Administration and Information Technology HNC

What is special about this course?

The HNC Administration and Information Technology is designed to meet the demands and requirements of today's modern business environment, and will stand you in good stead to pursue a successful career in business administration.

You will study a wide range of topics, including: database; word processing; spreadsheets; PowerPoint; office administration and technologies; recording financial transactions; personal development planning; and analysing and presenting complex communications.

Special features

  • You may have the opportunity to study specialised units in medical terminology for administrators, book keeping and human resource management
  • You can study full time or part time to suit your personal and professional circumstances

Entry requirements

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above, preferably including English or Maths
  • 1 A Level at grade D or above, preferably English or Maths
  • Alternatively, a relevant NC qualification totalling at least 12 credits, NQ Administration and Information Technology or NQ Administration
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • IT in business - word processing and presentation applications
  • IT in business - spreadsheets
  • IT in business - databases
  • Office administration
  • Office technologies
  • Recording financial transactions
  • Personal development planning 
  • Communication: business communication
  • Graded Unit I: administration and information technology

Option units may be available in:

  • Creating a culture of customer care
  • Using financial accounting software
  • IT in business - word processing, spreadsheets and databases: an introduction
  • Personal enterprise skills
  • Human resource management: an introduction
  • Marketing: an introduction
  • Administrative procedures
  • Medical terminology for administration staff
  • Getting started in business
  • Work experience
  • Presentation skills
  • Research skills
  • Payroll
  • Visual communication: social media
  • Managing people and organistations
  • Human resource management: core activities

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

How will I study my course?

  • Full time
  • Part time attendance (structured)
  • Part time distance learning (available at Perth College UHI)
  • Part time attendance (unstructured)

If you wish to apply for the distance learning option at Perth College UHI, please include this in your personal statement when completing our online application form.

  • You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom
  • Students at Argyll College UHI and West Highland College UHI will also study some units by video conference

How long will my course last?

  • Full time: 1 year
  • Part time: 2 years

Start date

  • September
  • January (part-time study only)
  • Variable for distance learning, please contact Perth College UHI for more details on how to apply for other start dates

How much will my course cost?

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2016-172017-18
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per HN unit) £86 £86

Rest of UK students

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

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2016-172017-18
Full-time per year £6,510 £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit) £434 £434

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

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2016-172017-18
Full-time per year £6,510 £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit)** £434 £434

*There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of your HNC Administration and Information Technology course you will be equipped to take up a range of posts in business administration

Can I progress into further study?

You can progress to the following courses:

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Administration and Information Technology HNC

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2018 or Aug/Sep 2018 or Jan/Feb 2019

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI 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 gender, age, disability, ethnicity and 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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