NQ Introduction to Business & Administration

This introductory course will develop a broad range of skills and understanding related to business, administration and finance, which will equip students with the necessary skills to undertake employment in a variety of organisations, or to make informed decisions about the next steps for further study.

  • Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Office administration
  • Finance
  • Customer care
  • Marketing
  • Business in action
  • Event organisation

  • This programme will prepare learners for a range of entry level positions within a modern business environment

  • Students who successfully complete this course may be given the opportunity to progress to NQ Business Management with Digital Technologies, NC Accounting or other relevant courses within the College.

One of the following:

  • Three passes at National 3/4 Level or three passes at Intermediate 1 Level
  • Successful completion of an access course or group of units at SCQF Level 3/4
  • Applicants whose first language is not English should hold IELTS at 5 or an appropriate ESOL qualification

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


Falkirk Campus



Start date

19 August 2024

SCQF Level

Level 4