Business NC Level 5

What is special about this course?

This is a locally designed programme that allows progression on to the HNC Business or HNC Accounting awards and to prepare students for employment in business or accounting junior posts.  It gives students the opportunity to achieve the SQA Higher Business Management group award and a National Progression Award in Business with Information Technology.

All students will have the opportunity to secure a work placement with an employer, wherever possible in the business or accounting sector, during the study of this course.

Entry requirements

School leavers:

  • Four National 4 (or equivalent) qualifications with at least one in a relevant subject and one in literacy and/or numeracy
  • Satisfactory reference and interview
  • Successful completion of a short assessment to demonstrate numerical and literacy ability

Adult returners:

  • Demonstration of possession of relevant work experience
  • Satisfactory reference
  • Perform satisfactorily at interview
  • Successful completion of a short assessment to demonstrate numerical and literacy ability

Returning students:

  • Personal Empowerment Programme
  • Access programmes at SCQF level 4
  • Recording Cash Transactions

  • PC Passport : IT Software – Spreadsheets & Database

  • PC Passport : IT Software – Word Processing & Presenting Information

  • Communication

  • Enterprise Activity

  • Marketing : Basic Principles

  • Skills for Customer Care

  • Market Operations and the Scottish Economy

  • IT Solutions for Administrators

  • Financial Accounting : An Introduction

  • Understanding Business

  • Management of Marketing and Operations

  • Management of People and Finance

  • Event Organisation

  • Understanding Business

  • Numeracy

  • Work Experience

  • Essential Skills Development

  • Course Assessment (Exam and Assignment)

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Years

Longer part time

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • On successful completion of this programme and with the achievement of Higher Business Management students may progress to onto HNC/HND/BSc Business, HNC Events or HNC Accounts
  • The course prepares students for entry into business or accounting junior posts

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