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Enterprise and Commerce

Administration and IT HNC

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

This course prepares you with the skills and knowledge required to work in Administration roles within a modern office environment. You will develop your IT skills using Microsoft Office packages such as Teams, Sway, Word, Excel and Access. You will develop the Meta skills required by all employers. 

For those whose first language is not English, you will study Business English - preparing you for further study.

Throughout the course you will develop:

  • technical and administrative knowledge relevant to current administrative practice
  • personal effectiveness
  • communication and presentation techniques
  • awareness of professional issues such as legal, data management and ethical considerations
  • interpersonal skills relevant to an administrative role
  • study and research skills

What you will learn

You will develop ICT skills relevant to a modern office environment as well as becoming with familiar with the administrative requirements of an organisation. Subjects include

  • IT in Business: Word Processing and Presentation Applications
  • IT in Business: Spreadsheets
  • IT in Business: Databases
  • Digital Technologies for Administrators
  • Recording Financial Transactions
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Communication: Business Communication
  • Administration and Information Technology: Graded Unit 1
  • Business English (for students whos first langauge is not English)

Meta Skills Developed:

  • Integrity
  • Adapting
  • Initiative
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Curiosity
  • Critical thinking

How the course is assessed

  • Ongoing - throughout the course
  • Administration Graded Unit has end-of-unit closed book assessment

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

  • Minimum of Two relevant Highers at Grade C or above PLUS a minimum of four National 5s at Grade C or above in relevant subjects, these must include English or Maths (equivalent) and IT based subjects; other subjects may include Business related subjects,  Social and Science based subjects; OR
  • Any relevant National Certificate Group Award at SCQF level 5 or 6; OR
  • SVQ Business Administration Level 3.; OR
  • Any relevant level 6 Medical Administration qualification

Candidates will be considered on an individual basis

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You will be required to attend a group and/or individual information session
  • Skills check, this is to ensure you are on the right courses
  • We will provide you with further information on the course during the information session

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HND Administration & IT
  • Units within the HNC have been mapped to the Institute of Health Record and Information Management (IHRIM) Certificate.  Further information on the IHRIM qualification is available from the IHRIM website: www.ihrim.co.uk
  • More information on progression routes can be found on the Pathways website

Career options

  • Virtual Assistant
  • Junior Personal Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Receptionist 

 

 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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