Administration & Information Technology SCQF Level 8

For those who wish to build on their existing administration skills and further develop their technical and interpersonal skills.


Why take this course?

Businesses rely upon those who have a thorough knowledge and understanding of administrative processes. This advanced level course will build on your existing skills, ensuring that you can effectively manage and operate information technology and administrative duties within an office environment. The in-depth course content means you will be thoroughly prepared for further study or direct entry into the workplace.

What you will experience

The course focuses on topics which are critical to operations within an office environment. These include practical skills in advanced word processing and using spreadsheets/databases, as well as interpersonal skills such as management, communication and presenting complex information.

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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.

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

At University

You can progress to university upon successful completion of this course. Please see below for your options. Full information is available in the course specification PDF.


Employment opportunities are available in administrative positions across a wide range of industries. Prior work experience will strengthen your application for this type of work. Many go on to secure work in roles such as:

  • Administrator
  • 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


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