Office Administration PDA

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What is special about this course?

This professional development award is aimed at those working in an office administration role and aims to further develop knowledge and experience gained from the workplace.

This award will help you to develop technical and administrative knowledge relevant to current administrative practice, develop personal effectiveness skill and customer care skills. You will also improve your communication and presentation techniques using IT and develop an awareness of legal and regulatory requirements in an administration environment.

You can go on to complete other PDAs and work towards HNC Administration and Information Technology.

Special features

  • You will develop technical and administrative knowledge relevant to current administrative practice
  • You will also develop personal effectiveness, customer care skills, communication and presentation techniques, interpersonal skills all relevant to an administrative role
  • This course will also allow you to develop an awareness of issues such as current legal and regulatory requirements relating to an administration environment.

Entry requirements

  • Generally entry is open to any applicant who can demonstrate, by formal qualification or experience, a reasonable expectation of successfully completing the award. It would be beneficial for students to be competent in communication and IT skills to SCQF level 5 and possess good personal and interpersonal skills.

Access routes

  • NC Administration
  • NC Business
  • For information on other access routes please contact the college at which you wish to study.

Year 1 - PDA

  • Office Administration
  • Office Technologies Communication - Analysing and Presenting Complex Communication
  • Developing Skills for Personal Effectiveness

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time attendance
  • Part Time distance (Perth College UHI and Shetland College UHI)

This course is offered by blended learning allowing the student the flexibility of college attendance and home study to fit round work and life commitments.

How long will my course last?

  • Part Time

Start date

  • September
  • January

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?

The PDA in Office Administration will prepare candidates for employment in administrative roles within a wide range of public and private sector organisations. The type of positions, which may be taken up by candidates within the business and administrative environments include:

  • Receptionists
  • Secretaries
  • Virtual Assistants
  • General Administrators

Can I progress into further study?

Is there more information available online?

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

Apply for Office Administration 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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