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Enterprise and Commerce

Administration with Data Skills NPA (DDI Funded)

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Jan 2022

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Course overview

This course is free to study as it is fully funded by The Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) Skills Gateway. A project which forms part of the Edinburgh and South East City Deal.

Delivery of this course will be through a blended learning approach through interactive, lecturer led sessions on Microsoft Teams and resources on our Moodle page and possibly in college sessions. 

This short course is ideal for people seeking employment and looking to add Data Skills to their current job profile skill set. It has been designed for those looking to begin a career in Administration and acquire the Data Skills needed to work in today's busy office environment or to complement those with transferrable experience from other industries.

Successful completion of the course could allow the learner to achieve NPA Data Science at SCQF Level 4 together with NPA Administrative Activities.

What you will learn

  • Administrative Activities
  • IT Solutions for administrators
  • Preparing Business Documents
  • Preparing for employment first steps
  • Building own employability skills
  • Responsibilities for employment
  • Data Science
  • Data Citizenship

How the course is assessed

  • Ongoing assessment

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

This course is open for all to apply, no previous experience with administration or data Skills is required. Although we recommend that applicants have achieved the minimum qualifications listed below.

It is recommended applicants have:

  • Achieved two National 4 qualifications* preferably in a subject using numeracy and communication skills, or 
  • Some computational and numerical skills either through qualification or experience

We will assess candidates on an individual basis and may ask you to undertake a screening activity to further assess your entry for this course.

National 4 is an equivalent qualification to General Standard Grade

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • No interview required

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5 or above

Progression and Articulation Routes

You can progress onto further Edinburgh College courses:

  • SCQF Level 5 courses relevant courses within the Enterprise and Commerce Department

Career options

  • For those starting their career, this is a gateway qualification to study at a higher level at college
  • For those with previous work experience, this qualification provides a great addition to your CV and enhances applicants digital skills

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 24/01/22 20 Weeks

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