Looking for a career in Administration? This course will provide you with a range of advanced skills and understanding required to work in a modern office environment. It covers a range of specialisms which provide the specific knowledge and skills required for this dynamic sector, allowing you to develop your administration skills whilst learning new skills to enhance your career opportunities.

Successful completion of this course will put you in a stronger position to progress to the next stage of your career or on to Higher National level study.

  • One year full-time
  • Part-time options are available

You will study a range of subjects including:

  • Microsoft Office applications (Databases, Excel, Powerpoint and Word)
  • Administration theory and practice
  • Human resources: administration
  • Administrative services
  • Business formation
  • Desktop publishing
  • Recording accounting transactions

You will also have the opportunity to select specialisms in areas such as:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Legal services

One of the following:

  • One National 5 at C or above plus three other relevant National 5s
  • Intermediate Certificate: Business Enterprise with a minimum of 12 SQA units
  • Another relevant course at SCQF Level 5
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • HNC: Administration and Information Technology SCQF Level 7
  • HND: Administration and Information Technology SCQF Level 8
  • HNC: Legal Services SCQF Level 7
  • HND: Legal Services SCQF Level 8
  • HNC: Business SCQF Level 7
  • HND: Business SCQF Level 8
  • HNC: Accounting SCQF Level 7
  • HND: Accounting SCQF Level 8
  • HNC: Events SCQF Level 7
  • HND: Events Management SCQF Level 8

Upon successful completion, you could look for opportunities in the business sector, including:

  • Accounts assistant
  • Payroll assistant
  • Human resource assistant
  • Administrative assistant
  • Legal assistant
  • Office administrator
  • Sales assistant
  • Sales supervisor
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise