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Information Technology (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Applied Computing & Digital Technologies, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

26th Aug 2019, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


The HND Information Technology computing qualification is designed to give you a solid technical understanding of information systems and technologies used by both small and large-scale businesses.

You'll gain an understanding of how data is transformed into usable information through the theory and practice of relational database technologies. You'll also undertake units in web design and development, e-commerce, applications programming, operating systems and project management.

As part of the second year program, you'll also undertake the Oracle Database Design and Programming using SQL vendor qualification, which is a worldwide recognised qualification that prepares the student to undertake external Oracle exams.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • HNC Information Technology, OR
  • First-year HND Information Technology.

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.

What you study

  • Relational Database Management Systems.
  • E-commerce.
  • Project Management.
  • Developing Multimedia Applications.
  • Functional Areas of Business.
  • Internet Web Technology and Security.
  • Structured Query Language (SQL).

Embedded within this award is an Oracle Academy vendor qualification (Database Design and Programming with SQL) which will make you significantly more employable in the future as this, combined with the business subjects in the course, is one of the areas in IT which continues to be in high demand from employers.

After the course


After completing the HND you may pursue a career in business intelligence analysis, information management, database administration, trainer/teacher, hardware and software support, or web development.

Continuing Study

Successful students can progress on to third year of degree programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland, and Napier University. Other universities may accept entry to earlier stages in their programmes.

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