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Financial Services (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Accounting, Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study


Start Date

26th Aug 2019, 2 years

26th Aug 2019, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This HND year 2 is a continuation from the HNC course and is designed to provide you with the key competencies required by anyone entering the Financial Services Industry as a trainee, or at a technical level, or for anyone already working in such a position but wishing to lay the foundation of a professional career. 

It develops your understanding in areas such as Pensions, Insurance and Investments. 

Further details of the topics covered are provided in the section “what you study” below. 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

Successful completion of a full time HNC Financial Services with 15 credits and a positive reference from your lecturer.  

Additional selection requirements

  • You may be invited to an interview.  

What you study

  • Investment.
  • Principles of Insurance.
  • Pension Provision.
  • Financial Services Regulatory Framework.
  • Income Tax.
  • Statistics for Business.
  • Economics 1:  Micro and Macro Theory and Application.
  • Treasury Management.
  • Personal Enterprise Skills.
  • Preparing Financial Forecasts.
  • Personal and Business Lending.

After the course


The course is for those wishing to work in an administrative, sales, customer support or technical support role within the Finance Industry.
There are various employment opportunities, including working in: banking, building societies, pension funds, investment companies, insurance, unit trusts, stock market operations, life and pensions, asset management and intermediation.

Continuing study

Successful completion of HND Financial Services will enable students to apply directly to year 3 of some university courses in Finance, such as BA Finance, Investment and Risk at Glasgow Caledonian University. 

If you intend to progress to a degree course or apply for professional bodies’ exemptions, you are advised to liaise directly with the university/professional body concerned.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    26th Aug 2019, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome