Administration and Information Technology (incorporating PDA Medical Administration)

Glasgow Clyde College


Anniesland Campus, Langside Campus


This HNC Administration and IT with PDA in Medical Administration course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to apply for promoted administrative posts within the NHS as well as a modern office environment. The course incorporates the HNC Administration and Information Technology as well as a Professional Development Award (PDA) in Medical Administration which has been designed in consultation with the NHS and is mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. Completing this course will allow you to progress to the HND Administration and Information Technology Year 2 programme as well as a range of courses at university.

Content includes:
General Practice Medical Administration; Hospital Patient Administration; Medical Terminology for Administration Staff; IT (Word Processing, Database, Spreadsheet, Presentation Applications); Office Administration; Digital Technologies for Administrators; Personal Development Planning; Financial Accounting; Communication; Work Placement: one week in a hospital or GP surgery; Graded Unit examination.

Entry Requirements

1 relevant Higher and subjects at National 5, or NQ Medical Administration, or Foundation Apprenticeship Business Skills. All applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

Progression Routes

HND Administration and Information Technology or the potential to move on to employment in the NHS as a medical secretary or administrator.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Business and Finance

SCQF Level