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hnc accounting


  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   Full-time


Please be aware this course is now full. If you apply, you will receive a course full email and if place was to become available we would be in contact but we cannot guarantee this. Some courses still have availability- please check the website for update information on course availability.

This course is the ideal starting point for a career in the business world, providing students with progression opportunities onto further study and into employment. 

Learning will focus on the development of your business, enterprise, ICT and communication skills whilst providing you with hands on business experience through business simulation.

Experienced lecturers with a wide range of industry experience will support and guide you throughout the course. 

This course will be delivered on campus. 

Read about Awi Macdougall's West Lothian College experience here

  • NC Business

    What the course includes

    The course includes: 

    • Management of marketing and operations 
    • Understanding business 
    • Law
    • Information and communications technology (ICT) 
    • Enterprise activity 
    • Developing skills for employment 
    • UK economy 

    You will get the chance to meet employers and learn about job opportunities, explore your entrepreneurial skills through projects and gain important skills, including ICT skills. 

Why choose this course

The course prepares you to be able to progress to NC level 6. You will have opportunities to explore your entrepreneurial skills through projects and gain important skills, including ICT skills. You will develop work experience through placements. 

We offer a range of business & management courses from Level 5 up to Level 9, (BA Degree) to prepare you for employment within this industry.

You would have the opportunity to progress through these levels and take advantage of our unique degree offering with Edinburgh Napier University Business School which means you can complete your progression from Level 5 to  full degree at West Lothian College and progress directly to Edinburgh Napier if you want to complete your Honours or Masters degree.

Entry requirements

  • National 4/Standard Grades/Intermediate 1 in communication (or similar) or relevant work experience
  • Commitment to learning, self-motivation and teamwork

What to include in your College Application Statement? Check out our guidance here: College Application statement guidance.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    Education: Level 6 Business Management.

    Employment: In the business, administration or sales sectors.

Interview arrangements

This will consist of an on-campus interview and written task during interview.

If you need help with this, please contact us by emailing

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.