HND Administration & IT

HND Administration & IT


This qualification allows you to develop specialist IT skills, technical and administrative knowledge relevant to current practice; interpersonal skills relevant to an administrative role; personal effectiveness; communication and presentation techniques.  In the second year, you will develop project management, research and planning skills together with critical and evaluative thinking to prepare you for progression to degree courses and/or employment.

Also includes three Professional Development Awards:

• PDA in Information Technology in Business
• PDA in Office Administration
• PDA in Office Management and IT

 Core units
• Microsoft Office applications to advanced level: word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentations
• ICT in business
• Office management
• Office technologies
• Business communication
• Recording financial transactions
• Personal development planning
• Presentation Skills
• Developing the individual within a team
• 3 Graded units

Optional units
• Digital culture
• Visual communication: social media
• Project management
• Using financial accounting software
• payroll
• HR
• Communication in Spanish
• Customer care
• Marketing
• Hospital patient administration


• One relevant Higher plus 3 National 5 units or
• Relevant National Qualifications Group Award at SCQF level 5/6 or
• SVQ Business and Administration Level 2 or 3 or
• Equivalent qualification from other awarding bodies
• Students with relevant work experience will also be considered
• Successful performance at interview

Access to Year 2 typically requires 15 credits including all of the HNC Administration and IT mandatory units.


Year 3 of a Business, Management or IT related Degree programme


Employment in a senior administrative role in a number of sectors, including finance, health care, HR, hospitality, IT, marketing, retail and the public sector.