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Administration and Information Technology HND

(SCQF level 8)

Administration, Human Resources & Law, Faculty of Business

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Mode of Study


Start Date

27th Aug 2018, 2 years

27th Aug 2018, 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. This is a challenging course, where you'll develop specialist skills in IT, desktop publishing, communication, research and planning.

Your stimulating programme will be delivered by our highly professional teaching staff with significant experience in office administration and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students.

This course accepts year two direct entrants (you must have a completed HNC Administration, please see further information in direct entry section)

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7 (year 1) and Level 8 (year 2).  For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above in a relevant* subject; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience

* relevant academic subjects include English, Administration, Business Management, Economics, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Studies or a Science subject.

Additional selection requirements

You'll be invited to attend a group presentation and interview session.  The presentation will give you all of the information you need about the course, this will be followed on the same day by an individual interview where you can tell us why you are interested in this course and ask any specific questions related to your own application.

What you study

  • IT in Business Word Processing and Presentation Applications.
  • Spreadsheets.
  • Databases.
  • Office Admin.
  • Office Technologies.
  • Personal Development Planning.

You will also study various optional units.

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.


How the course is taught

A mixture of class lecturers, practical activities, group tasks and presentations.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    27th Aug 2018, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome