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HND Business - GE7X 16

HND Business - GE7X 16

The SQA HND in Business provides an up-to-date insight into all aspects of business, management, human resources, economics and administration.

The SQA HND in Business is designed to provide you with theoretical business knowledge and practical skills an employer will expect you to have in a business environment.

The SQA HND in Business 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 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
Code: GE7X 16
Download: HND Business Course Tutor Guide (including Qualification Framework)
Version Change-June 2017

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

Unit Specifications

Information and Communication Technology in Business: HH87 35

Unit Specification HH87 35:

Outcome 5 Evidence Requirements clarified

Behavioural Skills for Business: F84L 35

The Unit Behavioural Skills for Business (F84L 35) has been revised by the Unit Behavioural Skills for Business (J1BW 35). Centres may continue to enter students on the Unit F84L 35 but all students must have completed and results submitted for the Unit by no later than 31/07/21.

Economics 1:Micro and Macro Theory and Application F7J6 35

Unit Specification F7J6 35:

Update to suggested word counts 

Economics 2:The World Economy F86E 35

Unit Specification F86E 35:

Update to suggested word counts 

Managing People and Organisations F84T 35

Unit Specification F84T 35:

Update to suggested word counts 

Business Culture and Strategy: F7J7 35

Assessment Support Pack: F7J7 35

Assessment 1 Section 2 a Organisational Culture — Guidance on Solution amended to provide greater clarity in distinguishing between the examples of shared values and those of taken-forgranted assumptions. This does not affect the assessment task.

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 34

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 34

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.

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.

 

Behavioural Skills for Business - F84L 35 Finish Date 31/07/21
Behavioural Skills for Business - J1BW 35 Start Date 01/08/18
Business Accounting - F84M 34 
Business: Graded Unit 1 - H0HY 34
Business: Graded Unit 2 - H0J0 35
Business Law: An Introduction - F84P 34
Business Contractual Relationships - F84N 34
Business Culture and Strategy - F7J7 35
Communication:Business Communication-H7TK 34
Continuous Workforce Development - HA13 34
Creating a Culture of Customer Care - H1F0 34
Economic Issues: An Introduction - F7J8 34
Economics 1: Micro and Macro Theory and Application - F7J6 35
Economics 2: The World Economy - F86E 35
Human Resource Management: An Introduction - H1KP 34
Information and Communication Technology in Business - F84W 35 Finish Date 31/07/19
Information and Communication Technology in Business - HH87 35 Start Date 01/08/17
Information Technology: Applications Software 1 - D75X 34
International Marketing: An Introduction - H8PD 34
IT in Business:Spreadsheets - F84V 34  Finish Date 31/07/19
IT in Business:Spreadsheets - HH83 34 Start Date 01/08/17
Managing People and Organisations - F84T 34
Marketing: An Introduction - F7BX 34
Personal Development Planning - DE3R 34
Preparing Financial Forecasts - F84R 35
Presentation Skills - F84E 35  Finish Date 31/07/19
Presentation Skills - HH85 35 Start Date 01/08/17
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.