Course Outline:

Business and administrative skills required for progression to a higher-level course or employment. You’ll learn about finance, marketing, human resources, office technologies and customer care plus skills in administration, communication and ICT.

This course will start in August 2022.

Education Progression:

Direct entry to HNC courses including:

  • Administration and IT
  • Business
  • Human Resource Management

Entry Requirements:

One or more of the following:

  • ICT, Numeracy and Communication at National 4 plus a further relevant National 4 award
  • Equivalent recognised qualification
  • Relevant work experience
  • Acceptance may depend on interview.

Course Type and Length Options

Mode Length
Full-time 1 year

Career Progression:

This course prepares you for higher studies in administration, business and human resource management, and junior roles in business, events, finance, healthcare, HR, hospitality, IT, marketing, retail, and the voluntary and public sectors.

Other Information:

On successful completion of this course you will achieve an NC in Business, NPA in Office Skills and NPA in Business and Marketing.

Who is the Course For?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to develop their career in the admin or IT sectors. 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 gain skills in using spreadsheets, databases, word-processing, accounts, law, office skills and communication. You’ll learn through 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.

Why Should I Choose This Course?

This course is a direct route to HNC courses in administration, business or human resource management.

What are The Interview Arrangements?

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