Technologies in Business SCQF Level 8

Gain an essential and highly sought after mix of technology and business skills.


Why take this course?

The HND Technologies in Business award is designed for learners who wish to pursue a business career in the digital economy. The course has been structured to provide learners with a background in business operations, technology, project management and entrepreneurship to allow them to seek employment in a wide variety of sectors.

What you will experience

You will be involved in a variety of subjects aimed to help you become a multi–skilled individual possessing the IT, business and interpersonal skills required for the 21st century digital economy.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study
2 Years
Subject area
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Entry requirements

We are looking for people who are interested in getting more from modern technologies. You must be interested in taking your ICT knowledge into the business sector.

Two National Qualifications at Higher level (including at least one from Computing Science, Business Management, English or Mathematics) and three relevant National 5 qualifications or equivalent (at least Grade C).

A Foundation Apprenticeship in any subject area will be considered equivalent as one unrelated Higher for entry to this course.

Alternatively, applicants should have completed all units in the Computing with Digital Media SCQF Level 5 course, or all units in the Computer Games Development SCQF Level 6 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


The award will prepare learners for entry to a wide range of positions. Depending on their area of specialisation, they could develop a career in the following:

  • Business Analysis
  • Data Management
  • IT Management
  • Project Management
  • Technology Consultancy

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.


Places are still available on this course, commencing in August 2019. Please see below for your options.

Aberdeen City Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
2 Years
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

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