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Business and Accounting
     We offer a wide range of subject areas                      will undertake a work experience placement providing a
     from SCQF Levels 5 - 10 within Business,                    valuable insight into the real world of work. Volunteering
                                                                 is also integral in the curriculum area and all students
                                                                                                                              Course Progression in               To find out more about our courses in Business and
                                                                                                                                                                  Accounting, or to arrange a department visit, please contact:
     Administration and Accounting from
     National Certificate to Honours degree.
                                                                 are encouraged to undertake placements with public,
                                                                 private and third sector organisations in order to
                                                                                                                              Business and Accounting             Jill Elder
                                                                                                                                                                  Sector Manager - Business, Management and Computing
     We talk to employers locally and nationally to ensure       apply their skills and knowledge in real scenarios.                                              01738 877 529 or jillian.elder.perth@uhi.ac.uk
     that all our courses provide the most current knowledge     Scholarships from GS Brown, Thorntons Law, Volpa and
     and skills required in the workplace. Our courses have      St. Johnstone Football Club provide financial and
     a practical foundation and students can expect to           practical assistance to successful applicants.
     be developing and applying their new skills from day                                                                                                                                                     BA (Hons)
     one. Highly experienced and enthusiastic staff work to      Some of our Accountancy courses provide exemptions                     BA (Hons)                PDA
                                                                 from the earlier parts of some UK Accountancy                         Business and            Domestic                                      Accounting
     support students to achieve their full potential and gain
     the best possible educational experience within the         bodies’ exams. Our BA (Hons) Accounting and                           Management            Conveyancing                                    and Finance
     department. All NC/NQ students together with HND            Finance course allows students to achieve some
     Administration and Information Technology students          professional accreditation through ACCA and CIMA.

                                                                                                                                                              PDA Office
                                                                                                                                 HND             HND Admin                                                      HND
                                                                                                                                                             Management
                                                                                                                                Business           and IT                             PDA                    Accounting
                                                                                                                                                                and IT
                                                                                                                                                                                    Financial
                                                                                                                                                                                   Accounting

                                                                                                                                                              PDA IT in
                                                                                                                                                              Business
     Cristina Espinosa Fontes                                    Scott Innes
                                                                                                                                                                                      PDA
                                                                                                                                 HNC             HNC Admin                                                      HNC
     HND Business                                                Lecturer - Business                                                                                               Management
                                                                                                                                Business           and IT                          Accounting
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Accounting
     Before coming to college, I lived in Lanzarote              Scott has been teaching Business-related subjects at
     where I studied a Tourism Degree. It was whilst             Perth College UHI for over 7 years and thoroughly
                                                                                                                                                             PDA Office
     working in a golf club when I decided that I needed         enjoys playing a part in his students achieving their
     a change in my life and I came to Scotland.                 chosen qualification. As the Personal Academic Tutor                                          Admin
                                                                 for HND Business and BA (Hons) Business and
     I decided to come to Perth College UHI where I studied
                                                                 Management, Scott really gets to know his students
     the ESOL course because I needed to improve my level
                                                                 and plays an active role in supporting them to
     of English. I loved the entire campus atmosphere from
                                                                  progress their academic studies.                                                                                 PDA Book-
     the moment I arrived. It’s a privilege to study here.
                                                                 Experience with additional roles, as interim Subject             NQ                                                keeping
     I would absolutely recommend that people study                                                                                                                                                             NQ
                                                                 Leader and UHI Programme Leader, allow him to take an          Business          NQ Admin
     here. Perth College UHI has very supportive lecturers                                                                                                                                                   Accounting
     willing to help us to prepare for our future by
                                                                 active role in providing an excellent experience for his        and IT
                                                                 students - enabling them to gain knowledge and skills
     encouraging us to do the best we can. It couldn’t
                                                                 which they can take into employment or further study.
     have been a better experience.
                                                                                                                                                               NPA in
                                                                                                                                                              Business        For a full explanation of course levels
                                                                                                                                                               and IT         please refer to the Scottish Credit
                                                                                                                                                                              and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
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Information Key

                          The Scottish Credit and                   At Perth College UHI, we aim to make our programmes
                          Qualifications Framework                  as flexible as possible. In order to achieve this,
         SCQF             (SCQF) helps people of all ages           we have a range of flexible learning options.
        Level 5           and circumstances to access
                          the education and training that
                          is appropriate to them over
                          their lifetime. It can help you               Full                   Part
                                                                                                                     Online
                          plan your learning and develop                Time                   Time
                          progression routes to follow,
                          whatever your situation may be.

                          The length of your course will be         All courses will start in
         1 Year
                          determined by which qualification         September 2020, please visit:
                          you are studying for, and whether         www.perth.uhi.ac.uk for further details.
                          your course is full-time, or part-time.

     NQ Business and IT                                             NQ Accounting                                               NQ Administration
     Course content                                                 Course content                                              Course content
                                                                                                                                                                                            By 2028,
     The business world is constantly changing and                  This course will allow you to develop your knowledge        People with well-developed skills in administration
                                                                                                                                                                                          the largest

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Business and Accounting
     employers need staff to have the range of key digital          and skills in relation to finance in business and gain      are always in demand and this course provides an
     and employability skills this programme offers. This
     qualification provides an excellent introduction to
     business and you will consider how a business functions,
                                                                    an understanding of the importance of accounting
                                                                    within an organisation. You will develop skills in
                                                                    recording key financial information and also how to
                                                                                                                                excellent introduction to a career in this area. As
                                                                                                                                well as developing your administrative skills, this
                                                                                                                                programme will also teach you about other subjects
                                                                                                                                                                                         employment
     develop an understanding of marketing including
     social media, create your own business idea and plan
                                                                    interpret management accounting information.
                                                                    You will study units such as preparing management
                                                                                                                                that are important in the workplace, such as working
                                                                                                                                with others, problem solving and time management.          growth in
     as well as developing your IT and digital skills.
     You will develop customer care skills and also work
                                                                    accounting, preparing financial accounting, handling
                                                                    wages and salaries, understanding business, developing
                                                                                                                                So whether you’re a school leaver or mature student,
                                                                                                                                you will gain a range of skills vital for employment       Perth and
     in a team to run a student-led event. In addition,
     you will develop key employability skills such as
     time management, team working and problem
                                                                    skills for employment, contract law, information
                                                                    technology and you will also undertake a valuable
                                                                    work experience placement in semester 2.
                                                                                                                                in this area and also gain in confidence ensuring you
                                                                                                                                are ready for the world of work or further study.          Kinross is
                                                                                                                                                                                          forecast to
                                                                                                                                You will study: word processing; spreadsheets;
     solving throughout the course. You will also
                                                                    Alongside this, you will be looking at how an               databases; presentation software; office systems
     undertake a work placement during semester 2.
                                                                    organisation works. Finally, you will work on setting       and administration; book-keeping; numeracy
     So whether you’re a school leaver or returning to study,
     you will gain a range of skills vital for employment
                                                                    your own goals for your time on the course and
                                                                    develop skills for employment, for example, time
                                                                                                                                and communication. You will also undertake
                                                                                                                                a work placement during semester 2.                        be admin
     in this area and also gain in confidence ensuring you
     are ready for the world of work or further study.
                                                                    management, prioritisation and team working.

                                                                    Entry requirements
                                                                                                                                As part of the course, students also work in teams
                                                                                                                                to organise an event of their choice and often raise     and support
                                                                                                                                                                                            services.
     Students can find employment in a range of roles within                                                                    money for charity. Students often find employment
     the public or private business sector on completion.           You should have communications at SCQF Level 4              as an administration assistant, in a junior clerical
                                                                    or equivalent and either numeracy, life skills Maths or     position or as a receptionist following the course.
                                                                    Maths at SCQF Level 4 having completed
     Entry requirements
                                                                    4 years of secondary education.
     Communications at SCQF Level 4 and you should                                                                              Entry requirements
     have completed 4 years of secondary education.                 Your application and interview will form part of the        You should have communications at SCQF Level 4
                                                                    selection process. If you are unsure if this is the right   or equivalent and have successfully completed 4
     Your application and interview will form part of the
                                                                    course for you, please arrange an appointment with          years of secondary education. Your application and
     selection process. If you are unsure about whether this is
                                                                    a member of college staff to discuss your eligibility.      interview will form part of the selection process.
     the right course for you, please arrange an appointment
     with a member of college staff to discuss your eligibility.                                                                If you are unsure about whether this is the right
                                                                                                                                course for you, please arrange an appointment with
                                                                                                                                a member of college staff to discuss your eligibility.

                               1 Year            2 Years                                       1 Year            2 Years                                  1 Year            2 Years
            SCQF                                                            SCQF                                                        SCQF
                                Full               Part                                         Full               Part                                    Full               Part
           Level 5                                                         Level 5                                                     Level 5
                                Time              Time                                          Time              Time                                     Time              Time

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HNC Business - UCAS Code 001N                                HNC Administration and Information                           HND Business - UCAS Code 101N                                  HND Administration and Information
                                                                                            Technology - UCAS Code 17PN                                                                                                 Technology - UCAS Code 75NG
                               Course content                                                                                                            Course content
                               In today’s dynamic business environment, effective sales     Course content                                               In the rapidly changing world of business, highly              Course content
                               and marketing strategies, business planning, people          Businesses and other organisations require people with       skilled employees are key to providing organisations           Businesses and other organisations rely upon people
                               and resource management are vital to boost both              well-developed skills in administration and information      with a competitive edge. Our business courses                  with good skills in administration and information
                               profitability and reputation. Our business course has        technology. This programme can help your career by           have been designed to give you this expertise. HND             technology. This more advanced programme can help
                               been designed to give you this expertise. The course         providing you with high-level practical and problem-         Business further improves your career prospects as             your career by providing you with high-level practical
                               content has been put together following consultation         solving skills and improve your employability.               a supervisor or first-line manager. Completion of              and problem-solving skills and improve your job
                               with employers to ensure that you gain relevant                                                                           this course will provide you with excellent all-round          prospects. Completion of this course provides credit
                               competencies for entry-level business positions. There is    The HNC covers a wide range of skills including: digital     business expertise, strategies to deal effectively             towards a number of professional organisations such
                               also an opportunity for further studies at degree level.     technology for administrators; office administration; word   with change and decision-making tools.                         as the Institute of Administrative Management.
                                                                                            processing and presentations; spreadsheets; databases;
                               You will study: introduction to marketing; economics;        book-keeping; personal development planning;                 Within this course you will study: statistics; finance;        You will study: IT skills, such as word processing,
                               business accounting; IT; business law; personal              customer care and human resource management.                 enterprise; management; business culture and                   spreadsheets and databases; advanced ICT in business;
                               enterprise skills; creating a culture of customer                                                                         strategy; ICT in business; the world economy;                  office management; law and presentation skills. You will
                               care; managing people and organisations;                     Upon successful completion of the HNC (15 credits),          business project; and digital marketing and you may            undertake a work placement in Semester 2. You may
                               and communications.                                          you may apply to year 2 of the HND course, which then        have the opportunity to take part in a study trip.             also be able to take part in an overseas study trip.
                                                                                            leads you to year 3 of BA (Hons) Business Management.
                               You will be prepared for employment in marketing                                                                          You may progress to year 3 of BA (Hons) Business and           You may progress to year 3 of BA (Hons) Business
                               and general business, with the possibility of                You will be prepared for employment in administration,       Management where further specialisation in business            Management where specialisation in human resource
                               progressing to supervisory management positions.             or in specialist areas including human resources.            and management is possible. A choice can be made to            management, digital communications or tourism
                                                                                            Previous students have gone on to work in a                  specialise in various areas of business, including: finance;   is possible.
                               Entry requirements                                           range of private and public organisations.                   human resource management; digital communication;
                               One Higher grade at C or above in a relevant subject                                                                      marketing and enterprise. Previous students have               You will be prepared for employment in administration,
                                                                                            Completion of this course provides credit towards
                               such as business management, administration,                                                                              gone on to work in a variety of environments including         or in specialist areas including human resources.
                                                                                            a number of professional qualifications including
                               English, information systems or economics and                the Institute of Administrative Management.                  banking, finance, retail management, marketing,                The HND can lead to a career in administrative
                               two qualifications at SCQF Level 5 or equivalent,                                                                         enterprise and human resource management.                      management. Previous students have gone on to work
                               preferably in English and mathematics, or a relevant         Entry requirements                                                                                                          in local authorities and employers in a variety of roles.
                               NQ/NC in business accounting or administration.              One relevant Higher grade at C or above such as              Entry requirements
                                                                                            administration, business management or IT and 2              Two relevant Higher grades such as English, business           Entry requirements
Business and Accounting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Business and Accounting
                               If you don’t meet our entry requirements, previous
                               experience and credentials may qualify you for               qualifications at SCQF Level 5 or equivalent, preferably     management, economics or IT, and two qualifications at         Two Highers in relevant subjects such as administration,
                               this course. Please arrange an appointment with              in English and Mathematics, or a relevant NC/NQ.             SCQF Level 5 or equivalent, including English or Maths.        business management or English, and 2 qualifications at
                               a member of staff to discuss your eligibility.                                                                            A HNC Business course (15 credits) should                      SCQF Level 5 or equivalent including English or Maths.
                                                                                            If you don’t meet our entry requirements, previous
                                                                                            experience and credentials may qualify you for               provide you with direct entry to year 2 (HND).                 A HNC (15 credits) should provide you
                                                                                            this course. Please arrange an appointment with                                                                             with direct entry to year 2 (HND).
                                                                                            a member of staff to discuss your eligibility.

