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Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 year (August to June)

This HNC Administration and IT with PDA in Medical Administration course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to apply for promoted administrative posts within the NHS as well as a modern office environment. The course incorporates the HNC Administration and Information Technology as well as a Professional Development Award (PDA) in Medical Administration which has been designed in consultation with the NHS and is mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. Completing this course will allow you to progress to the HND Administration and Information Technology Year 2 programme as well as a range of courses at university.

What will I learn?

  • General practice medical administration
  • Hospital patient administration
  • Medical terminology for administration staff
  • IT (word processing, databases, spreadsheets, presentation applications)
  • Office administration
  • Digital technologies for administrators
  • Personal development planning
  • Financial accounting
  • Communication
  • Work Placement (medical)
  • Graded unit exam.

If you wish to study this course on a part-time basis please indicate this clearly at the start of the Personal Statement section of the application form.

Entry requirements (minimum)

One Higher pass at band A-C in a relevant * academic subject and a selection of National 5 units or equivalent or 

* Relevant academic subjects include Art, English, Administration, Business Management, Economics, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Studies, Physical Education or a Science subject. 

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 School of Business and Finance believes that strong links with industry are crucial in order to prepare you further for your chosen career. To that effect, there are familiarisation, interviewing, mentoring, shadowing and placement opportunities with a number of large organisations. Representatives of these organisations may also come into college to deliver presentations and workshops.

Jobs and further study

Take a look at the course progression map for business and finance courses.

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?

When you apply
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder).

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be:

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional)
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.

You will be informed of the outcome of your application by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following:

  1. Unconditional offer of a place– you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place.
  2. Conditional offer of a place– your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.
  3. Waiting list– you have met all entry requirements, however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options.
  4. Reserve list – you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve listand your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options.
  5. Unsuccessful – You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date. This will normally be sent out in May or June depending on application date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 3777