Administration & Information Technology SCQF Level 7

Helping those pursuing a career in administration to acquire vital administrative, technical and interpersonal skills.


Why take this course?

This course is aimed at those who wish to build a career in administration and will help you to acquire vital administrative, technical and interpersonal skills.

Upon course completion you will be well-equipped to progress toward further study at college or university, or progress towards employment as an administrator, office supervisor/manager or personal assistant.

What you will experience

The course covers important topics such as office technologies, Spreadsheets, PowerPoint, Word, Database, human resources, business law and more, providing you with a well-rounded knowledge and understanding of life in an administrative role.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a Higher pass, preferably in Administration, Business or English. Any skills or experience relating to administration are also an advantage.

A Foundation Apprenticeship in any subject area will be considered equivalent as one unrelated Higher for entry to this course. A Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills will be considered as equivalent of two Highers for entry to this course – no further Higher qualifications will be required. A Foundation Apprenticeship in Accounting will be considered equivalent to a subject related Higher. The additional Higher required for entry does not require to be subject related.

Alternatively, applicants should have successfully completed the NCGA Business course.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course at North East Scotland College: 

At University

If you complete all 30 credits (15 at HNC level, followed by 15 at HND level), you may then want to consider applying to study a university degree. Depending on the university, you could enter into year 3 of a related course.


Employment opportunities are common in administrative positions across a wide range of industries. Many go on to secure work in roles such as:

  • Administrator
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Office Manager
  • Office Supervisor
  • Personal Assistant
  • Trainee Manager

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.