• PDA Information Technology in Business

  • Attendance/Duration

    This course runs on a Thursday evening in Ayr and a Tuesday evening in Kilmarnock from 6pm to 9pm for 32 weeks.

  • Cost


What's Involved

A basic understanding of Word and/or Excel would be advantageous but not essential.

This PDA in Information Technology is designed for individuals who wish to improve their skills and knowledge of the key Microsoft Office application packages (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

This PDA contains 3 Higher National (HN) units:

  • Using IT in Business: Word Processing and Presentation Applications
  • IT in Business: Database - Creating tables, forms, queries and reports
  • IT in Business: Spreadsheet - Contents: Cell formatting, formulas, macros, security, graphs, charts and statistics

On this course you will learn how to create complex business documents using a variety of Microsoft Applications. You will produce word documents with graphics, databased fields and embedded graphs/charts and statistics. Within the database unit you will discover how to present complex business information in a professional and structured way.

This is an ideal course for those who already have a basic level of IT knowledge who wish to build on what they know and gain a nationally recognised qualification to evidence their knowledge.

You will be required to complete some practice activities outwith the class sessions.

On successfully completing the assessments on this course you will be awarded a PDA in Information Technology in Business at SCQF Level 7. The units within this PDA are also taught on some of our other business HNC and HND programmes and can be used as evidence towards these programmes.

Funding and Fees

This course is eligible for ILA, and PTFG depending on individual circumstances. For further information on funding go to Courses then Evening Classes. Apply for your funding now to ensure it is in place before your course starts.

Please note this course is eligible to pay by instalments. Please contact our Finance department for further information on 01563 523501 Ext. 8558


For further information call 0300 303 0303, then press option 4 or email: businessdevelopment@ayrshire.ac.uk