IT in Business - Databases

North East Scotland College


Off campus


This Unit is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills for further study or employment in an administrative or IT environment. It introduces the database as a tool to help store, process and produce information in such a way as to be relevant to a manager and thus assist with management decision-making. Initially, you will focus on the analysis of a business problem, then the design and use of a database to collate data and turn it into information. On completion of the Unit you will be able to:

Design a relational database structure from source documents; Modify and store data using a relational database; Query and present information to aid decision-making.

Credit points and level: 1 HN credit at SCQF Level 7: (8 SCQF credit points at SCQF
Level 7)

Entry Requirements

Previous experience in using a computer and database software would beneficial. It is essential that you have experience in using a computer, the Windows interface and Windows terminology.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

6 months



SCQF Level




Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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