HNC Administration and IT

Level: SCQF Level 7
Campus: Arbroath
Days: TBC
Start Date: August 2017
End Date: May 2019

Course Description
Appropriate for candidates who have an interest in a career in administration at any level and wish to specialise in areas such as business, medical and finance. The HND in Administration and Information Technology develops further the skills and knowledge necessary for candidates who seek positions of greater responsibility within the administration function and/or further academic study.


  • IT in Business: Word Processing and Presentation Applications
  • IT in Business: Spreadsheets
  • IT in Business: Databases
  • Office Administration
  • Office Technologies
  • Communication:  Business Communication
  • Recording Financial Transactions
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Administration and Information Technology: Graded Unit 1
  • Creating a Culture of Customer Care
  • SAGE

Progression Pathways
Internally within D&A College 
A further 3 optional credits would be required to be studied to ensure the student has a total of 15 credits to progress to HND Administration & IT.  (It is only possible to fit the minimum of 12 credits required to obtain an HNC into a part-time programme).  The 3 additional credits could be studied distance learning if required.

Externally with Partner Universities
This is currently under review.

Assessment Method
The majority of the assessments are open book and can be worked on in class or outwith.  There are a few which are required to be undertaken under controlled conditions and closed book.
The Graded Unit is set as an actual exam usually timetabled for the last week in April (of the second year of study) and is closed book and held under exam conditions.

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