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  • Qualification

    HNC - Higher National Certificate

  • Location

    Dumfries Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


This is a broad, general qualification giving learners scope to develop and progress in a variety of ways within business organisations of all sizes, including ones, which learners may set up themselves.

By studying this programme, you will develop suitable competencies and industry knowledge to enhance an administrative, commercial or managerial career. You will develop other relevant skills that employers value such as customer handling skills, meeting deadlines, attention to detail, personal target setting, enterprise and effectively dealing with clients, managing your own performance and that of others.

This award will also include a Professional Development Award in Team Leadership and Management which meets the needs of individuals who wish to develop as managers or leaders within industry.


Successful completion will allow direct entry into HND Business.

Holders of a HNC may articulate onto entry of the first or second year at university depending on which university and the course concerned.

Career Prospects

The HNC award will prepare candidates for entry to a wide range of positions including: Administration Officer; Administration Supervisor; Assistant Manager; Business Development Assistant; Customer Service Coordinator; Finance Assistant; Purchasing Officer; Planning Officer; Sales Coordinator; Team Leader or Trainee Manager. The above positions are just some examples of a wider range of suitable posts.

The programme is also ideal for learners who want to pursue a career in business but do not wish to commit themselves initially to a particular specialist area or to those who want to start their own business and require a broad grounding in business topics.

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University information

Dumfries and Galloway College

  • Campus address

    Dumfries and Galloway College, College Gate, Bankend Road, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG1 4FD, Scotland

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