Information Technology and Audio NPA

What is special about this course?

This course allows candidates to learn the basic IT and Audio skills required in business at their own pace, from the comfort of their own homes, with lecturer support available throughout.

You will learn essential skills for employment and further study. This course is ideal for:

  • Employers who wish their employees to obtain short Continuing Professional Development courses
  • Mature candidates who may have been out of education for a long period
  • Candidates whose first language is not English
  • Candidates who are currently employed and wish to gain a formal qualification
  • Candidates that are looking to upskill for the workplace
  • Candidates who wish to learn essential skills in order to work from home

Entry requirements

There are no specific recommended entry requirements for this award, although candidates must demonstrate that they are suited to remote independent learning. Entry is at the discretion of the College and all candidates will be invited to attend a short interview prior to being offered a place on the course.

During this short course, you will study the following units:

  • IT Solutions for Administrators
  • Word Processing
  • Audio: An Introduction

Principal aims are to:

  • Give candidates a strong foundation in IT
  • Enable candidates to consider the various options open to them and to make informed career choices for their future
  • Provide candidates with relevant core skills for ICT and administrative related occupations and for further study in administration
  • Provide candidates with an introduction to audio
  • Encourage learners to take charge of their own learning and development


Internet connection and a suitable device with headphones, microphone and camera (minimum spec) is required. Please email us if you have any concerns about connectivity or equipment.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Online

Students will have access to online learning resources over the full academic year, to work through at their own pace. Tutor support will be available on email and by appointment. Students will work to assessment deadlines set by their tutor and have access to a flexible learning environment.

How long will my course last?

28 Weeks

How will I be assessed?

    All assessments will be accessed online and submitted through our virtual classroom.

Where can I study my course?

    Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.

Start date



This course costs £200


This course is currently approved for Individual Training Account (ITA) funding from Skills Development Scotland but this may be subject to change. For up to date information and to find out if you're eligible please contact



What can I do on completion of my course?

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Apply for Information Technology and Audio NPA

I want to start in 2023/24

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI West Highland 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.