HNC courses

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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
Available to: S6

This PDA covers the key areas of Business and Finance which will enable you to build the skills and knowledge needed to progress to a higher level of study in the Business and Finance subject areas. You will:

  • develop your knowledge and skills required for employment in a business environment
  • develop study skills
  • develop transferable skills including Core Skills to the levels demanded by employers
  • adopt an innovative and creative approach to your work and be able to respond quickly to the challenges posed by changes in the business environment
  • prepare you for progression to further study

Units include:

  • Marketing: An Introduction
  • Recording Financial Transactions
  • Using Financial Accounting Software
  • Digital Marketing Communications

Entry Requirements
National 5 Maths

Progression
On completion of this course you may progress onto:

  • HNC Business
  • HNC Accounting

Day/Time
Wednesday 9.15am - 2.15pm

Duration
1 year

Location
Moray Street campus

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PDA in Engineering

PDA in Engineering

SCQF Level 7
Available to: S6

This course is the only one of it's kind in Scotland and has been designed to develop the practical Engineering skills needed to work within the Engineering sector required for the 21st century economy.

You will:

  • develop knowledge and understanding for the operation and maintenance of complex systems
  • develop the knowledge and understanding required to apply the basic principles of operating mediums in engineering system
  • develop a knowledge and understanding of the principles of operation and applications of a range of control mechanism in complex systems
  • develop knowledge and understanding of material properties and testing and to apply basic material selection concepts for a range of components

Units include:

  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Thermofluids
  • Engineering Measurement and System Monitoring
  • Material Selection

Entry Requirements

  • National 5 Maths
  • National 5 Science or Engineering Science

Progression
On completion of this course you may progress onto:

  • NC Engineering Systems (SCQF Level 6)
  • HNC Engineering Systems (with other necessary qualifications)

Day/Time
Wednesday 9.30am - 2.15pm

Duration
1 year

Location
Linkwood Technology Centre