                                      SCQF              1 Year            2 Years                  SCQF             1 Year            2 Years                    SCQF             2 Years            4 Years                    SCQF             2 Years           4 Years
                                     Level 7           Full Time         Part Time                Level 7          Full Time         Part Time                  Level 8          Full Time          Part Time                  Level 8          Full Time         Part Time

                               HNC Accounting - UCAS Code 104N                              The programme provides exemption from earlier parts          HND Accounting - UCAS Code 004N                                On completion, you will be qualified to work
                                                                                            of some UK Accountancy bodies’ exams including                                                                              within financial administration practice, commerce
                                                                                            ACCA and AAT.                                                                                                               or industry. Previous students have gone on to
                               Course content                                                                                                            Course content
                               Every business and organisation has to manage its                                                                         Every business and organisation has to manage its              work in roles such as accounts assistant, trainee
                               finances efficiently to make the best use of their           Entry requirements                                           finances efficiently to make the best use of their             management accountants and finance assistants.
                               resources, so people with the right training are always in   One Higher in a relevant subject such as Maths,              resources, so people with the right training are always        This programme provides exemption from
                               demand. Our HNC Accounting programme will provide            business management or economics and 2                       in demand. Our HND Accounting programme will                   earlier parts of some UK Accountancy bodies’
                               you with a nationally recognised qualification and           qualifications at SCQF Level 5 or equivalent (including      provide you with a nationally recognised qualification         exams, for example ACCA, AAT and SIMA.
                               the skills you need to work in budgeting and financial       Maths and English) or a relevant NC/NQ.                      and the skills you need to work in taxation, budgeting
                               accounting. The HNC will also give you the ideal start       If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous      and financial accounting. The HND will also give you           Entry requirements
                               to a career in accountancy or financial management as        experience and credentials may still qualify you for         the ideal start to a career in accountancy or financial        You should have two relevant Higher grades such as
                               it provides exemption from professional qualifications.      this course. Please arrange an appointment with a            management as it provides exemption from                       Maths, economics or business management and two
                               You will study: financial accounting; management             member of college staff to discuss your eligibility.         professional qualifications.                                   qualifications at SCQF Level 5 or equivalent (English
                               accounting, accounting software; cost accounting;                                                                         You will study tax and develop higher level financial          and Maths) or HNC Accounting (15 credits).
                               economics, research skills and law.                                                                                       and management accounting skills. You may also have
                               You will be qualified to work within financial                                                                            the option of taking part in an overseas study trip.
                               administration practice, commerce or industry.                                                                            On successful completion of the course you
                               Previous students have gone on to work for accounting               SCQF             1 Year            2 Years            may apply to join year 3 of our Accounting                             SCQF             2 Years           4 Years
                               departments with employers such as Perth and                       Level 7          Full Time         Part Time           and Finance or other degree programme.                                Level 8          Full Time         Part Time
                               Kinross Council and Scottish and Southern Energy.

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BA (Hons) Business and Management                          BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance                       BA (Hons) Financial Services
                               UCAS Code NN21                                             UCAS Code N430C                                        UCAS Code UN390
                                                                                                                                                 (subject to approval)C
                               Course content                                             Course content
Business and Accounting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Business and Accounting
                               This course aims to prepare you for a management           This course follows on from the HND Accounting,
                                                                                                                                                 Course content
                               career, gaining up-to-date business skills and             equipping graduates with knowledge, skills and
                                                                                                                                                 This course is designed and shaped with input
                               knowledge to enable you to succeed within a range          understanding to practice the full range of core
                                                                                                                                                 from industry to meet the increasing demand
                               of management-type employment opportunities.               functions within the accounting industry.
                                                                                                                                                 for skilled and able graduates to work in the
                               Students graduating at the end of year 3 will graduate     This course allows students to achieve some            growing and dynamic financial services sector.
                               with BA Business and Management. Honours students          professional accreditation through ACCA and CIMA.      The course provides a comprehensive understanding
                               who have studied certain modules may graduate at
                                                                                          Year 3: (BA) Research skills; financial management;    of financial services in Scotland and the UK, as well as
                               BA (Hons) Business and Management with: Finance,
                                                                                          advanced financial reporting; auditing and             within the international environment. The core subjects
                               Marketing, Enterprise, Digital Communication or Tourism.
                                                                                          professional ethics, along with 2 optional             include: financial services products, regulations, using
                               Honours students may also graduate without a theme
                                                                                          modules which include a work placement.                data, customer service, economics and systems.
                               and exit with BA (Hons) Business and Management.
                               BA Year 1: international and export marketing;
                                                                                          Year 4: (BA(Hons)) Dissertation or researching and
                                                                                          planning a new business venture; corporate financial
                                                                                                                                                 Students will be provided the opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                 develop their knowledge in these areas, undertake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                “The Financial Services
                               critical thinking in management; entrepreneurship;
                               financial management; strategic human resource
                                                                                          decision making; international financial reporting;
                                                                                          advanced taxation or advanced management
                                                                                                                                                 work placement modules, and build relevant
                                                                                                                                                 conceptual, problem solving and analytical skills.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                industry in Scotland
                               management; collaborating in a digital economy;
                               understanding visitor behaviour; research skills;
                                                                                          accounting, along with another optional module.        Cert HE Year 1: intro to financial services                    employs almost 100,000
                                                                                          This course aims to prepare you for a career           industry, economics for business, introduction
                               quality management; marketing communication;
                               employment law within the HRM context; small               in accounting, finance, auditing or taxation,          to business law, personal financial products                   people directly and
                               business planning; work placement: industry specific
                               skills, Scotland’s tourist attractions, niche tourism.
                                                                                          enabling you to succeed within a range of
                                                                                          accounting employment opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                 and customer service, introduction to financial
                                                                                                                                                 accounting, business fundamentals.                             around the same again
                               Honours Year: Dissertation or researching                  Students can achieve some professional                 Dip HE Year 2: financial services in business, professional    indirectly.”
                               and planning a new business venture; global                accreditation through CIMA.                            skills for managers, business contractual relationships,
                               management; corporate responsibility in a global                                                                  data and systems, management accounting with
                               environment; business strategy; work placement:            Entry requirements                                     the option to complete work placement, marketing                Scottish Financial Enterprise
                               professional practice, emergent tourism trends.            The HND Accounting qualification provides direct       fundamentals, or contemporary workplace module.
                                                                                          entry to the year 3 of the degree programme.           BA Year 3: financial management, economics
                               Entry requirements                                         For year 4 you need an ordinary degree in a            for financial services, regulation of financial
                               Students with a relevant HND qualification or equivalent   relevant subject.                                      services, research skills with the option
                               can apply for third year of this degree. For year 4                                                               to complete work placement.                                   Entry requirements
                               you need an ordinary degree in a relevant subject,         We welcome applications from people with
                                                                                          relevant qualifications and work experience.           BA Honours Year 4: managing change, risk and                  Three Scottish Highers at grades CCC or above.
                               with each case being judged on an individual basis.
                                                                                                                                                 resilience in an organisation, dissertation, corporate        2 A Levels at grades CC or equivalent.
                                                                                                                                                 financial decision making, international finance with the
                                                                                                                                                 option to complete work placement or another module.

