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Business With HR HND

(SCQF level 8)

Business & Procurement, Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course gives you the essential skills and knowledge necessary to carry out a wide range of jobs in a range of business areas.  You'll be taught by staff with relevant industry experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students.  The course is designed to give you a broad education of all functions of business and give you a clear understanding of the business environment.  The option of Business with HR has an emphasis on human resources and will equip you with the skills required to take up further study in the HR field.

Your course will be delivered by our highly professional teaching staff with relevant industry experience and track record of bringing out the best in their students.

This course accepts year two direct entrants (you must have a completed HNC Business, please see further information in direct entry section).

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7 (year 1) and Level 8 (year 2).  For more information on the framework visit:   

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above in a relevant* subject; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience

* relevant subjects include English, Administration, Business Management, Economics, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Studies or a Science subject.

Year 2 Direct Entry

  • HNC Business; OR
  • The first year of HND Business.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

  • Marketing
  • Business Accounting
  • Managing People & Organisations
  • ICT
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Customer Care
  • Business Law
In the Business with HR option you will study
  • HR an Introduction 
  • Interviewing and Recruitment and Selection.

After the course


You could expect to apply for a trainee management position and/or a team leader in industry or commerce.

Continuing study

Successful students can progress on to:

During year 1 of this course, you can apply to Glasgow Caledonian University to be involved in their Pathway to BA International Business with Human Resource Management.  If successful you will join this course direct into Year 3 following the completion of your HND Business year.  More information about this route will be provided at interview.


How the course is taught

A mixture of class lecturers, group tasks and presentations.

Assessment methods

All but one of the units that you study are assessed on a continuous basis throughout the year.  You have one end of year exam that assesses your integrated knowledge across the course. 

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome