Information Technology in Business PDA

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What is special about this course?

The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Information Technology in Business at SCQF level 7 delivers the skills and knowledge needed for a range of administrative roles. It has particular emphasis on the use of IT within a business environment.

Special features

  • This course will enable you to develop technical and administrative knowledge relevant to current administrative practice.
  • You will develop skills and knowledge of word processing and presentation packages to aid business communication.
  • You will develop an understanding of database management software and the application of databases to aid business decision making.
  • This course will allow you to develop an understanding of spreadsheets and their use in providing solutions to business problems and to develop skills using technology in an administration role and prepare candidates for employment in an administration role.

Entry requirements

  • For information on entry requirements of this course please contact the college at which this course is available.

Access routes

SVQ Business and Administration

Year 1 - PDA

A range of skills will be covered using Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time (Structured)
  • Distance learning

For information on how you will study this course please contact the campus you wish to study with.

How long will my course last?

  • Part Time  - up to one year

Start date

  • September
  • January
  • Other start dates may be available in some locations. For information on other start dates, and how to apply for them, please contact the campus where you wish to study.

How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you might like to consider applying for office-related jobs.

Can I progress into further study?

You can progress on to our HNC Information Technology or HNC Business courses.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Information Technology in Business PDA

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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