Full time, one year
From 27 Aug 2018
Kilmarnock, Kilwinning, Ayr
Every type of business and organisation needs people with administration and IT skills to help it run efficiently. This ranges from small specialist firms to large national companies and government organisations like local councils or the NHS. There are also many different roles available, including administrative, secretarial and supervisory management - so if you invest in some good admin and IT skills now, you could have a great future ahead!
If you’ve got aspirations for a career in business, administration or IT, then this course is a great place to start. Successful completion also includes a National Progression Award in Office Skills and Services.
For entry to this course you’ll need:
A real interest in working in business, admin or IT
Four National 4s, ideally including English or Maths OR
a relevant NQ qualification at Level 4
An interview with us
If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.
Firstly, you’ll develop your IT skills and knowledge of software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, so you can efficiently carry out a whole range of IT tasks - from creating a spreadsheet or managing a database, to mail merging hundreds of letters.
You’ll learn skills needed for the day to day running of an office. You’ll develop your ‘front of office’ skills.
On the business side, you’ll begin by learning how businesses work. You’ll look at the different ways they can be set up and explore some of the key areas involved in running a successful business.
You’ll learn about the importance of marketing and how to successfully market a new product or service. You’ll also discover what’s involved in organising an event, and will practice doing this while working within a team.
In addition, you’ll look at basic economics and aspects of the Scottish economy; Contract Law and how business contracts are set up; and costing, including the systems needed to allocate, apportion and absorb indirect business costs.
Along the way, you’ll practice preparing and making presentations. We’ll also help you develop your skills for employment, such as working as part of a team and creating a CV to get you noticed.
Finally, you’ll have the chance to:
Some students may also have the opportunity to:
When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:
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