Course Title: HND Technologies in Business
Group Award Code: GN5P 16
SCQF Level: 8
Credit Value: 15
SCQF Points: 120
Modes of Study: Full Time
Duration: 1 Year Full Time
Duration: 16 Months Part Time
Distance Learning: 2 Years
Sessions: Jan & Aug
The HND covers a range of specialist technical skills and knowledge in using and supporting computer systems used by small and large scale businesses.
Typically, an HNC takes one year to complete and an HND takes two years.
This course will allow students to study towards up-to-date Vendor specific certifications in many of the skills that are in demand for many different types of career in IT (office) Support Role.
The course provides a comprehensive range of knowledge and practical skills in providing technical expertise in relational database technologies, desktop support, web design, database design and programming in PL/SQL, and office applications.
At ITPT we have organised labs which are fully equipped with the latest hardware components and software. In labs, learners will have the opportunity to learn through hands on experience.
What will you study?
Students will study a selection of appropriate IT & Administration units designed to develop student’s skills and competencies to enable further study in any university undergraduate in computing programme.
The HND Information Technology from ITPT offers a range of broad based computing support, LAN and Database modules including modules that cover elements of the MOS Word Expert, MOS Excel and web technologies.
Completion of the course culminates in a thought provoking project based on realistic scenarios.
- Business Culture and Strategy
- Business Process Management
- Relational Database Management Systems
- Technologies in Business: Graded Unit 2 (Project)
Minimum Entry Requirements:
- Must pass HNC Information Technology (preferably 15 Credits) Unit Or
- Mature candidates without the necessary minimum qualifications will be considered on an individual basis Or
- Other equivalent qualifications or experience will also be considered
Additional Selection Requirements:
All applications are subject to an interview to assess suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. Reference will also be considered.
Students will be invited to a group and/or individual interview where they will get the opportunity to find out more about the course.
This course integrates learning materials from industry standard vendors such as Microsoft, CompTIA and Oracle which can help to prepare students for a variety of vendor certification exams.
On completion of this certificate or during the course, units relevant to any particular vendor’s certification students can appear to equip themselves with the globally recognised and employers demand qualification from any of the following:
- MOS Word: Expert
- MOS Excel: Expert
- Oracle Fundamental
- Oracle Expert
- Oracle Database Design in PL/SQL
Candidates are expected to fund the cost of the vendor certification examinations. Being a partner with Pearson & Certiport Testing Centre we can get student’s discounted exam vouchers. Tutors will also help students in preparing for any relevant Vendors specific exam during the course
Vendor qualifications are certificated in addition to the HND award and significantly enhance candidates’ employability.
Progression Route on Course Completion
Successful completion of HND in Information Technology may provide access to undergraduate degree programme 2nd or 3rd year at a selection of many Scottish universities:
Graduates from this programme will be well-positioned to apply for industry jobs such as;
- Desktop Technician
- Network Administrator
- Database Administrator
- Network Support Technician
- Office Administrator
- First Line Support Technician
- Web Designer
The forms are available to download from our website HND Application Form or it can be collected from the Admissions Office (Admin upstairs) at ITPT Granton Campus.
1. SAAS – SAAS.GOV.COM
2. SDS – Flexible learning opportunity (who are currently employed in Scottish Based organisation not more than 100 employees can also apply for the course funding)
For Students who don’t qualify for the above fundings:
How much will HNC/HND course cost?
For students living (domiciled) in Scotland or the European Union and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees will apply:
Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)
|Full-time per year (can be paid in installments)||£1,285|
|Part-time (can be divided per unit)||£1,285|
For rest of UK students
For students living (domiciled) in rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland and studying this course, the following fees will apply:
Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)
|Full-time per year (can be paid in installments)||£6,510|
|Part-time (can be divided per unit)||£4,510|
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
We also provide flexible fee installments to help students in paying their fee.
There are a number of other funding opportunities available to UK and EU students to help them to pay for their studies and also to cover the cost of living whilst studying. Contact the college for more details.
If you require further information please contact us at:
62 West Harbour Road
Phone: 0131 552 5558
0131 552 5800
50 Darnely Street
Phone: 0141 429 2922