National 3 Administration and IT (Course Code: C701 73)

SCQF Level 3 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Administration and IT?

Administration is a growing sector which cuts across the entire economy and offers wide-ranging employment opportunities. Moreover, administrative and IT skills have extensive application not only in employment but also in other walks of life.

This course is designed to help you to understand and take part in the business and information environment. You will gain skills in managing information, organising, planning, problem solving and decision making.

The skills that you develop in Administration and IT are useful in many career areas such as office work, economics, human resource management, management services and public services administration.

Career Pathways

To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:

Administration and Management

Buying, Selling and Related Work

Computing and ICT

Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism

Housing, Property and Facilities


What do I need to get in?

The school or college will decide on the entry requirements. You would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

You will learn how to use computer software such as databases, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, internet, email, word processing and presentation software. Much of the time will be ‘hands-on’ at your own computer.

The course has three compulsory units.

IT Solutions for Administrators (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Communication in Administration (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Administration in Action (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by your teacher or tutor on an ongoing basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass all three units to get the qualification.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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