Information Technology in Business (PDA)

UHI North, West and Hebrides


Auchtertyre Campus, Broadford Campus, Fort William Campus, Gairloch Campus, Kilchoan Campus, Kinlochleven Campus, Mallaig Campus, Portree Campus, Strontian Campus, Ullapool Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Information Technology in Business at SCQF level 7 delivers the skills and knowledge needed for a range of administrative roles. It has particular emphasis on the use of IT within a business environment.

This course will enable you to develop technical and administrative knowledge relevant to current administrative practice.

You will develop skills and knowledge of word processing and presentation packages to aid business communication.

You will develop an understanding of database management software and the application of databases to aid business decision making.

This course will allow you to develop an understanding of spreadsheets and their use in providing solutions to business problems and to develop skills using technology in an administration role and prepare candidates for employment in an administration role.

Entry Requirements

Relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5.

Progression Routes

HNC Business

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

1 year


Computing and IT

SCQF Level