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Business With Languages 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.

If you have studied a language before at school you will have the opportunity to further develop these skills while studying at the college and may be eligible to progress, after HND Business, to year 3 International Business with Languages at Glasgow Caledonian University.

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.

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 Languages option you will study a Language throughout your course.

After the course


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


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