                                                        2 Years                                                    2 Years
                                      SCQF                                 Full                  SCQF                                 Full                                                                            SCQF                              Full
                                                         after                                                      after                                                                                                              4 Years
                                     Level 10                              Time                 Level 10                              Time                                                                           Level 10                           Time
                                                         HND                                                        HND

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PDA Management Accounting                                   PDA Financial Accounting                                    PDA Domestic Conveyancing                                   PDA Book-keeping
                               Course content                                              Course content                                              Course content                                              Course content
                               This PDA in Management Accounting delivers the              The part-time PDA in Financial Accounting delivers          The PDA in Domestic Conveyancing is aimed at                This award has been designed to be suitable
                               essential skills and knowledge of cost accounting           the essential skills and knowledge for a career in          both trainee and experienced paralegals working             CPD for those employed in an accounting or
                               systems and budgetary control. This makes it suitable       financial accounting. This makes it suitable CPD for        in the specialism of domestic conveyancing,                 financial administration role or for those who
                               CPD for those working in an accounting and finance role,    those working in an accounting and finance role, or         whether in private practice, estate agencies, local         wish to seek employment in this area. It provides
                               or for anyone seeking to enter employment in this area.     for anyone seeking to enter employment in this area.        authorities, banks or building societies. It could also     the fundamentals of book-keeping, develops
                                                                                                                                                       be undertaken by paralegals wishing to undertake            skills in using accounting software and finally
                               You will study the following units: cost accounting         You will study the following units: recording
                                                                                                                                                       CPD by moving into a new legal specialism, or those         prepares students to work in Payroll function.
                               and management accounting using IT.                         financial information, preparing final statements
                                                                                                                                                       aspiring to a Paralegal role in the near future.
                                                                                           and using financial accounting software.                                                                                You will study the following units: using financial
                               The units contained in the PDA are mandatory units
                                                                                                                                                       The PDA in Domestic Conveyancing meets all the              accounting software, payroll and recording financial
                               in the HNC Accounting and candidates may wish to            The PDA in Financial Accounting forms one of a suite
                                                                                                                                                       training requirements for this cross-section of the legal   information or recording financial transactions.
                               progress to the full HNC Award or another PDA.              of PDAs in Accounting and Finance, which consist of
                                                                                                                                                       sector, mapping to the general and relevant domain-
                                                                                           units taken from the HNC in Accounting. The award can                                                                   This award is designed for people who wish to
                                                                                                                                                       specific competences from the Law Society of Scotland.
                               Entry requirements                                          be taken as a qualification in its own right or used with                                                               administer the payroll and book-keeping functions
                               Candidates should normally have a Level 6                   other PDAs to build achievement towards the full HNC.       These Law Society competencies are designed                 within an organisation. It is part of a suite of PDAs
                               qualification in Maths/Numeracy or equivalent                                                                           specifically to testify to competence required of           which offer CPD within the accounting and finance
                               although experience will also be considered.                Entry requirements                                          Paralegals in the workplace and these competencies          industry. The units contained within the PDA form part
                                                                                           Candidates should normally have a Level 6                   must be demonstrated to an employer in the                  of the HNC Accounting and the HNC Administration
                               Communication at SCQF Level 5 is also required. It is
                                                                                           qualification in Maths/Numeracy or equivalent               pre-registration year in order to become a Law              and Information Technology and students could
                               important that candidates have IT skills. Please get in
                                                                                           although experience will also be considered.                Society of Scotland Registered Paralegal.                   progress to either of these programmes.
                               touch if you are unsure about the entry requirements.
                                                                                           Communication at SCQF Level 5 is also required. It is       This PDA is relevant in private practice and for those
                                                                                           important that candidates have IT skills. Please get in     employed in other sectors, including local authority        Entry requirements
                                                                                           touch if you are unsure about the entry requirements.       legal teams and those with Paralegal responsibilities       Candidates should normally have a Level 5/6
                                                                                                                                                       in a range of other organisations. These can include        qualification in Maths/Numeracy or equivalent
                                                                                                                                                       property investment companies and financial institutions    although experience will also be considered.
                                                                                                                                                       dealing with loans and securities involving property.       Communication at SCQF Level 5 is also required. It is
                                      SCQF             6 months             Part                  SCQF             6 months            Part                                                                        important that candidates have IT skills. Please contact
                                                        - 1 year                                                    - 1 year                           Entry requirements
Business and Accounting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Business and Accounting
                                     Level 7                                Time                 Level 7                               Time                                                                        us if you are unsure if you meet the entry requirements.
                                                                                                                                                       Learners are expected in the main to be already working
                                                                                                                                                       as a Paralegal, either as a trainee or a more experienced
                                                                                                                                                       Paralegal in this or another legal specialism, although
                                                                                                                                                       this is not essential. Ideally learners would normally
                                                                                                                                                       have some experience in conveyancing transactions,                 SCQF            6 months            Part
                                                                                                                                                       although this is also not essential. Learners would               Level 7           - 1 year           Time
                                                                                                                                                       normally have competence in communication at
                               PDA Office Administration                                   PDA IT in Business                                          SCQF Level 6 and at least one relevant Higher.

                               Course content                                              Course content
                               This PDA is designed to enable candidates to improve        The PDA IT in Business is designed to develop IT
                               their professional practice, and in particular their        skills across the Microsoft Office Software package.                SCQF            1-2 Years           2 Years
                               customer care, communication and negotiation skills.                                                                           Level 8          Part Time          Part Time
                                                                                           It is appropriate for anyone not wishing to commit
                               You will study the following units: office                  to a full-time HNC programme of study but who
                               administration; digital technologies for administrators;    want to gain skills in IT and administration. It is
                               communication: business communication                       also relevant to those who have developed IT skills
                               and personal development planning.                          but wish to gain a qualification in this area.
                               This PDA offers you the opportunity to develop              You will study the following units: IT in business –
                               knowledge and skills for employment within an               word processing and presentation applications; IT in        PDA Office Management and IT                                Successful candidates will have met the needs
                               administration role. The award will provide you             business – databases and IT in business – spreadsheets.                                                                 of CPD in the areas of office management and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   advanced use of computer application software
                               with the skills required to undertake a variety of
                                                                                           The units contained in the PDA are mandatory units          Course content
                               administration functions using IT in an organisation.                                                                                                                               and be ready for a supervisory role.
                                                                                           in HNC Administration and Information Technology.           The PDA in Office Management and Information
                               The units contained in the PDA are mandatory units in                                                                   Technology delivers the essential skills and knowledge
                                                                                           This award will provide you with highly sought after IT     for a range of senior administrative roles. This makes it   Entry requirements
                               the HNC Administration and Information Technology                                                                                                                                   This qualification has been developed to enhance
                                                                                           skills which are applicable across a range of sectors.      suitable CPD for those working in an administrative role,
                               and candidates may wish to progress to the full HNC.                                                                                                                                administration training. Candidates will need
                                                                                                                                                       or for anyone seeking to enter employment in this area.
                                                                                           Entry requirements                                                                                                      previous experience of office administration and
                               Entry requirements                                          Basic knowledge of software packages is required.
                                                                                                                                                       You will study the following units: IT in business          competence in the use of ICT. Ideally candidates
                               Candidates should demonstrate skills equivalent to Core                                                                 – advanced word processing; IT in business –                should possess the IT units at Level 7.
                                                                                           Core Skills Level 5 in communications and numeracy
                               Skills Level 5 in communications and numeracy as well                                                                   advanced spreadsheets; IT in business – advanced
                                                                                           is necessary.
                               as having skills in IT, team-working and problem solving.                                                               databases; information and communication
                                                                                                                                                       technology in business; office management and
                                                                                                                                                       developing the individual within a team.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SCQF            1-2 Years          2 Years
                                      SCQF             6 months             Part                  SCQF             6 months            Part
                                                                                                                                                       If you already have HNC Administration and Information            Level 8          Part Time         Part Time
                                                                                                                                                       Technology, you can use this PDA as a progression route
                                     Level 7            - 1 year            Time                 Level 7            - 1 year           Time
                                                                                                                                                       to HND Administration and Information Technology.

