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’ll develop project management, research and planning skills together with critical and evaluative thinking to prepare you for progression to degree courses and/or employment.

Professional Development Awards are embedded in this course:

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

Core units include:
• Microsoft Office applications to advanced level: word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentations
• ICT in business
• Office management
• Office technologies
• Business communication
• Personal development planning
• Recording financial transactions
• Presentation Skills
• Developing the individual within a team
• 3 Graded Units (one in year 1, two in year 2)

Optional units may include:
• Digital culture
• Visual communication: social media
• Project management
• Using financial accounting software
• Payroll
• HR
• Marketing
• Introduction to conferences
• Communication in Spanish
• Customer care


• 1 relevant Higher plus 3 National 5 awards 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
• Applicants with relevant work experience will also be considered
• Successful performance at interview

Direct entry to year 2 requires 15 credits and should include all of the HNC Administration and IT mandatory units.


Direct entry to 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.