Technologies in Business HNC

UCAS code 161I

What is special about this course?

The HNC Technologies in Business is for anyone who wishes to pursue a business career in the digital economy. It has been structured to provide you with a background in business operations, technology, project management and entrepreneurship, to give you access to employment across a wide variety of sectors. The course is uniquely positioned to allow you to gain an essential and highly sought-after combination of technology and business skills.

Special features

  • Work with real employers on small projects and case studies
  • Personal academic tutors provide individual support and advice
  • Opportunities for team-work with students from across the UHI network
  • Excellent progression opportunities

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above OR
  • 1 A level at grade D or above
  • Preferably in a science-based or technology-based subject and/or Business, Mathematics or English
  • PLUS 3 National 5 passes or equivalent, preferably in science-based or technology-based subjects
  • Alternatively, NC in Computing or NC in Business, to SCQF level 6 OR
  • NPA to SCQF level 6 in Data Science, Business with Information Technology or Cyber Security

Year 1 - HNC

Modules may include:

  • Cyber resilience
  • Big Data
  • Business process management: introduction to project management methodologies
  • Introduction to software development: programming foundations, agile development and artificial intelligence

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

From September 2021, it is our intention that physical campuses will be open to all students for access to study facilities, support services and social activities, subject to Scottish Government guidance. Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as restrictions shift and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. From September, where practical and safe to do so, on-campus practical delivery will be prioritised and placements will be introduced in line with the Scottish Government guidance, including social distancing, where this is not possible alternative options will be available. The theory elements may be delivered online through a combination of tutor-supported study, video-based seminars and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You can access your online and video-based classes from home however it is our intention to provide on-campus space for individual students where required as far as possible. Further information will be provided by your home campus. You will have an opportunity to attend an online, face to face or blended induction at the start of the course.
  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • Part-time (unstructured)
  • You will learn through face-to-face tuition, as well as a combination of video conference lectures and tutorials, and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE) which is supported by your tutors

How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 1 year @ 40 hours per week
  • Part-time (structured): 2 years @ 20 hours per week
  • Part-time (unstructured): up to 4 years

Where can I study my course?

  • Moray College UHI
  • Perth College UHI

Start date

  • September

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes

  • EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK,
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with settled status in the UK
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.
Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per HN credit) £86 £86

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,915
Part-time (per HN credit) £448 £461

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living while studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are not self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £7,020 £7,230
Part-time (per HN credit) £468 £482

Part-time study is not open to international student requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant UHI partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Upon successful completion of the HNC Technologies in Business, you may wish to pursue a career in:

  • Data analytics
  • Project management
  • IT management
  • Business analysis
  • Technology consultancy

Can I progress into further study?

Upon successful completion of the HNC Technologies in Business you may progress on to the second year of HND Technologies in Business.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Technologies in Business HNC

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2022

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We operate a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.