Administration and Information Technology HND

UCAS code 75NG
Information line 01463 279190

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

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

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:

  • Communication: business communication
  • Digital technologies for administrators
  • Graded Unit 1: administration and information technology
  • IT in business - word processing and presentation applications
  • IT in business - spreadsheets
  • IT in business - databases
  • Office administration
  • Personal development planning
  • Recording financial transactions

Optional units may include:

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

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

Optional 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
  • Managing people and organistations
  • Marketing: an introduction
  • Medical terminology for administration staff
  • Payroll
  • Personal enterprise skills
  • Publishing on the internet
  • Research skills
  • Statistics for business
  • Using financial accounting software
  • Visual communications: social media
  • Work experience

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

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will mainly be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities, practical sessions and placements will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • 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)

Where can I study my course?

  • Argyll College UHI
  • Perth College UHI
  • West Highland College UHI - Full-time only

Start date

  • September

Fees

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)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per HN credit) £86 £86

Rest of UK students

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

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,720
Part-time (per HN credit) £448 £448

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 while 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)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £6,855 £7,020
Part-time (per HN credit) £457 £468

Part-time study is not open to international student requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Funding

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.

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