Course Title: HNC Technologies in Business

Group Award Code: GN5N 15

Modes of Study:

  • Classroom Learning Full Time  & Part Time
  • Distance Learning – Full Time & Part Time

Starting from: January & August

Course Introduction

The HNC IT course will provide you with useful foundations for a successful career in computing technology. It is a broad-based course which will introduce you to, and develop your knowledge of, aspects of office technology, IT support, web technology, RDMS, Database analysis, design & programming.

This course has been developed as a gateway to the IT sector. The learners will gain an understanding of computer software and hardware. This course will allow students to study towards an up-to-date qualification in many of the skills that are in demand for many different types of career in Information Technology.


What will you study?

Students will study a selection of appropriate units designed to develop student’s skills and competencies to enable further study in HND information Technology.

☑ Business Process Management: Introduction

☑ Communication: Business Communication

☑ Cyber Resilience

☑ Professionalism and Ethics in Computing

☑ Project Management Methodologies: Introduction

☑ Big Data

☑ Functional Areas of Business

☑ Technologies in Business: Graded Unit 1 (Exam)


Entry Requirements:

☑ One Higher and three Intermediate 2 courses (including at least one from Computing); OR

☑ One Higher and three Standard Grades at Credit Level; OR

☑ One Higher and three National 5 qualifications; OR

☑ A national qualification at SCQF Level 6 in a related subject (such as Digital Media Computing, Computing: Technical Support or Networking); OR

☑ One Higher pass or an NC in a Computing subject (e.g. NC in Technical Support at an Intermediate 2 or equivalent) OR

☑ Other equivalent qualifications or computing experience will also be considered OR

☑ Applicants with relevant experience but without formal qualifications may be accepted via interview.


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 for a group and/or individual interview where they will get the opportunity to find out more about the course and to tell us why they are interested in this particular area.

Course Development Routes:

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.

All vendors external exams fee have to be borne by the students. But being a partner with Pearson & Certiport Testing Centre we can get discounted exam vouchers. Pearson/Certiport Administrator will provide help and assistance for booking any Vendors specific external exam.


In HND, there will be more opportunity to learn further vendors based SQA units which will help students to attain further vendors specific certificate which is today’s employer’s demand.


Career Prospects:

Graduates from this programme will be well-positioned to apply for industry jobs such as;


  1. IT Technician
  2. IT Support Technician
  3. Desktop Technician
  4. Network Administrator
  5. Network Support Technician
  6. Database Administrator

Progression route on course completion

On completion of this course, candidates will move on to the following:

  1. 2nd year in HND Technologies in Business
  2. Entry into the first year of related BSc Computing Degree programmes at most UK universities.


Target Audience:

Learners are likely to come from the following target groups:

  1. School leavers
  2. Adult returners to education
  3. Those in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects

Application Forms
The forms are available to download from our website. HNC Application Form can be collected from the Admissions Office.

Funding Available:

1. Full Time: https://www.saas.gov.uk/full-time

2. Part Time: https://www.saas.gov.uk/part-time

For Students who don’t qualify for the above fundings:

How much HNC/HND course will 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 instalments)  £1,285
Part-time (can be divided per unit)  £1,285

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

We also provide flexible fee instalments 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 cost of living whilst studying. Contact the college for more details.


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