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Computing
 The Computing department is made up of                      There is the opportunity to be involved in carrying out
 highly motivated individuals who endeavour                  real-life projects such as creating apps and websites
                                                             for clients looking for business support, allowing you
                                                                                                                       Course Progression
 to ensure that your course meets the current
 and future needs of the computing sector.
                                                             to gain invaluable client focused experience useful for
                                                             your future career. The Waste Electrical and Electronic
                                                                                                                       in Computing
 There is an increasingly strong demand for computing        Equipment (WEEE) Centre Scholarship provide financial     To find out more about our courses in Computing,
 professionals and job opportunities are growing each        and practical assistance to a successful applicant.       or to arrange a department visit, please contact:                    MSc Web
 year. Perth College UHI is supporting this growth by                                                                  Jill Elder                                                         Technologies
                                                             We work with a wide range of local and national
 helping students gain the right qualification, skills and   companies to ensure our students gain real                Sector Manager - Business, Management and Computing
 expertise to succeed in this ever-changing field.           employment experience, helping enhance their career       01738 877 529 or jillian.elder.perth@uhi.ac.uk
 Networks grow and develop and the software                  prospects. Most students will work with real clients
 and hardware required to keep them going are                at all levels of study. The department have been
 constantly being upgraded, so to succeed in today’s         involved in a wide variety of projects which have         Careers in Computing may include:
 job market it’s essential that you embrace the              included website developments, mobile applications
 challenges within this rapidly evolving sector.             development, augmented reality applications,              • Application Analyst
                                                             biometric systems development, computer simulation        • Applications Developer                                           BSc (Hons)
                                                             and prototype testing for international companies.                                                                           Computing
                                                                                                                       • Cyber Security Analyst
                                                                                                                       • Data Analyst
                                                                                                                       • Database Administrator
                                                                                                                       • Forensic Computer Analyst
                                                                                                                       • Games Developer
                                                                                                                       • Information Systems Manager                                         HND
                                                                                                                                                                                           Computer
                                                                                                                       • IT Consultant                                                      Science
                                                                                                                       • Multimedia Programmer
                                                                                                                       • SEO Specialist

 Harry Main                                                  Ian Turnbull                                              • Software Engineer
                                                                                                                       • Systems Analyst
 HNC Computing                                               Lecturer - Computing                                      • UX Designer                                            HNC
                                                                                                                                                                                            HNC
 What I like most about the course, is that every            Ian is a Computing Lecturer based at Perth College UHI    • Web Designer                                        Computing
                                                                                                                                                                                          Computing
 unit relates to each other and there is a high              and has a broad range of teaching interests including:                                                           (evening)
 amount of practical work. We are also given                 web development, machine learning, cyber security and     • Web Developer
 the ability to do projects for real clients.                cyber resilience. Ian regularly contributes to student
 My course has taught me the fundamentals of                 engagement, knowledge transfer, and community
 coding in multiple languages and has begun                  engagement projects throughout the region.
 to introduce me to others in the industry.                  As a member of the SICSA Cyber Nexus advisory
 After college, I plan to study abroad, earn a Master’s,     group, he collaborates with a number of universities
 and hopefully get a graduate internship.                    across Scotland in Cybersecurity and Cyber resilience                                                                          NPA Web
                                                             events - including workshops. Ian is a Fellow of                                                                 NPA Cyber                   NQ Computer
                                                                                                                                                                                             Design
 I would recommend that people study here                    the Higher Education Academy, and a subject                                                                       Security                   Technologies
                                                                                                                                                                                          Fundamentals
 as the University of the Highlands and Islands              specialist for SQA. He has a quarter-of-a-century
 allows for a work/life/study balance that other             industry experience and over a decade of teaching
 HE/FE establishments do not permit.                         experience in further and higher education.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Two Intermediate Level or 1 National 4 qualifications,
                                                                                                                              Course content                                          preferably in computing, numeracy or communication.
                         The Scottish Credit and                   At Perth College UHI, we aim to make our programmes        You will learn about a range of computer applications   However, if spaces are limited, there will be a
                         Qualifications Framework                  as flexible as possible. In order to achieve this,         which will ensure that you are proficient in            selection process and you will be invited to discuss
         SCQF            (SCQF) helps people of all ages           we have a range of flexible learning options.              multimedia creation, basic games design, software       your application with a member of college staff.
        Level 5          and circumstances to access                                                                          development/ programming and hardware installation      You will be asked to undertake a short aptitude
                         the education and training that                                                                      and maintenance. This qualification also embeds 3       test. You will also be expected to attend a one
                         is appropriate to them over                                                                          NPA’s (National Progression Awards). You will also      day taster course over the summer holiday to
                         their lifetime. It can help you               Full                   Part                            gain industrial experience by working in our Waste      familiarise yourself with the college and staff.
                                                                                                                   Online
                         plan your learning and develop                Time                   Time                            Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Centre.
                         progression routes to follow,                                                                        This placement will allow you to improve and develop
                         whatever your situation may be.                                                                      your hardware skills in a realistic environment.

                         The length of your course will be         All courses will start in September 2020.
         1 Year
                         determined by which qualification         Some courses may offer a January start.                                                                                                     1 Year           2 Years
                         you are studying for, and whether                                                                                                                                   SCQF
                                                                   If this is of interest, please visit:                                                                                                        Full              Part
                         your course is full-time, or part-time.                                                                                                                           Level 5/6
                                                                   www.perth.uhi.ac.uk for further details.                                                                                                     Time             Time

     NPA Web Design Fundamentals                                   NPA Cyber Security                                         HNC Computing (evening course)                          HNC Computing - UCAS Code 304G
     Course content                                                Course content                                             Course content                                          Course content
     This National Progression Award is aimed at                   Data Security - You will be introduced to concepts         This course will provide you with the practical         This course will provide you with the practical and
     developing your skills in designing, developing and           around personal and corporate data security, including     and theoretical skills required for a career in the     theoretical skills required for a career in the Computing
     using multimedia. It is built around web authoring            aspects of legal and ethical obligations. Learners         Computing and Information Technology industry. It       and Information Technology industry. It is also an
     tools and counts towards the 12 credits required for          will discuss examples of real-life data security           is also an excellent foundation for those wishing       excellent foundation for those wishing to enhance their
     a National Certificate in Digital Media Computing.            breaches, and examine the reputational and financial       to enhance their existing qualifications. Those who     existing qualifications. Those who successfully complete

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Computing
                                                                   damage caused by poor data security practice.              successfully complete the HNC can progress to HND       the HNC can progress to HND (Higher National Diploma)
     Computing: Web Design Fundamentals
                                                                                                                              (Higher National Diploma) and ultimately BSc (Hons)     and ultimately BSc(Hons) Computing degree programme.
                                                                   Digital Forensics
     You will develop your knowledge and                                                                                      Computing degree programme. The course also
                                                                   You will develop learners’ knowledge of the                                                                        You will study SQL and database design; developing
     understanding of the main technical and design                                                                           embeds the PDA in Web Design which will provide you
                                                                   principles and integrity of the digital forensics                                                                  programming skills and strategies; problem solving;
     considerations in developing websites.                                                                                   with skills to develop and implement websites which
                                                                   process. It is intended to augment learners’                                                                       technical support and software development; developing
     Computing: Interactive Multimedia                                                                                        are responsive to mobile and traditional devices.
                                                                   knowledge of data acquisition, data analysis                                                                       applications (web, mobile and stand-alone products) and
     for Website Development                                       and the reporting of forensics examinations.                                                                       working in a project team developing software products.
                                                                                                                              Entry requirements
     An introduction to design and development of animation        Ethical Hacking                                            One SQA Higher or equivalent preferably in an
     and interactive Multimedia applications, including            An awareness of the knowledge and skills used by                                                                   Entry requirements
                                                                                                                              appropriate subject. Your previous experience and
     digital narratives, for use on the World Wide Web.            ethical and malicious hackers. A specific aim of this                                                              An appropriate NC or NQ at SCQF Level 5/6 or one SQA
                                                                                                                              credentials may still qualify you for this course.
                                                                   unit is to enhance learners’ awareness of the potential                                                            Higher or equivalent preferably in an appropriate subject.
     Computing: Website Design and Development                                                                                Please arrange an appointment with a member
                                                                   threats from malicious hackers to individuals and                                                                  Your previous experience and credentials may still qualify
     A deeper look at the website design and                                                                                  of college staff to discuss your eligibility.
                                                                   organisations, and how ethical hacking can help identify                                                           you for this course. Please arrange an appointment with
     development process, with an emphasis on meeting              and mitigate these threats. Additionally, learners will                                                            a member of college staff to discuss your eligibility.
     client requirements, evaluation and testing.                  understand the legislation and ethics of hacking.

     Entry requirements                                            Entry requirements
     Although you require no formal qualifications you would       Although you require no formal qualifications,
     be expected to have a basic knowledge of HTML and/            you are expected to have a basic knowledge and                                                     Part Time                                1 Year           2 Years
     or have your own computer which has internet access.          understanding of social media and/or have your                    SCQF                                                    SCQF
                                                                                                                                                      2 Years         (evenings                                 Full              Part
                                                                   own computer which has internet access.                          Level 7                                                 Level 7
                                                                                                                                                                        only)                                   Time             Time

                                              Part Time                                                       Part Time
            SCQF                                                          SCQF                36
                              1 Year          (evenings                                                       (evenings
           Level 5                                                       Level 5             weeks
                                                only)                                                           only)

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HND Computer Science
                 UCAS Code 001I
                 Course content                                           Entry requirements
                 You will study individual project work involving         Two SQA Highers or equivalent.
                 engagement with local employers (there are no
                                                                          Direct entry into year 2 requires an HNC Computing,
                 formal work placements although opportunities for
                                                                          however other HNC computing related programmes
                 placements with IT employers may arise); object
                                                                          are also acceptable but may require you to carry
                 oriented programming; managing a web server; cloud
                                                                          out additional studies. Your previous experience
                 computing; computer forensics; ethical hacking; HCI
                                                                          and credentials may still qualify you for this course.
                 mobile technologies; relational database management
                                                                          Please arrange an appointment with a member
                 systems; advanced website design development
                                                                          of college staff to discuss your eligibility.
                 (delivering products suitable for e-commerce).

                                                                                 SCQF              2 Years           4 Years
                                                                                Level 8              Full             Part
                                                                                                    Time              Time

                 BSc (Hons) Computing: including                          MSc Web Technologies
                 Networking, Software and Interactive
                 Media streams - UCAS Code G400                           Course content
                                                                          The programme will have a core theme focused
                                                                          upon growing trends in the computing industry
                 Course content                                           where the emphasis is on utilising the web and
                 Year 3: (BSc) subjects mandatory in all streams
                 include: advanced databases, designing web
                                                                          web based technologies. Subjects include: data
                                                                          modelling and data analytics, advanced web
                                                                                                                                   By 2024, the tech sector is
                                                                                                                                   forecast to be the fastest
Computing

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Computing
                 based applications and a team project.                   programming, web services, understanding social
                 Subjects specific to each stream include:                media, mobile applications development.
                 BSc Computing (Networking): network and information                                                               developing sector in Scotland,
                                                                          Entry requirements
                 security, server technologies and cyber security.
                 BSc Computing (Software): mobile applications
                                                                          Honours degree with a minimum of 2:2 Classification.     growing more than twice as fast
                 development and software construction.                   Category A students in a STEM discipline with
                                                                          knowledge or experience of computing that goes
                                                                                                                                   as the economy overall (17.5%).
                 Optional modules available to all streams                beyond that of an end-user. These students wish to
                 include: artificial intelligence, cyber security         obtain core knowledge and skills in web developments
                 and mobile applications development.                     that they can apply to problems drawn from the
                                                                          subject discipline of their first degree, and to
                 Entry requirements                                       problems that are relevant to their chosen career.
                 To join year 3 directly you should have: an HND
                                                                          Category B students with a good Honours degree
                 in Computer Science, Computing (software
                                                                          (minimum of 2:2) in a discipline in a non-STEM
                 development), Computing (technical support),
                                                                          discipline which could include Business, Management,
                 Computing (networking), Information Technology
                                                                          Administration or Interactive Media. These students
                 or an equivalent qualification. If you don’t meet our
                                                                          wish to update, extend and deepen their knowledge
                 entry requirements, your previous experience and
                                                                          with a view to enhancing their career prospects
                 credentials may still qualify you for this course.
                                                                          or preparing for a programme of research.

                         SCQF               1 or 2             2 or 4                             1.5 Years          3 Years
                                                                                 SCQF
                         Level              Years               Years                                Full              Part
                                                                                Level 11
                         9/10             Full Time           Part Time                             Time              Time

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Management
 Today, successful people have a high level
 of expertise and knowledge, and employers
                                                          body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest
                                                          standards in management and leadership excellence.              Course Progression                                          Careers in Management may include:
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Clerical or Administrative Assistant
 expect staff to be qualified in a range                  You can combine work and study on our courses,                  in Management
 of core skills. If you want to get on                    demonstrating to employers your academic credentials                                                                        • Company Secretary
                                                                                                                          To find out more about our courses in Management,
                                                          and determination to be a professional manager.
 the fast track into management, Perth                                                                                    or to arrange a department visit, please contact:           • Customer Service Administrator
 College UHI has the right courses for you,               The specialised MBA programmes are designed to
                                                                                                                          Sara O’Hagan                                                • Legal Secretary
                                                          assist you to become a senior member of management
 whatever sector you plan to work in.                                                                                     Subject Leader - Management
                                                          staff. The MBA Executive is our core programme                                                                              • Management Consultant
                                                                                                                          01738 877537 or sara.o’hagan.perth@uhi.ac.uk
 Our Chartered Management Institute (CMI) courses mean    and there are also specialist pathways in Aviation,
 you will become a member of the chartered professional   Resilience and Environmental Management.                                                                                    • Office Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Personal or Executive Assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Project Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Recruitment Consultant
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Risk Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Secondary School Teacher -
                                                                                                                                                                                        Business Education

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CMI Level
                                                                                                                                                                                  MBA*                                      11 Strategic
                                                                                                                           MBA* Executive            MBA* Aviation            Environmental       MBA* Resilience          Management
 Manasi Santhakumar                                       Nuria Camps                                                                                                          Management                                 and Leadership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (SCQF)

