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Administration and Information Technology (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Administration, Human Resources & Law, Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course will provide you with a broad range of office-based skills and knowledge required for a career in office administration. You'll develop specialist skills in IT, desktop publishing, communication, research and planning.

The course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

Year two entry:

  • Successful completion of HNC Administration and Information Technology group award with a minimum of 13 credits.
  • The exception to this would be students who've only had the opportunity to study 12 credits as a part-time student.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in the subject.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

You'll study:

  • Office management.
  • ICT in business.
  • Developing the individual within a team.
  • Core IT units - advanced word processing, advanced spreadsheets, advanced databases, presentation skills.

There are two graded units within the course, one project-based and one exam based.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career as a Personal Assistant or Administrator in both the public and private sector. The HND can provide progression into employment in a general administrative role within small to medium enterprises. It'll also provide opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge required for more specialist posts demanded by larger organisations.

The qualification will allow you to develop:

  • Technical and administrative knowledge relevant to current practice
  • Interpersonal skills relevant to an administrative role
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Communication
  • Presentation techniques

Continuing Study

Successful students can progress on to:

  • Direct entry to third year of Business/Management, Technology and Enterprise courses which articulate directly from HND Administration and Information Technology.
  • Entry to year one and year two of a range of degrees in other disciplines.
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome