
  • Advanced Databases
  • Work Placement
  • Research Skills
  • Graded Unit 2

  • Public Administration (e.g. local government)
  • Marketing
  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Office Management

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:

Glasgow Caledonian University:

  • BA (Hons) International Business
  • BA (Hons) International Business and HRM
  • BA (Hons) Risk Management
  • BA (Hons) International Supply Chain Management

Abertay University:

  • BA (Hons) Business Management    

University of the Highlands & Islands:

  • BA (Hons) Business and Management      

Aberdeen University:

  • MA Business Management

Napier University:

  • BSc (Hons) Informatics for Business

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 One or Two 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
  • Successful completion of a relevant access programme or an appropriate group of National Qualification units
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to hold an appropriate ESOL qualification or equivalent
  • Applicants who do not meet this criteria, but have relevant work experience or alternative qualifications may be considered

Additional Requirements:

  • A good, basic understanding of Microsoft Work and Excel
  • 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


Falkirk Campus



Start date

19 August 2024

SCQF Level

Level 8