- At least 2 National 5, Standard Grade Credit or Intermediate 2 Qualifications, preferably including English and Maths.
- Other qualifications and experience may be considered, but the ability to work at SCQF Level 5 is essential.
SCQF Level 5/6
If you find yourself unsure of exactly what aspect of business and administration you’d like to study at a higher level, then the Gateway to Business course is for you.
Successful completion of the course could lead to further study at HND level – without needing to meet the required number of Highers. In just five months, you will gain a qualification that could lead to further study in:
Or an apprenticeship in Administration and Business.
You will study a range of subjects across the diverse range of business professions, including marketing, business, law and accounting units.
If English is your second language, you must have: ESOL National 4 (pre-intermediate); IELTS 4.5; Cambridge English: Preliminary (min 140)
If you are studying a full-time non-advanced course (below HNC level), you may be entitled to funding.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
“For anyone considering studying Accounting at NESCol, I would say it will definitely set you up and give you the right foundation for progressing on to a career in accountancy. I feel the skills I learned at college have been very beneficial in the work I am doing today. I use my knowledge gained at college of accounting principles and taxation every day.”
“This course will benefit you in more ways than one and the lecturers are some of the best people you’ll get to meet.”
“This vocational route has allowed me to get a good balance between work and my social life, and have healthy finances!”
“College really helped me bridge the gap between being in relatively small classes at school and being in huge lectures at university.”
“The lecturers on the course were just brilliant and had so much valuable knowledge and experience to pass on.”
“The College’s links with Johnston Carmichael allowed me to see accounts in practice. When I got offered a job after college, I was delighted that changing my career path had worked out.”
“During my two years at NESCol studying Legal Service, I have learnt so much – every day I learned something new. I loved my lecturers and my classmates, and I gained confidence along the way. I ended up successfully passing my HND with As.”
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