Administration with Business NC

What is special about this course?

Would you like to improve your administration skills and find out more about what it's really like to work in a business environment?

This practical course will help you to develop a wide range of IT and administrative skills necessary for future employment in the business, retail, reception, hospitality and public sector areas.

Core Skills are an integral part of the course and you will study Numeracy and  Communication. These will be closely tied in with the other units you are studying and will enable you to move on with confidence to your next educational step or place of employment.

Entry requirements

You should have at least 3 Standard Grades at credit/general level / 3 National 4s or above / equivalent combination of both.

If you don't meet our entry requirements, your previous experience may still qualify you for this course. Mature students will be considered on merit. All candidates will attend an interview.

This qualification is accredited at SCQF level 5.

  • IT Applications: Spreadsheets; Databases; Desk Top Publishing; Presentation Software and Word Processing.
  • Social Software: Chat; Facebook; Discussion Forums and Their Applications in the Business Environment
  • Office Based Duties: Reception; Processing of Business Documents; Organising Events; Central Services; Introduction to Human Resources.
  • Personal Development: Managing Time and Resources Effectively.
  • Core Skills Numeracy and Communication.
  • 1 Week Work Experience

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

How long will my course last?

34 Week

You will study 21 hours (3 days) per week throughout the academic year.

Where can I study my course?

  • Auchtertyre
  • Broadford
  • Fort William
  • Gairloch
  • Kilchoan
  • Kinlochleven
  • Mallaig
  • Portree
  • Strontian
  • Ullapool

Start date

September

How much will my course cost?

Most students have their course fees paid as this is a full time course. Please contact your local college learning centre or Student Services for more information.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.

If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, these costs will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.

If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to EMA or not. However you must apply for EMA even if you know that you’re not entitled to EMA.

If in any doubt or if you want detailed information, please call student services on 01397 874321.

What funding can I apply for?

Students may qualify for bursary funding.

Further information on course fees & funding can be found here

What can I do on completion of my course?

This qualification could be your start to a successful career in many business sectors, as well as providing a good platform to continue onto further study both here and further afield. At WHC UHI we have several progression routes for you to consider including HNC Administration and Information Technology and HNC Business, both of which are networked and can be studied from any of our college centres.

Is there more information available online?

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at West Highland College UHI. West Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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