By studying this course, you will gain knowledge of the challenges and current thinking in business and, in particular, the challenges of decision making and of managing people effectively in organisations. You will develop your skills in managing your own performance and that of others. You will study, among other subjects, human resource management, economics, strategy and management, marketing, and finance.

  • Managing people and organisations
  • Economics: an introduction
  • Marketing: an introduction
  • Business accounting
  • ICT in business: spreadsheets
  • Information technology: applications software
  • Communication
  • Business: graded unit 1
  • One year full-time
  • Two years part-time (Saturday mornings)

One of the following:

  • Two Highers at Level C or above in relevant subjects plus four National 5s at Level C or above or equivalent (see our Qualifications Explained page for details)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Business Skills SCQF Level 6
  • Intermediate Certificate: Business including a minimum of two units at SCQF Level 6
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

In addition, internal applicants will also require a positive Internal Learner Reference (ILR).

Employment in both public and private sector organisations in a range of business functions, such as:

  • Human resource management
  • Banking
  • Administration
  • Retail
  • An interview may be required to evidence your ability to study at this level