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Our range of HNC courses allows you to study a recognised qualification flexibly within as little as a year. On successful completion you can then choose to progress to 2nd year of one of our degrees or into employment.

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HN Clusters

If you do not want to commit to full time study you can also study a cluster of HN units to give you a taster of your chosen subject. Check out the clusters below:

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PDA in Business and Finance

PDA in Business and Finance

SCQF Level 7

The course comprises:

Marketing: An Introduction (Level 7) F7BX 34
This unit is designed to provide candidates with a knowledge and understanding of marketing and its importance in organisations. This unit is also designed to develop candidates’ understanding of the marketing mix in the context of both products and services. This is an introductory unit which can be used by candidates who may wish to progress to more specialised marketing units.  On completion of this unit, the candidate should be able to: Explain the nature of marketing and its importance in organisations and explain marketing decisions for a product based and a service organisation.

Recording Financial Transactions
This unit is designed to enable learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to to provide financial data to a business in order to complete a trial balance, a VAT return and a bank reconciliation. It is primarily intended for learners who wish to develop book-keeping as a skill within an administrative role, or for those considering a career in book-keeping or finance. It is also relevant to learners with appropriate work experience who wish to obtain formal recognition of their book-keeping skills.

Using Financial Accounting Software
This unit is designed to enable candidates to use a commercial accounting software package to process financial transactions and to prepare accounting reports for a small business. This unit is primarily intended for candidates who expect to take up a career or further study in accounting and/or financial administration. It is also relevant for candidates who wish to extend their manual book-keeping skills to those of a computerised accounting system and to those with appropriate work experience who wish to formalise their skills.

Digital Marketing Communications: An Introduction
This unit is designed to provide candidates with an introductory understanding of the role of digital media in contemporary marketing communications. The unit explores current techniques and provides the candidate with the opportunity to develop practical skills through the use of a social networking tool.  On completion of the unit the candidate should be able to: Explain the digital landscape and communication tools within marketing communications, explain digital marketing analytical tools and participate in basic social networking.

Progression
Completion of this programme may allow access to HNC Business or HNC Accounting.

Entry Requirements
Must have National 5 Maths

Day/Time
Wednesday 9am - 2.15pm

Duration
One year

Location
Moray College UHI Moray Street campus


 

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PDA in Engineering

PDA in Engineering

SCQF Level 7

The course comprises:

Pneumatics and Hydraulics
This unit has been designed to give candidates a knowledge and understanding of the operation and maintenance requirements of pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Candidates will also be provided with an opportunity to design, assemble and test either a pneumatic or hydraulic system and to develop fault finding skills on a practical or simulated fluid power system containing faults.

Thermofluids
This unit is designed to enable candidates to develop the knowledge and understanding required to apply the basic principles of thermofluids to the solution of problems within engineering systems. The unit will also provide the candidate with a base from which future advanced work in Mechanical Engineering may be undertaken.

Engineering Measurement and System Monitoring
This unit has been designed to introduce candidates to the measurement of electrical and mechanical quantities. Candidates will also be provided with opportunities to develop a knowledge and understanding of the principles of operation and applications of a range of electrical and mechanical transducers. They will also have opportunities to learn about typical responses produced by engineering systems subject to step external disturbances and the actions required to be taken to restore normal system operation following a disturbance.

Material Selection
This unit is designed to enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding of material properties and testing and to apply basic material selection concepts for a range of components. The unit also provides candidates with the opportunity to examine materials and components with the aim of establishing basic properties.

Progression
Completion of this programme may allow access to NC Engineering Systems (SCQF Level 6) or (along with other qualifications) HNC Engineering Systems (SQCF Level 7).

Entry Requirements
Must have National 5 Maths and either National 5 Science or Engineering Science.

Day/Time
Wednesday 9.30am - 2.15pm and Friday 2pm - 4pm

Duration
One year

Location
Moray College UHI Technology Centre