This course reflects the increasingly important role and function that administration, digital and information technologies play in today’s business environment. It will equip you with the Essential Skills and knowledge you require to play a key role in any modern business environment.

In addition to giving you excellent career opportunities in all sectors, on successful completion you may also progress to HND and then to degree level study at Fife College.

  • Personal effectiveness, organisation, perseverance and resilience
  • Self-motivation, self-direction and independent learners
  • One or two year options available
  • Word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation skills
  • Digital technologies for administrators
  • Office administration
  • Business communication
  • Recording financial transactions
  • Creating a culture of customer care
  • Marketing
  • Personal development planning
  • At least one relevant Higher at level C or above plus four National 5s at Grade C or above in relevant subjects (e.g. Business, English, Modern Studies, English, History, Admin & IT, Religious, Moral & Philosophical Studies,  Computing, Geography, Maths or Science based subjects)


  • Advanced Certificate: Business Enterprise (with Administration , Accounting or Legal Services) to include 12 SQA units at SCQF Level 5 or above, including one at SCQF Level 7


  • Advanced Certificate: Tourism, Events and Business(to include 12 SQA units at SCQF Level 6 or above, including one at SCQF Level 7)
  • Year 2 of HND: Administration and Information Technology SCQF Level
  • It is possible to progress on to a degree at university from this course - see our HE and Degree Pathways guide for more information
  • Administrative assistant
  • Administrator
  • Clerical assistant
  • Personal assistant
  • Executive assistant
  • HR administrator
  • Organisation administrator
  • Contact centre administrator
  • Customer service administrator