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Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
22 Aug 2022
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

This NQ Administration with Digital Technologies course gives you the opportunity to gain the essential skills required to work in a modern office environment. You will learn about the use of Microsoft Office and how to create spreadsheets, presentations and databases.

What will I learn?

  • Word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, email and the internet
  • Developing skills for employment
  • Communications in administration
  • Preparing management accounts
  • Digital technologies
  • Social media literacy
  • Administrative practices
  • Researching and preparing presentations
  • IT solutions for administrators
  • Management of people and finance
  • Administration and IT project (Level 5)
  • Administration and IT exam (Level 5)

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Three or more relevant National 4 level units or above (including English), or equivalent; OR
  • Relevant life and work experience will be considered
  • ESOL entry requirements - Applicants who first language is not English should have a minimum of ESOL National 5 or equivalent.

Entry requirement equivalency table

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

The College has employer links with a variety of organisations e.g. Bridge to Business who link us to a variety of entrepreneurs. As part of your course you may go on a trip to visit an organisation and/or guest speakers may be brought in. 

Jobs and further study

  • Business with Management, Advanced Business with Human Resource Management Level 6 
  • Level 6 Business and IT courses all campuses
  • HND Administration and IT
  • If you wish to progress to HND you should gain a high grade in your internal exam, pass all units as well as having an excellent academic reference
  • This course will prepare you for administration work in an office environment across a wide range of industries.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder if you do not hear from us).

  • Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be made an offer (unconditional/conditional) or re-levelled to an alternative course.
  • The academic staff may wish to contact you by phone if we feel that we need to speak to you to get more information on your application, qualifications or experience. 
  • Once an offer is received you must reply within 14 days or risk losing your place.
  • Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information, for example Student Funding, Joining Instructions and Induction Date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3267