National 4 Administration and IT (Course Code: C701 74)

SCQF Level 4 (24 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?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college but you would normally have achieved one of the following:

What will I study?

You will learn about administration in the workplace and workplace legislation affecting employees. You will also develop customer care skills and learn how to organise and support events. The course covers a range of IT applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases and desktop publishing.

There are three compulsory units, plus an added value unit that assesses your practical skills.

Administrative Practices (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will learn about:

IT Solutions for Administrators (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will learn how to:

Communication in Administration (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will learn how to:

Added Value Unit: Administration and IT Assignment (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Your teacher will assess your work throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass all the units including the practical unit to gain the course 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):

Nationals in a Nutshell - Administration and IT (National 4)