Introduction to Business, Administration and Accounting SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course is for anyone wishing to embark on a career or to progress to further study in Business, Administration or Accounting. 

It has been designed to provide candidates with a range of skills and knowledge that employers value and also gives an excellent foundation for study on the HNC Business, HNC Administration and IT or HNC Accounting.

Entry requirements

  • 4 National 4s at pass, English required.
  • A personal statement reflecting a desire to work in this field.
  • Applications from mature students who may not have formal qualifications will be considered.

Subjects will include:

  • Understanding Business
  • Marketing Basic Principles  
  • Practical Office Skills and Technologies
  • Preparing Management Accounting Information
  • Preparing Financial Accounting Information
  • Spreadsheets and Word Processing

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Delivery Face-to-Face | Typically over 3 days each week.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year
  • 16 hours per week

Where can I study my course?

    Start date



    If you have been living in the UK for at least 3 years, are ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full time course.  Please check our Fee Waiver Policy.

    Full time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible. We will use the information provided on your course application form to determine whether you are eligible. 

    Scottish students

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)



    Full-time per year



    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:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


    Full-time per year


    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:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


    Full time per year


     Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

    Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.


    You may be eligible to apply for an Educational Maintenance Allowance or Bursary.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    • Entry level positions in many business sectors
    • HNC Business 
    • HNC Accounting
    • HNC Administration and IT


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    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness operates 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 age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.