Business SCQF Level 7

Designed to stretch your knowledge and challenge your ideas in relation to important business topics.


Why take this course?

This course will stretch your knowledge and challenge your ideas relating to different business topics. You will gain a well-rounded perspective of the different factors that can influence performance, and will also focus on practices and processes which are fundamental in the day-today running of a business.

What you will experience

You will study marketing, law, accounting, payroll and information technology applications, as well as the economic issues relating to business and the management of people. The variety of topics covered means you will gain a valuable appreciation of the vast range of factors involved in modern day business practice.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have two passes at Higher level, preferably Business and English, as well as a National 5 qualification in Accounting or Maths.

A Foundation Apprenticeship in any subject area will be considered equivalent as one unrelated Higher for entry to this course. A Foundation Apprenticeship in Accounting or Business Skills will be considered equivalent to a subject related Higher. The additional Higher required for entry does not require to be subject related.

Alternatively applicants should have other relevant qualifications or suitable work experience, or should have successfully completed the NCGA Business course.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course at North East Scotland College: 

At University

You can progress to university upon successful completion of this course. Please see below for your options. Full information is available in the course specification PDF.


Common employment opportunities after completing this level of study include:

  • Advertising Agent
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Office Supervisor
  • PR Assistant
  • Sales Executive
  • Social Media Assistant
  • Trainee Manager

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

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