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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:

PDA in Body Massage content

PDA in Body Massage

PDA in Body Massage

SCQF Level 7

The course will introduce you to the modality of Body Massage and working with clients. Your work will include practical case study work and gaining underpinning knowledge in relation to Anatomy and Physiology, Health and Safety and Emergency First Aid. A blended methodology of delivery and participation, utilising VLE delivery, participation and summative assessment submission. There will also be closed book written summative assessment within the study time.

Higher National Units studied will be:
• Body Massage Treatments (2HN credits)
• Anatomy and Physiology (2HN credits)
• Complementary Therapies: Health and safety Legislation (1HN Credit)

Emergency one day first aid will also be covered. Completion of this programme will enable the learner to gain Professional Body Membership and Insurance to Practice.

Progression: Completion of this programme would enable the participant to gain insurance to practice and professional body membership eg Association of Reflexologists, Federation of Holistic Therapists, Council of Therapists.

Entry Requirements: Must have a suitable range of Highers or studying towards at least 2 Highers

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9.30am-2.15pm

Applications opening soon

Schools will be notified when applications open

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PDA in Business and Finance

PDA in Business and Finance

SCQF Level 7

Marketing: An Introduction
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.

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: Wednesday

Time: 9.30am-2.15pm

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PDA in Modern Biological Technologies

PDA in Modern Biological Technologies

SCQF Level 7

Modern Technology Practicals
Gain experience in Microbiology, Cell Biology and Biotechnology. Learn about a variety of current up to date techniques in a modern laboratory environment and gain valuable practical skills that will help support you, especially if you are considering applying to university or into employment and discover what are the ethics behind current Biotechnologies. Set yourself apart from other Science applicants with a head start in key practicals in a university laboratory.

Progression: Completion of this programme may allow access HNC Applied Sciences (SQCF Level 7).

Entry Requirements: Must have a National 5 in a Science subject

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9.30am-2.15pm

 

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PDA in Engineering

PDA in Engineering

SCQF Level 7

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: Wednesday

Time: 9.30am-2.15pm

 

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PDA in Reflexology

PDA in Reflexology

SCQF Level 7

The course will introduce you to the modality of Reflexology and working with clients. Your work will include practical case study work and gaining underpinning knowledge in relation to Anatomy and Physiology, Health and safety and Emergency First Aid. A blended methodology of delivery and participation, utilising VLE delivery, participation and summative assessment submission. There will also be closed book written summative assessment within the study time.

Higher National Units studied will be:

• Reflexology (2HN credits)
• Anatomy and Physiology (2HN credits)
• Complementary Therapies: Health and safety Legislation (1HN Credit)

Emergency one day first aid will also be covered. Completion of this programme will enable the learner to gain Professional Body Membership and Insurance to Practice.

Progression: Completion of this programme would enable the participant to gain insurance to practice and professional body membership eg Association of Reflexologies, Federation of Holistic Therapists, Council of Therapists.

Entry Requirements: Must have a suitable range of Highers or studying towards at least 2 Highers

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9.30am-2.15pm

Applications opening soon

Schools will be notified when applications open