Administration & IT

Strong administration plays a fundamental role in the modern business world. Studying administration and IT will provide you with a transferable set of knowledge and skills that can be applied in all sectors and lead to a variety of job opportunities. Our courses cover topics such as accounts, business communication, management of people and medical terminology and will ensure you are fully equipped to progress to further study or employment.

Demie’s Story

After leaving school Demie Carr studied Beauty Therapy for three years at Dundee and Angus College.

“The college was the best platform for me between high school and university. I didn’t feel confident enough to go to university but I still wanted to continue with my education. The main thing the college gave me over the years was the encouragement to push myself and go beyond my comfort zone both in a personal and academic sense.”

Demie decided to change career path and studied HND Administration and IT at college then a BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management at Abertay University.

“In my time at university, I was presented with the Principal's Award for Employability, an award for outstanding academic performance and also represented the university at the Scottish Parliament."

Kerry’s Story

Kerry Lowe had spent more than 20 years working in the care sector but fancied a change of career. She applied for an NC course in Administration and IT at Dundee and Angus College then continued on to an HND in Administration and IT.

“I learned to use spreadsheets and databases alongwith best practice for running an office setting.”

Kerry was delighted to get the chance to go to Finland on an exchange programme to see how the education system works over there. She then did an Honours year at Abertay University studying Business Management.

"I can honestly say that without the support from D&A staff I wouldn’t be where I am today. They were influential in me continuing to university.”

Madalina’s Story

Madalina Ormenisan came to the UK from Romania and worked as an au pair to help improve her English language skills.

“I applied to study for an HNC in Events Management at Dundee and Angus College where I gained some work experience from the Events Executive Team at the Apex Hotel. I also had the chance to organise a Red Nose Day event within the Wellgate Shopping Centre which allowed us to come together as a class to arrange various small events to raise money for the charity.”

Madalina then studied for an HND in Administration and IT.

“The course focussed on learning how to use the Microsoft Office suite at an advanced level, how to manage people and organisations, basic finance and other related modules. I was offered the opportunity to do volunteering for the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee which helped boosting my employability skills."

Madalina then studied for a BA (Hons) in Business Management at Abertay University.

“This enabled me to further develop the skills and knowledge I learned in college. I was selected for the Saltire Scholar Internship Programme through which I had the opportunity to intern with GlaxoSmithKline, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.”

 

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