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HND Business with Information Technology

HND Business with Information Technology

The SQA HND in Business with Information Technology enables you to find the right information technology methods to use in business. The course will not focus on any specific software system, language or model but will assess these in the wider business context.

Information technology now plays a very important part in the daily life if the modern business. The SQA HND in Business with Information Technology allows for the integration of business management and information technology skills which are required for the modern business environment.

With the globalisation of trade and business, information technology has an important role to play to ensure that business does not lose out on any potential markets or clients, wherever they may be.

The SQA HND in Business with Information Technology consists of a total of 30 Unit credits. Each Unit credit is designed to take about 40 hours teaching and learning (though it may take more or less time than this).

An SQA HND in Business with Information Technology can gain you entry into a two-year Masters degree programme in a university in the UK.

SQA's prestigious qualifications are recognised worldwide.


Course Tutor Guide (including Course Framework)

Title: HND Business with Information Technology
Code: GE81 16
Download: HND Business with Information Technology Course Tutor Guide (including Qualification Framework)
Version Change - March 2019

A Guide for Tutors

Communication Units

This document is aimed at tutors who are teaching learners whose first language is not English.

The purpose of this document is to provide a selection of formative exercises that will:

  • provide interesting exercises to motivate learners
  • increase learners' confidence in their ability to communicate effectively in English
  • prepare learners to successfully pass the summative assessments

Communication Units in HNCs and HNDs

Research Skills

The guide provides support for developing good practice in how the Research Skills unit might be delivered, scheduled and assessed. It contains guidance on delivering the Research Skills Unit both on a stand-alone basis or integrating with other Units, and provides customised checklists for integration with various Graded Units.

Unit Specifications

Mandatory units

Workplace Communication in English (H8T2 33)

SCQF level 6 to be delivered in Year 1 of all HND frameworks.

Research Skills (F60A 34) – Finish date 31/07/2022

Research Skills (J1NC 34) – Start date 01/08/2019

SCQF level 7 to be delivered in Year 2 of all HND frameworks.