HND Administration and Information Technology

Course Title: HND Administration and Information Technology

Group Award Code: GM0Y 16

Modes of Study:

  • Classroom Learning – Full Time  & Part Time
  • Distance Learning – Full Time & Part Time

Starting from: Jan & Aug

Course Introduction

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 (Core & expert).

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 3rd year Degree Programme.

☑ IT in Business: MOS: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint –Core and Advanced

☑ Office Administration

☑ Office Technologies

☑ Developing the individual within a Team

☑ Business Communication

☑ Recording Financial Transactions

☑ Personal Development Planning

☑ Digital Culture

☑ Business Accounting

☑ Economic issues: An Introduction

☑ Office Management

☑ Presentation Skills

☑ Information & Communication Technology in Business

☑ Using Financial Software

☑ Desktop Publishing

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements: 

☑ 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


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.


Course Development Routes:

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 – Core & Advanced
  2. MOS Power Point- Core & Advanced
  3. MOS Access – Core & Advanced
  4. MOS Excel – Core & 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.

Career Prospects:

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

  1. Administrative Assistant
  2. Administrator
  3. Clerical Assistant
  4. Personal Assistant
  5. Administrative Supervisor
  6. Administrative Officer
  7. Network Administrator
  8. HR Administrator
  9. Organisation Administrator
  10. Contact Centre Administrator
  11. Customer Service Administrator
  12. Retail Supervisor
  13. Team Co-ordinator
  14. Receptionist
  15. Medical Secretary
  16. IT Support, Marketing Assistant
  17. Finance Officer
  18. Conference Officer
  19. Executive Assistant
  20. Office Manager

Progression route on course completion:

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

  1. 3rd year of a relevant business, management, IT related degree or university which may include articulation arrangements with a variety of degree courses.
  2. 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.

Target Audience

Learners are likely to come from the following target groups:

  1. School leavers
  2. Adult returners to education
  3. Those in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects


Application Forms

The forms are available to download from our website. HND Application Form can be collected from the Admissions Office.


Funding Available:

1. Full Time: https://www.saas.gov.uk/full-time

2. Part Time: https://www.saas.gov.uk/part-time

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

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.

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