With the increased demand for Administrators/Office staff to update Social Media platforms and maintain company websites, this HNC course is perfect for those looking to enter the digital world of administration before progressing to the second year of the HND and then to year 3 of a University Degree course.
This course will start in August 2022.
- Direct entry to second year HND Administration and Information Technology if you achieve an A/B in graded unit 1
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
- A keen interest in the subject area
- 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
- Acceptance may depend on interview.
When applying for this course please begin your personal statement with the course name.
Course Type and Length Options
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years
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.
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
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 or those looking to change 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.
To specialise in this area, you’ll also learn about web design, digital culture, visual communication, social media for business and get the opportunity to undertake a work placement
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. You’ll also learn about web design, digital culture, visual communication, social media for business. 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.
What are The Interview Arrangements?
Group information session followed by one-to-one interview.