 MBA Aviation                                             Lecturer - Business and Management
 I decided to come to Perth College UHI to make           Nuria joined Perth College UHI in 2017 and has been teaching    *Masters in Business Administration
 my dreams come true. After researching, I chose          on undergraduate and postgraduates programmes in
 University of the Highlands and Islands because          Business and Management since 2013. Nuria is passionate                                                                                    Pg Cert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CMI Level 8
 they have departments for the aviation study -           about teaching, and she combines her extensive work                                                                                       Resilience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Management
 which I felt would add more value to my future.          experience in international business with active teaching                                                                               Leadership and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Leadership
                                                          approaches to learning while utilising innovative approaches.                                                                            Management
 I chose this course as the aviation industry is                                                                                                                                                                             (SCQF)
 expanding, and there will be many opportunities          Besides having a wide range of business and management
 in this sector. Moreover, few people will have an        experience in industry, Nuria has an MSc in Oil and Gas
 MBA-Aviation, I felt proud to choose the course.         Management, a PG Cert in Teaching and Learning in HE with
 For anyone thinking about coming to college,             distinction, a PgDip HRM and a BA (Hons) in Psychology.
 I would recommend UHI as they support in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CMI Level 6
 shaping the future we want by providing many
                                                                                                                          Our Chartered Management Institute courses give you the                                          in First Line
 levels of courses in every department.
                                                                                                                          opportunity to become a member of the only chartered                                             Management
                                                                                                                          professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting                                                  (SCQF)
                                                                                                                          the highest standards in management and leadership.

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Information Key

                          The Scottish Credit and                   At Perth College UHI, we aim to make our programmes
                          Qualifications Framework                  as flexible as possible. In order to achieve this,
         SCQF             (SCQF) helps people of all ages           we have a range of flexible learning options.
        Level 5           and circumstances to access
                          the education and training that
                          is appropriate to them over
                          their lifetime. It can help you               Full                  Part
                                                                                                                   Online
                          plan your learning and develop                Time                  Time
                          progression routes to follow,
                          whatever your situation may be.

                          The length of your course will be         All courses will start in September 2020.
         1 Year
                          determined by which qualification         Some courses may offer a January start.
                          you are studying for, and whether         If this is of interest, please visit:
                          your course is full-time, or part-time.
                                                                    www.perth.uhi.ac.uk for further details.

     Masters in Business Administration                             Masters in Business Administration                           Masters in Business Administration                            Masters in Business Administration
     (MBA) - Executive                                              (MBA) - Aviation                                             (MBA) - Environmental Management                              (MBA) - ResilienceCourse content
     Course content                                                 Course content                                               Course content                                                Course content
     The programme is distinguished by its emphasis on              This pathway provides students considering a                 This pathway focuses on industry-specific                     This pathway provides an articulation route for those
     ethical and responsible leadership and management              management career in the aviation sector with                requirements for those considering or already                 who have already completed the Postgraduate
     and focuses on developing executive excellence for             the opportunity to study management and                      active in an environmental management career.                 Certificate Resilience Leadership and Management.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Management
     the global future. It builds on 4 underlying pillars and       leadership alongside specialist aviation modules.
                                                                                                                                 The programme consists of 5 core modules totalling            The programme consists of 4 core
     key values: ethical awareness; cultural readiness; future
                                                                    The course utilises the core modules of the MBA              140 credits and the choice of two optional modules.           modules totalling 120 credits
     readiness and identifying growth and opportunity.
                                                                    Executive and students will chose 2 options from
                                                                                                                                 Core modules are: responsible leadership and                  Core modules are: research for business, growth
     The programme consists of 5 core modules totalling             the following: operations management; supply
                                                                                                                                 management in the global environment; research for            and opportunity through innovation; change for
     140 credits and the choice of two optional modules.            chain management; aviation crisis and active
                                                                                                                                 business, growth and opportunity through innovation;          sustainable futures and a masters research project
     Core modules are: responsible leadership and                   safety management and airport infrastructure
                                                                                                                                 change for sustainable futures and a masters research         which must be on a topic specific to the field.
     management in the global environment; research for             and ground operations management. Students
                                                                                                                                 project which must focus on an topic specific to the field.
     business; growth and opportunity through innovation;           will also be required to complete the masters
                                                                                                                                 Optional modules include: sustainable land use and            Entry requirements
     change for sustainable futures and a masters research          research project within an aviation context.
                                                                                                                                 renewable energy; water management; sustainable               Students applying for this pathway must
     project. Optional modules, from which you pick any
                                                                                                                                 deer management and biodiversity management.                  have successfully completed the PgCert
     two, include: operations management; corporate and             Entry requirements                                                                                                         Resilience Leadership and Management.
     competitive strategy; supply chain management;                 Honours degree from a recognised university or
     accounting and reporting for decision makers;                  equivalent; or a professional qualification recognised       Entry requirements
     strategic marketing and understanding social media.            as equivalent to the above. Other qualifications will be     Honours degree from a recognised university or
                                                                    considered if accompanied by relevant professional           equivalent; or a professional qualification recognised
     Entry requirements                                             experience. It is desirable that you have work experience.   as equivalent to the above. Other qualifications will be
     Honours degree from a recognised university or                                                                              considered if accompanied by relevant professional
                                                                    An IELTS score of 6.5 or above if English is                 experience. It is desirable that you have work experience.
     equivalent; or a professional qualification recognised         not your first language.
     as equivalent to the above. Other qualifications will be                                                                    An IELTS score of 6.5 or above if English is
     considered if accompanied by relevant professional             After completing 3 modules you can exit with                 not your first language.
     experience. It is desirable that you have work experience.     Postgraduate Certificate (Pg Cert). After six modules
                                                                    you can exit with a Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip).           After completing 3 modules you can exit with
     An IELTS score of 6.5 or above if English is                                                                                Postgraduate Certificate (Pg Cert). After six modules
     not your first language.                                       You may be asked to undertake a short piece of               you can exit with a Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip).
                                                                    assessment work as part of the admissions process.
     After completing 3 modules you can exit with                                                                                You may be asked to undertake a short piece of
     Postgraduate Certificate (Pg Cert). After six modules                                                                       assessment work as part of the admissions process.
     you can exit with a Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip).
     You may be asked to undertake a short piece of
     assessment work as part of the admissions process.

