HND Administration and Information Technology


    Course Title: HND Administration and Information Technology

    Group Award Code: GM0Y 16

    SCQF Level: 8

    Credit Value: 15

    SCQF Points: 120

    Duration: 1 Year

    Modes of Study: Full Time – Part Time – Distance Learning

    Sessions: Jan & Aug


    The HND Administration and Information Technology provide the skills and knowledge necessitated in a modern administrative working environment. This HND course is intended at preparing students with a wide variety of skills, letting you to work in fundamentally any small to medium enterprise. This course will specialised you with a broad range of office-based skills and knowledge required for a career in office administration.

    This course will introduce you to IT, desktop publishing, communication, research and planning, the learners will also gain an understanding of IT skills, technical and administrative knowledge relevant to current practice, communication, team projects, world economy, presentation techniques and financial software.

    This course cultivates a pre-emptive role within the administration structure of small to medium enterprise along with the information skills required for the latest workplace.

    This advanced level HND course will construct your existing skills, ensuring that you can efficiently manage and initiate information technology and administrative duties within an office environment.

    The HND Admin & Information Technology from ITPT offers a range of broad based IT administration & support modules including modules that covers the element of MOS Office Applications (expert).these can be mastered by completing the HND.


    Target Audience

    Learners are likely to come from the following target groups:

    • School leavers
    • Adult returners to education
    • Those in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects


    How & who will be teaching the course?

    This inspiring, learner dedicated HND Programme will be delivered to students by our highly professional teaching staff with significant office administration experience. All of them has got MSc and accredited certifications from vendor’s neutrals such as Microsoft.

    There will be a mixture of class lecturers, Labs, group projects and presentations.


    What will you study?

    Students will study a selection of appropriate units designed to develop student’s skills and competencies to enable further study in HND Administration & Information Technology or 3rd year in Degree Programme.

    • IT in Business: MOS: Advanced Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Database, Presentations
    • Office Management
    • Presentation Skills
    • Developing the individual within a Team
    • Information & Communication Technology in Business
    • Using Financial Software
    • Desktop Publishing
    • Business Accounting
    • The World Economy


    Entry Requirements

    Minimum Entry Requirements: 

    • HNC Administration in Information Technology (Direct Entrant)
    • One or Two Highers in a relevant academic subject OR
    • Two Higher passes at band A-C, OR
    • NC/Q (level 5 or above) in Administration, Business or Accounting
    • Any relevant National Certificate Group Award at SCQF level 7 OR
    • SVQ Business and Administration at SCQF level 7 OR
    • Other Equivalent qualifications from other Awarding Bodies equivalent to SCQF level 7
    • Work/life Experience (Paid & Voluntary) administrative/reception/clerical/office work/ will also be considered OR


    Assessment Strategies:

    Assessment will be mainly continuous, with a mixture of practical and theoretical assessments. There are also two Graded Unit exams which are closed book examinations.


    Additional Selection Requirements: 

    All applications are subject to an interview to assess suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. Reference will also be considered.

    Students will be invited for a group and/or individual interview where they will get the opportunity to find out more about the course and to tell us why they are interested in this particular area.


    This course integrates learning materials from industry standard vendors such as Advanced Microsoft, Office Applications which can help to prepare students for a variety of vendor certification exams.

    On completion of this certificate or during the course, units relevant to any particular vendor’s certification students can appear to equip themselves with the global recognised and employers demand qualification from any of the following:

    1. MOS Word – Advanced
    2. MOS Power Point- Advanced
    3. MOS Access – Advanced
    4. MOS Excel – Advanced


    All vendors external exams fee have to be borne by the students. But being a partner with Pearson & Certiport Testing Centre we can get student’s 15 – 40 % discounts on their exam vouchers. Pearson/Certiport Administrator will provide help and assistance for booking any Vendors specific external exam.


    Professional Bodies

    Successful achievement of the HNC/HND Administration and Information Technology awards allows full membership to the Institute of Professional Administrators and Associate membership of the Institute of Administrative Management.


    Progression route on course completion

    On completion of this course, candidates will move on to the following:

    • 3rd year of a relevant business, management, IT related degree or university which may include articulation arrangements with a variety of degree courses.
    • Progression to employment: The course prepares successful learners for entry to a wide range of positions in offices, local Government, the health service, manufacturing and retail.


    Career Prospects

    Graduates from this programme will be well-positioned to apply for industry jobs such as;

    • Administrative Assistant
    • Administrator
    • Clerical Assistant
    • Personal Assistant
    • Administrative Supervisor
    • Administrative Officer
    • Network Administrator
    • HR Administrator
    • Organisation Administrator
    • Contact Centre Administrator
    • Customer Service Administrator
    • Retail Supervisor
    • Team Co-ordinator
    • Receptionist
    • Medical Secretary
    • IT Support, Marketing Assistant
    • Finance Officer
    • Conference Officer
    • Executive Assistant
    • Office Manager


    Application Forms

    The forms are available to download from our website HNC Application Form or it can be collected from the Admissions Office (Admin upstairs) at ITPT Granton Campus.

    Funding Available:


    Download: SAAS Full Time/Part Time Funding Guide, Full Time FormsPart Time Forms

    Read: Full Time Students Eligibility CriteriaPart Time Students Eligibility CriteriaDisabled students’ allowance (DSA)

    2. SDS – Flexible learning opportunity (who are currently employed in Scottish Based organisation not more than 100 employees can also apply for the course funding)

    For Students who don’t qualify for the above fundings:

    How much HNC/HND course will cost?

    For students living (domiciled) in Scotland or the European Union and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees will apply:

    Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)


    Full-time per year (can be paid in instalments) £1,285
    Part-time (can be divided per unit) £1,285


    For rest of UK students

    For students living (domiciled) in rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland and studying this course, the following fees will apply:

    Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)


    Full-time per year (can be paid in instalments) £6,510
    Part-time (can be divided per unit) £4,510

    Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

    We also provide flexible fee instalments to help students in paying their fee.

    There are a number of other funding opportunities available to UK and EU students to help them to pay for their studies and also to cover cost of living whilst studying. Contact the college for more details.


    Admission Queries

    To apply for this course, please fill this form and send us on

    If you require further information please contact us at:





    62 West Harbour Road



    EH5 1PW

    Phone: 0131 552 5558

    0131 552 5800


    McCormick House,

    50 Darnely Street


    G41 2SE

    Phone: 0141 429 2922



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