Office Management and Information Technology PDA

Course code N2G5

What is special about this course?

Build on the knowledge and skills you get from the HNC Administration and Information Technology and go on to get a formal award while doing only the core units you want from the HND.

Special features

  • If you are already in a working environment but don't want to commit yourself to long-term, part-time study, you can study this course over a year or less
  • The PDA aims to provide a continuous professional development route to take your management and IT skills to a more senior or professional level and provide you with more in-depth technical skills and knowledge
  • You will study part time which means that you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments

Entry requirements

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above
  • A group of relevant NQ Modules including Communication Intermediate 2
  • Relevant previous experience HNC in Administration or Business
  • You may be required to attend an interview

Access routes

Year 1 - PDA

6 mandatory units with 56 SCQF credit points:

  • IT in business - advanced word processing
  • IT in business - advanced spreadsheets
  • IT in business - advanced databases
  • Office management
  • Information and communication technology in business
  • Developing the individual within a team

How will I study my course?

  • Part-time (structured)
  • You will study by way of video-conference lectures and tutorials, plus online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors

How long will my course last?

  • Part-time (structured): 18 months

Where can I study my course?

  • North, West and Hebrides

Start date

  • September
  • January


For information on costs for this course please contact the campus where you wish to study.


External scholarships and financial support, such as an Individual Training Account, may be available. Please contact the relevant UHI partner college for more information.

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Apply for Office Management and Information Technology PDA

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2024 or Jan/Feb 2025

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