Administration and Information Technology HND

UCAS code 75NG
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

What is special about this course?

Businesses and other organisations rely upon people with good skills in administration and information technology.

This more advanced course can help your career by providing you with the high level of practical and problem solving skills you need to improve your job prospects.

Special features

  • You will acquire advanced IT skills in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, database and desktop publishing
  • You will also benefit from the study of generic business skills such as managing change and developing teams
  • Completion of this course may provide credit towards a number of professional qualifications including Institute of Qualified Private Secretaries, Institute of Administrative Management and Association of Secretaries
  • You can study full time or part time to suit your personal and professional circumstances

Entry requirements

  • 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above, preferably English and Maths or
  • 2 A Levels at grade D or above, preferably English and Maths
  • Direct entry to year 2 may be possible with an HNC Administration and Information Technology
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • IT in business - word processing and presentation applications
  • IT in business - spreadsheets
  • IT in business - databases
  • Office administration
  • Office technologies
  • Recording financial transactions
  • Personal development planning 
  • Communication: business communication
  • Graded Unit I: administration and information technology

Option units may be available in:

  • Creating a culture of customer care
  • Using financial accounting software
  • IT in business - word processing, spreadsheets and databases: an introduction
  • Personal enterprise skills
  • Human resource management: an introduction
  • Marketing: an introduction
  • Administrative procedures
  • Medical terminology for administration staff
  • Getting started in business
  • Work experience
  • Presentation skills
  • Research skills
  • Payroll
  • Visual communication: social media
  • Managing people and organistations
  • Human resource management: core activities

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

Year 2 - HND

Mandatory units are:

  • Communication: business communication
  • Developing the individual within a team
  • Graded Unit I: administration and information technology
  • Graded Unit II: administration and information technology
  • Graded Unit III: administration and information technology
  • Information and communication technology in business
  • IT in business - databases, advanced databases
  • IT in business - spreadsheets, advanced spreadsheets
  • IT in business - word processing, presentation applications, advanced word processing
  • Office administration, technologies and management
  • Presentation skills
  • Personal development planning
  • Recording financial transactions

Option units may include:

  • Administrative procedures
  • Behavioural skills for business
  • Business contractual relationships
  • Business culture and strategy
  • Business law: an introduction
  • Creating a culture of customer care
  • Economic issues: an introduction
  • Getting started in business
  • Hospital patient administration
  • Human resource management: an introduction
  • Human resource management: core activities
  • IT in business - word processing, spreadsheets and databases: an introduction
  • Marketing: an introduction
  • Medical terminology for administration staff
  • Payroll
  • Personal enterprise skills
  • Publishing on the internet
  • Research skills
  • Using financial accounting software
  • Work experience
  • Visual communications: social media
  • Managing people and organistations
  • Statistics for business

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

How will I study my course?

  • Full time
  • Part time (structured)
  • Part time (unstructured)

You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom

How long will my course last?

  • Full time: 2 years (HNC + HND)
  • Part time: 4 years (HNC + HND)

Start date

  • September
  • January (Lews Castle College UHI only)

How much will my course cost?

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17
Full-time per year
£1,285
Part-time (per HN unit) £86

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17
Full-time per year £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit) £434

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17
Full-time per year £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit)** £434

 **There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of your course you will be qualified for employment at senior level in office administration, supervisory level administration, or as a personal assistant or secretary.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Administration and Information Technology HND

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2017 or Aug/Sep 2017 or Jan/Feb 2018

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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