SCQF Level 4
Enterprise and Commerce

Course Overview

The main aim of the NPA at SCQF level 4 in administrative activities is to provide a practical and flexible introduction to the administrative sector. This will enable learners to acquire and develop skills and knowledge needed for further study or to access employment in administration as trainees or in junior roles.


This courses gives candidates an insight into Digital Business Administration skills, while also improving their English Language.


  • Enable candidates to consider the various options open to them and to make informed career choices for their future.
  • Prepare candidates for entry into further qualifications — in particular directly into SCQF level 5 Administration or SVQ Level 1 or 2. 
  • Provide candidates with specific administrative related knowledge and practical skills and the transferable skills demanded by employers.
  • Standardise provision at SCQF level 4.
  • Respond to Sector Skills Council and market demand for relevant skills development and qualifications at the non-advanced level.
  • Develop core and transferrable skill

What You Will Learn
  • Administrative Activities
  • Preparing Business Documents
  • It solutions for Administrators
  • Building own Employability Skills
  • Responsibilities of Employment
  • Dealing with work situations
  • English

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants will be considered on an individual basis
  • Relevant work experience
  • Support reference

English Proficiency Requirements
  • ILETS 4.0
How the course is assessed
  • Ongoing assessments
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
Interview required - English language test may be required
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • National Progression Award in Administration: Office Skills and Services (G9CF 45) at SCQF level 5
Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the NPA, it is envisaged that employment could be gained in the administration, business and commercial sector in one of the following job roles:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Junior/Receptionist
  • Clerical Assistant


Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 31/08/2020
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 18/06/2021
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