Business SCQF Level 5

An introductory course for those who wish to pursue a career in the ever-changing world of business.


Why take this course?

This course is aimed at those who want to establish a career in the ever-changing world of business. The topics covered will give you a detailed insight into the different factors that influence modern-day businesses.

What you will experience

You will learn about the different internal and external factors which can impact the way in which a business performs. This is achieved through the study of economics, enterprise and marketing, as well as the study of organisational operations such as cash transactions, the use of IT and making business decisions.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a pass in Business, Administration and/or English at Intermediate 2, National 5 or Standard Grade Credit level.

Applicants should also have knowledge and skills relating to business and at the very least, should have Core Skills Communication at SCQF Level 5.

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 courses at North East Scotland College: 

At University

If you choose to move from this level of study to HNC or HND level, you may then want to then consider moving on to a university degree. Depending on the university, you could enter in to year 2 or 3 of a related course.


On successful completion of this level of study, employment opportunities are common at entry level in a wide range of business environments. Roles can include:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrator
  • Junior Retail Assistant

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.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.