• Business

    Access to Business, Administration and IT

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full time, one year

  • Start Date

    From 26 Aug 2019

Campus/Course Availaility


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This course is now FULL, however, we are still taking applications for a waiting list.

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 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.

What's involved

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.

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.

You’ll learn about event organisation: working as part of a team to produce a plan to organise an event, negotiating and agreeing responsibilities for organising the event, delivering and reviewing the event as part of a team.

In addition, you’ll look at preparing accounting statements and understanding management account concepts.

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:

  • Visit local businesses, such as hotels, tourist attractions or accounting firms so see how they operate
  • Hear from successful business employers who’ll give you their top tips and tell you the key skills they look for when recruiting new employees
  • Take part in enterprising activities, such as raising funds for charity and good causes

Some students may also have the opportunity to:

  • Work on a real project for a local business, such as helping them set up their IT systems, which can sometimes lead to employment

Go Anywhere

In this course you will have built transferable Essential Skills in meaningful contexts to help you become more effective in life, learning, and work. This could be communication, numeracy, ICT, working with others, and problem solving.

When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:

  • Moving onto a Level 6 course such as Administration with Digital Skills or Business with Accounts
  • Seeking to start your career in a customer service or admin support role in any type of organisation. Possible jobs include PA, administrator or accounts assistant


  • Find out the top 10 reasons why you should study Business, Administration and IT Click here to read the blog.

Start Date

26 Aug 2019



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