• August
  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time Day
  • Administration and IT
  • HNC (SCQF Level 7)


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Intro to the course:

With a continued demand for staff with advanced administration and IT skills, and an average annual salary in Scotland of over £28,000 for an office manager, and specialist administrators earning over £23,000 a year, there are good opportunities for those wanting to enter the profession. 

With a demand for those with Administration and IT skills, the HNC course is perfect for those looking to enter the business world or progress to the second year of the HND before progressing to year 3 of a University Degree course.

HNC (SCQF Level 7)

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Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to develop a career in IT or administration. It will suit school leavers, adult returners, those looking to change/progress in their career or take their first steps into the industry.

What will I study?

You'll learn various business subjects and about the business environment. Subjects include Microsoft Office software applications, office Administration, marketing, HR, social media for business, web design, digital technologies. You'll learn through work placement, groupwork, lectures, industry visits and guest speakers.

How will I be assessed?

Ongoing assessment through a range of practical activities, candidate folios, self-evaluation, planning and review using secure SQA assessment support packs. End-of-term closed-book graded unit assessment.

Why should I choose this course?

This course will prepare you for various opportunities in the business, administration and IT sector. You'll learn about databases, spreadsheets, human resources, marketing, communication and administrative functions. Y

You'll be taught by people with extensive experience of the industry, and get the chance to go on industry visits and learn from guest speakers.

Where can this course lead?

This course could lead to employment in a senior administrative role in sectors, including finance, healthcare, HR, hospitality, IT, marketing, retail and in the public sector.

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: - 1 Higher plus 3 National 5 awards - Relevant group of SQA National Qualifications at SCQF level 5/6 - Foundation apprenticeship in a relevant subject - Equivalent recognised qualification - Relevant current work experience - if English is not your first language, ESOL at an appropriate level or IELTS or equivalent with an entry score of 5.5 or above

What are the interview arrangements?

Group information session followed by one-to-one interview.

Other information:

The HNC course also includes two Professional Development Awards: PDA in Information Technology in Business PDA in Office Administration Graduates of the HNC and HND Administration & Information Technology are eligible for Member grade membership of the Institute of Administrative Management (MInstAM). For more information see www.instam.org

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