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Supply Chain Management 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 will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to work within the operational supply chains of a business organisation.

The course is delivered by highly qualified lecturers who have a wealth of experience within the industry. You'll gain insight, learning and transferable skills across all core operational areas of supply chain management, procurement, logistics, storage and operations.

Career prospects and employment opportunities are excellent with many of our students progressing to degree level study and careers within supply chain management or international logistics (please see the "After the Course" section, below, to find out more).

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

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above including English (Modern Studies, Economics, History or Business); OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

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.

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

Year one:
  • Supply Chain Fundamentals.
  • Total Quality Management.
  • Storage and Distribution.
  • International Trade and Payments.
  • Legal Aspects of Commercial Transactions.
Year two:
  • Purchasing Strategy.
  • Lean and Agile Approaches.
  • Supply Chain Project Investigation.
  • Business Culture and Strategy.
  • Management: Plan, Lead & Implement Change.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career in supply chain management, procurement, and international Logistics across all  major industry sectors

Continuing Study

On successful completion of your HND you may apply to:

  • Third year of the International  Supply Chain Management degree at Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Business at University of the West of Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) courses offered by the college.
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome