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HND Financial Services

The HND in Financial Services qualifications provide practical skills and theoretical knowledge that meet the needs of employers.

This qualification covers areas such as such as financial sector, investment, pension provision, insurance, financial services regulatory framework, income tax, customer care, communication and information technology

The HND in Financial Services consists of 30 unit credits. Each unit credit has approximately 40 hours of timetabled learning and 40 hours of self-guided learning and study. The HND usually takes two academic years to complete, but this timeframe is flexible.

The HND in Financial Services can allow advanced entry to an English-speaking university. SQA’s qualifications are recognised worldwide.


Course Tutor Guide (including Course Framework)

Title: HND Financial Services
Code: GP0P 16
Download: HND Financial Services Course Tutor Guide
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.

There are two guides available, please ensure you are using the correct guide for the unit you are delivering:

Course Tutor Guide (including Course Framework)

Title: HND Financial Services
Code: GE9R 16
Download: HND Financial Services Course Tutor Guide (including Qualification Framework)
Version Change-May 2017

Title: Credit Transfer Guidance for Financial Services
Code: GE9R 16
Download: CT HND Financial Services

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.