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 admin or IT, then this course can help you on your way.
For entry to this course you’ll need:
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. You’ll build up your speed and learn to use audio for producing documents from recorded instructions.
You’ll learn skills and strategies to make sure a busy office operates efficiently. Topics you’ll look at include planning, effective team work, recruiting and looking after staff, good customer care and - a central part of most organisations - meetings! You’ll learn how to plan, organise and support formal meetings, including preparing necessary papers, taking and producing minutes and ensuring actions are followed up.
You’ll develop your digital skills and look at all types of social media. You’ll learn about the role of social media in business, and how it’s used for marketing purposes.
You’ll also look at basic book keeping and learn to use commercial software for accounting purposes like SAGE.
To get you up to speed on the legal side of things, you’ll explore Scots Law, including the difference between criminal and civil law, and how the courts system operates.
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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