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HND Business with Information Technology - GE81 16

HND Business with Information Technology - GE81 16

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-June 2017

Unit Specifications

IT in Business: Spreadsheets:F84V 34

Unit Specification F84V 34

The Unit IT in Business: Spreadsheets (F84V 34) has been revised by the Unit IT in Business: Spreadsheets (HH83 34). Centres may continue to enter students on the Unit IT in Business: Spreadsheets (F84V 34) but all students must have completed and results submitted for the Unit by no later than 31/07/19.

Information and Communication Technology in Business:F84W 35

Unit Specification F84W 34

The Unit Information and Communication Technology in Business (F84W 35) has been revised by the Unit Information and Communication Technology in Business (HH87 35). Centres may continue to enter students on the Unit Information and Communication Technology in Business (F84W 35) but all students must have completed and results submitted for the Unit by no later than 31/07/19.

Presentation Skills:F84E 35

Unit Specification F84E 35

The Unit Presentation Skills (F84E 35) has been revised by the Unit Presentation Skills (HH85 35). Centres may continue to enter students on the Unit Presentation Skills (F84E 35) but all students must have completed and results submitted for the Unit by no later than 31/07/19.

Office Technologies:F7J9 34

Unit Specification F7J9 34

The Unit Office Technologies (F7J9 34) has been revised by the Unit Digital Technologies for Administrators (HH82 34). Centres may continue to enter students on the Unit Office Technologies (F7J9 34) but all students must have completed and results submitted for the Unit by no later than 31/07/19.

Version change

Unit Specification F84A 35

The Unit IT in Business: Advanced Word Processing (F84A 35) has been revised by the Unit IT in Business: Advanced Word Processing (HH86 35). Centres may continue to enter students on the Unit IT in Business: Advanced Word Processing (F84A 35) but all students must have completed and results submitted for the Unit by no later than 31/07/19.

Version change

The following Unit has been updated to take account of the requirements of Financial Reporting Standard 102 (FRS 102):

Preparing Financial Forecasts (F84R 35)

Centres should download the current version.

Assessment Support Pack: F84N 34 Business Contractual Relations

The Assessment Support Pack for this Unit has been revised. Question 3 on page 18 has been amended for consistency with the relevant question in the solution on page 21. It is confirmed that this question concerns 'negligence in the workplace'.  The publication code for this revised Assessment Support Pack is F84N 34/CASP0001.

Assessment Support Pack Business Contractual Relationships: F84N 34

The Assessment Support Pack for this Unit has been revised since its publication in August 2015 and is now available on the secure web pages for the relevant HN frameworks listing all Assessment Support Packs. It has been amended in line with the introduction of the new Consumer Rights Act 2015 which came into effect in Scotland in October 2015. The amendments made are relatively minor and therefore, do not warrant a change of Unit code or title.

It is anticipated that the introduction of the new Act could facilitate a smoother delivery of the Unit due to some of the existing legislation being incorporated into the one as well as the inclusion of some new areas not previously covered such as Digital content.

The publication code for this revised Assessment Support Pack is F84N 34/CASP0001

Unit Specification F84N 34

As above, the Unit specification has also had minor amendments made with its replacement now also available on the secure web pages for the relevant HN frameworks it belongs to. 

Please note references to the now out of date legislation in learning and delivery materials will only be accepted if the above Unit has been delivered prior to the introduction of the new Act in October 2015. Care is to be taken to ensure the Assessment Support pack used corresponds to the Unit Specification in use at the time of the Unit delivery. 

Version change-Unit Business Contractural Relationship F84N 34 has been updated (Minor amendments to Unit purpose,Title of Outcome 1 re-named,Minor corrections to Evidence Requirements of Outcome 1).Centres should download the current version (02).

Marketing: An Introduction F7BX 34

Assessment Support Pack F7BX 34

Assessment Task 2 of the Assessment Support Pack for this Unit has been amended. Questions and solutions have been amended to ensure that all evidence requirements within the Unit specification are covered. This is now available on the secure web pages for the relevant HN frameworks listing all Assessment Support Packs. The publication code for this revised Assessment Support Pack is F7BX 34/CASP0001v3.

Assessment Support Pack F7BX 34

The Assessment Support Pack for this Unit has been slightly amended to bring assessment in closer alignment with the Unit specification and is now available on the secure web pages for the relevant HN frameworks listing all Assessment Support Packs. The publication code for this revised Assessment Support Pack is F7BX 34/CASP0001v2

Accountancy Standards & Terminology

The following Units have been updated to take account of the requirements of Financial Reporting Standard 102 (FRS 102): Business Accounting F84M 34 (version 03),Business with Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 H0J5 34 (version 02).  Centres should download the current version.

Communication: Analysing and Presenting Complex Communication DE3N 34

Unit Specification DE3N 34

The Unit "Communication: Analysing and Presenting Complex Communication"  DE3N 34 has been revised by the Unit "Communication: Business Communication" H7TK 34.  Centres may continue to enter candidates on the Unit  "Communication: Analysing and Presenting Complex Communication"  DE3N 34  but all candidates must have completed and also submitted results for the Unit "Communication: Analysing and Presenting Complex Communication"  DE3N 34 by no later than 31/7/16.

Centres are encouraged to move over to the Unit "Communication: Business Communication" H7TK 34 as soon as possible. All new entries after 31/7/16 must be for the Unit "Communication: Business Communication" H7TK 34.

Assessment Support Pack H7TK 34

The Assessment Support Pack for the new Unit "Communication: Business Communication" H7TK 34 will be available on the secure web pages listing all Assessment Support Packs from August 2015."

Behavioural Skills for Business - F84L 35
Business Accounting - F84M 34
Business Law: An Introduction - F84P 34
Business Contractual Relationships - F84N 34
Business Culture and Strategy - F7J7 35
Business with Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 - H0J5 34
Business with Information Technology: Graded Unit 2 - H0J6 35
Communication:Business Communication-H7TK 34
Creating a Culture of Customer Care - H1F0 34
Digital Technologies for Administrators-HH82 34
Economic Issues: An Introduction - F7J8 34
Economics 1: Micro and Macro Theory and Application - F7J6 35
Economics 2: The World Economy - F86E 35
Information Technology: Applications Software 1 - D75X 34
Information and Communication Technology in Business - F84W 35
Information and Communication Technology in Business - HH87 35
IT in Business:Spreadsheets - F84V 34
IT in Business:Spreadsheets - HH83 34
IT in Business: Desktop Publishing - FG67 34
IT in Business: Advanced Word Processing - F84A 35
IT in Business: Advanced Word Processing - HH86 35
IT in Business: Advanced Spreadsheets - F849 35
IT in Business: Advanced Databases - F848 35
Managing People and Organisations - F84T 34
Marketing: An Introduction - F7BX 34
Office Techologies - F7J9 34
Preparing Financial Forecasts - F84R 35
Presentation Skills - F84E 35
Presentation Skills - HH85 35
Research Skills - F60A 34
Statistics for Business - F84K 35
Workplace Communication in English - H8T2 33

Two additional mandatory Units

  • H8T2 33 Workplace Communication in English, SCQF level 6, to be delivered in Year 1 of all HND frameworks, as of August 2015.
  • F60A 34 Research Skills, SCQF level 7, to be delivered in Year 2 of all HND frameworks, as of August 2016.

 

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

This guide provides support for developing good practice in how the Research Skills Unit (F60A 34) 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