Business NC @ SCQF Level 5

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The study of business management places the key elements of basic knowledge and introduces some theoretical components from a number of disciplines. It enables candidates 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 communicate by means of written or spoken language.

This course should benefit all learners, whether they subsequently follow a career in business. At this level, learners will gain from both the theoretical underpinning and the vocational relevance of the study of the contemporary business environment.

The course can provide the incentive for candidates to consider the prospect of establishing their own business. The underpinning knowledge and understanding gained from the course will be a valuable resource for those who do explore this route and should help promote the success on any venture on which they embark. 

The course provides an excellent broad knowledge of business and business management related topics and allows students to develop their IT application skills to an extremely high standard in Microsoft Office. 




Full Time 2 days per week.

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 Information and 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 virtual either 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.

Course Content

The course includes various practical and theoretical classroom-based lessons which are complemented with IT lessons in computer labs. Subjects include: Understanding Business, Local Investigations, 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.  Students are required to undertake continual assessment throughout the year.  Assessments may take the form of written, team projects and role play.


Provides the entry requirements to a range of related courses at Higher National Certificate level i.e. HNC Business or HND Financial and Business Management (2-year programme).

Career Prospects

Employment in a Business, Administration or Office environment.

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
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