            SCQF            18 months          30 months                   SCQF            15 months         30 months                  SCQF            15 months          30 months                  SCQF           15 months         30 months
           Level 11          Full Time         Part Time                  Level 11          Full Time        Part Time                 Level 11          Full Time         Part Time                 Level 11         Full Time        Part Time

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CMI Level 6 in First Line                                 CMI Level 8 Management                                    CMI Level 11 Strategic Management                          Postgraduate Certificate Resilience
                  Management (SCQF)                                         and Leadership (SCQF)                                     and Leadership (SCQF)                                      Leadership and Management
                  Course content                                            Course content                                            Course content                                             Course content
                  Our qualifications in First Line Management are           The qualifications in Management and Leadership           Developed for senior managers who have responsibility      It is acknowledged that the development of resilience
                  designed for supervisors and first line managers          are designed for middle managers and those                to translate organisational strategy into effective        within organisations is a key priority and a mainstream
                  who wish to build on and develop their existing           aspiring to senior management who want to                 performance, this qualification requires the manager       business function. It is critical that organisations are
                  management skills and knowledge. They give junior         develop key skills such as managing resources,            to focus on implementing the organisation’s strategy.      equipped to build resilience into every aspect of their
                  managers the communication and motivational               recruitment and information management.                                                                              operations ensuring their ability to function fully, meet
                                                                                                                                      This qualification is designed for directors and senior
                  skills to help improve efficiency. These qualifications                                                                                                                        stakeholder needs and maintain levels of service.
                                                                            The Level 8 qualifications in Management and              managers who have the authority and personal
                  are also suitable for individuals with management
                                                                            Leadership are designed for practising middle             inspiration to translate organisational strategy           Organisations face constant challenges from the
                  experience who wish to formalise their experience. The
                                                                            managers who wish to develop their core management        into effective performance and to focus on the             external and internal environment and need managers
                  programmes are available on a Part Time flexible basis.
                                                                            skills and practices. These qualifications focus on       requirements of their inter-organisational strategy. The   who are able to deal with this appropriately. This can be
                  Typical units at Level 6 include: improving team          the personal development of the individual learner’s      Strategic Management and Leadership qualifications         achieved by understanding the importance of resilience
                  performance; introduction to first line management        management capabilities and competencies.                 are available on a part-time and flexible basis.           while planning and executing suitable strategies. This
                  and meeting stakeholder needs.                            The Management and Leadership qualifications                                                                         course will provide those working within a resilience
                                                                                                                                      Typical units at Level 11 include: implementing
                                                                            are all available on a part-time flexible basis.                                                                     context a meaningful and contextual award as CPD.
                                                                                                                                      organisational change strategies; strategic
                  Award                                                     Typical units at Level 8 include: introduction to         information management and introduction to                 The aim of the programme is to expose learners to
                  Our Level 6 Award provides an introduction to the         management and leadership; personal development           strategic management and leadership.                       the concepts of resilience in a UK and wider context
                  skills, roles and responsibilities of this management     as a manager and leader and managing                                                                                 and enable a critical understanding of legislation as
                  area. It will also develop your basic knowledge by        team and individual performance.                          Award                                                      well as theoretical models and tools. Learners will
                  focusing on the development of specific management                                                                                                                             reflect on the tensions between planning to be crisis
                                                                                                                                      The Level 11 Award will build on the managerial skills
                  skills. You can tailor this course, and topics may
                                                                            Award                                                     and knowledge you already have and the various roles       prepared and the realities of managing an actual crisis.
                  include: personal development; meeting stakeholder                                                                                                                             Integrated emergency management philosophy is key
                                                                            Our Level 8 Award lets you strengthen and develop         and responsibilities involved in strategic management.
                  needs and developing strong working relationships.                                                                                                                             to managing resilience and this is explored in-depth
                                                                            your knowledge of middle management by focusing           You can tailor content of this course, and topics
                                                                            on specific management areas that are applicable to       may include: strategic performance management;             with learners able to apply this to their own context.
                  Certificate                                               your job. You can tailor content of this course, and      organisation direction and strategic planning.
                  A more extensive qualification, our Level 6                                                                                                                                    The programme also explores key theories of leadership
                                                                            topics may include: personal development; managing                                                                   and management allowing learners to reflect on their
                  Certificate gives you a broader knowledge of              information and recruitment and selection.                Certificate                                                own practice through different perspectives. A further
                  effective management skills while focusing on the
                                                                                                                                      A more extensive qualification, the Level 11 Certificate   key element of the programme is the module focusing
                  specific management areas appropriate to you
                                                                            Certificate                                               gives you a broader knowledge of effective                 upon managing cyber risk. This is designed to provide
                  and your workplace. You can tailor this course,
                                                                            A more extensive qualification, the Level 8 Certificate   management skills while focusing on the specific           managers with an understanding of this context and
Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Management
                  and topics may include: personal development;
                                                                            gives you a broader knowledge of middle management        management areas appropriate to you and your               deeper knowledge of how institutional cyber resilience
                  managing team dynamics; resource planning;
                                                                            skills while focusing on the specific leadership          workplace. Topics may include: strategic information       is improved using established communications,
                  managing information and maintaining quality.
                                                                            areas appropriate to you and your workplace.              management and financial management.                       leadership and management frameworks.
                                                                            Topics may include: performance management;
                  Diploma                                                   resource management and quality procedures.               Diploma
                  With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 6                                                                                                                               Entry requirements
                                                                                                                                      The Level 11 Diploma gives you all the key skills and      An honours degree at minimum 2:2 is required
                  Diploma gives you all the key skills and competencies
                                                                            Diploma                                                   competencies you’ll need to become an effective            but additionally a degree or equivalent at
                  you’ll need to become an effective first line manager.
                                                                            The Level 8 Diploma gives you all the key skills and      strategic manager. The Diploma is the benchmark            SCQF level 9 will be considered with relevant
                  Typical units include: resource planning; meeting
                                                                            competencies you’ll need to become an effective           qualification for full CMI membership, taking you          work experience (minimum 3 years).
                  stakeholder needs; being a leader; management
                                                                            middle manager. A Diploma in Management                   another step towards Chartered Manager status.
                  team dynamics and improving team performance.
                                                                            and Leadership is the benchmark qualification             Typical units: strategic performance management;
                                                                            for full CMI membership, taking you another               financial management; organisational direction;
                  Entry requirements                                        step towards Chartered Manager status.                    strategic marketing and human resource planning.
                  There are no formal entry requirements but                                                                                                                                                             Part time
                                                                                                                                                                                                        SCQF                                Part time
                  work experience is helpful.
                                                                            Extended Diploma                                          Extended Diploma                                                 Level 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (structured)       (un-structured)
                                                                            With a more comprehensive structure, the Level 8          With a more comprehensive structure, the Level 11                                  18 Months          2-3 Years
                                                 Award - 3 months           Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership             Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and
                                                                            develops you further. As with the Diploma, the            Leadership develops you further to give you all the
                      SCQF           Part        Certificate - 6 months     Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership             key skills and competencies you’ll need to become
                     Level 6         Time
                                                                            gives you full CMI membership and takes you another       an effective strategic manager. As with the Diploma,
                                                 Diploma - 1 year
                                                                            step closer towards Chartered Manager status.             the Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and
                                                                                                                                      Leadership gives you full CMI membership and takes you
                                                                            Entry requirements                                        another step closer towards Chartered Manager status.
                                                                            An SCQF Level 6 qualification or equivalent
                                                                            eg Scottish Highers.                                      Entry requirements
                                                                                                                                      An SCQF Level 9 qualification or equivalent
                                                                            Alternatively, relevant work experience will
                                                                                                                                      e.g. an ordinary degree. Alternatively a Level 8
                                                                            be considered on an individual basis.
                                                                                                                                      qualification, such as a HND or Diploma in Higher
                                                                                                                                      Education, with relevant work experience, will
                                                                                                                                      also be considered on an individual basis.
                                                                                                           Award - 3 months
                                                                                SCQF            Part       Certificate - 6 months
                                                                               Level 8          Time                                                                  Award - 3 months
                                                                                                           Diploma - 1 year               SCQF            Part        Certificate - 6 months
                                                                                                                                         Level 11         Time
                                                                                                                                                                      Diploma - 1 year

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