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.
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
This course is available in all of our college centres using blended learning: a combination of video conferencing and virtual learning environments. Our experienced college centre staff will support you.
How long will my course last?
You will study 21 hours (3 days) per week throughout the academic year.
Where can I study my course?
- Fort William
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.
Students may qualify for bursary funding.
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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