Administration NQ

What is special about this course?

People with good skills in administration are always in demand and this course provides an excellent introduction to a career in this area. As well as developing your administrative skills this programme will also teach you about other subjects that are important in the workplace, such as working with others, problem solving and time management.

So whether you’re a school leaver or mature student, you will gain the confidence you need to find administrative work or progress to study at Higher National level.

Entry requirements

You should have communications at SCQF 4 or equivalent and have successfully completed four years of secondary education.  Your application and interview will form part of the selection process.

If you are unsure about whether this is the right course for you, please arrange an appointment with a member of the College staff to discuss it.

You study the basics of:

  • Book-keeping
  • Communication
  • DatabasesWord processing
  • Numeracy
  • Office Systems and Administration
  • Presentation software
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date



Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of the course you should be able to join the HNC Administration and Information Technology or HNC Accounting.

You will be qualified to find work as an administrative assistant, in a junior clerical position or as a receptionist.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2023/24

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College 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 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.