Business - Yr1 - HND


22 Aug 2022


16 Jun 2023

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 Administration and Management, enabling students to embrace the challenges presented in a business environment. 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. Through undertaking a work experience placement in year 1, students have the opportunity to consolidate new skills and knowledge developed throughout their course. Please read the Important Notice at

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HND Business at SCQF Levels 7 and 8


Full-time 36 week course. Up to 3 days per week, with a mix of online and on-campus learning, 1 day per week on work placement (Year 1 only)


Scottish Borders Campus

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Entry requirements

2 relevant Highers at grade C or above, or successful completion of a relevant NC programme or a Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills, plus Communications at SCQF level 6 or equivalent. Applicants with other formal academic qualifications and/or relevant employment experience will be considered on an individual basis. Selection may be subject to satisfactory interview session.

Progression opportunities

Successful completion of Year 1 allows students to progress to HND Business Year 2 at Scottish Borders Campus. Successful completion of Year 2 may allow students to progress to a range of degree programmes at University, or on to employment within a business environment at administrator or supervisory level. Please read the Important Notice at


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