Business Year 2 (HND - SCQF Level 8)


19 Aug 2024


13 Jun 2025

This course has been designed to prepare students for possible progression to a Business degree course at University, and ultimately for a career in Business, enabling students to embrace the challenges presented in a business environment. Full-time study, developing skills in business analysis, research and tackling complex business issues are just some of the areas that candidates can immerse themselves in throughout this course.Students may also seek employment following successful completion of the HND programme. A wide range of subjects are studied including Marketing, Management, Business Law, HR, Accounting and Economics. Essential employability skills and entrepreneurship are included in units such as Developing Entrepreneurial Skills.Undertaking work placement, with support from the college, will allow candidates to apply their skills in the workplace and enhance their opportunities of long term employment.

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Upon successful completion, candidates will achieve the following awards;

  • HND Business at SCQF Level 8


The course is full-time with delivery on campus over three days, for 36 weeks (Year 2). There will be some hybrid learning opportunities and this will be flexible throughout the delivery.


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Entry requirements

Applicants should have successfully completed all the units in HND Business Year 1 to continue onto Year 2 at Borders College.

Progression opportunities

On successful completion of the course, students may progress to some of the pathways outlined below.
Further or Higher Education Opportunities

  • Other progression opportunities agreed upon with Borders College and partner Higher Education Establishments. Please speak to the course team for further information.
Employment opportunities in this vocational area that are applicable to the units undertaken in this course, such as;
  • Administrative Team Leader
  • Supervisory job roles in various business organisations
  • Managerial opportunities in various business organisations

Application and Interview Process

Applications will be reviewed by the curriculum team and candidates will be invited to interview to follow up on the information contained within to confirm suitability. A full, detailed personal statement is important at this stage. Candidates are provided with the opportunity to ask further questions about the course and college support services at the interviews.


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