Business NC @ SCQF Level 5


This course is the ideal starting point for a career in the business world, providing you with progression opportunities onto further study and into employment. 

It will enable you to acquire knowledge and understanding of the role and operation of a business, to develop analytical skills, to apply skills to business situations and to enhance your communication skills.

The course can provide the incentive for you to go into a career in Business or consider the prospect of establishing your own business. The underpinning knowledge and understanding gained from the course will be a valuable resource for you to explore this route.

The course provides an excellent broad knowledge of Business, Enterprise and Business Management related topics and allows students to develop their IT application skills in Microsoft Office. 

Course code





2 -2.5 days per week: blended delivery (face to face and remote)

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • 4 National 4 awards
  • 3 Intermediate 2 awards
  • 3 National 5 awards at C or above
  • 4 Standard Grades at 3 or above
  • 4 Intermediate 1 awards
  • equivalent qualifications.

Entry may still be possible for mature students depending on their prior knowledge and experience.

All applicants must attend an Interview Session prior to being offered a place on the course.

If you are currently studying at the College, you will also require a positive Progressing Learner Reference.

Information and Interview Session Requirements


Once we have received your application you will be asked to attend an informal information and interview session. This may be face to face or virtual through TEAMS or by phone but remember to tell us all about yourself in your personal statement!

This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment. 

During the information and interview session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.

As part of your interview, you may be asked to undertake a short skills test.  This will help ensure that you are on the correct level of programme for you. 

Course Content

The course includes subjects such as: Understanding Business, Business Enterprise, Recording Cash Transactions, Marketing, Customer Care, Marketing Operations and the Scottish Economy, Management of People and Finance, Management of Marketing and Operations, Numeracy and Communication.


There is no formal exam.  You will be required to undertake continual assessments throughout the year.  These will take the form of written, oral, team projects and role play.


Provides the entry requirements to a range of related courses at Higher National Certificate level or entry into the MA Business degree (in partnership with UWS).

Career Prospects

Provides the entry requirements to a range of related courses at Higher National Certificate level or entry into the MA Business degree (in partnership with UWS).

Additional funding information

You may be eligible for Bursary or EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) funding for this course. Please contact a member of the funding team for details.

Selling Points

This is an exciting course that introduces you to the world of business and accounts management