Course Title: HNC Technologies in Business
Group Award Code: GN5N 15
Modes of Study:
Starting from: January & August
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
Professionalism and Ethics in Computing
Project Management Methodologies: Introduction
Functional Areas of Business
Technologies in Business: Graded Unit 1 (Exam)
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.
Graduates from this programme will be well-positioned to apply for industry jobs such as;
Progression route on course completion
On completion of this course, candidates will move on to the following:
Learners are likely to come from the following target groups:
The forms are available to download from our website. HNC Application Form can be collected from the Admissions Office.
1. Full Time: https://www.saas.gov.uk/full-time
2. Part Time: https://www.saas.gov.uk/part-time
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)
|Part-time (can be divided per unit)
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.