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HNC/HND Administration and Information Technology

HNC/HND Administration and Information Technology

The HNC in Administration and Information Technology (SCQF level 7) and HND in Administration and Information Technology (SCQF level 8) provide learners with a progression route into employment. This could be in a general administrative role in small-to-medium size organisations, or a more specialist post as demanded by larger businesses.

This qualification covers areas such as current administrative practices; IT skills; interpersonal skills; personal effectiveness; communication skills and presentation techniques. A range of optional units allows the inclusion of specialist knowledge and skills in human resource management, IT, shorthand, medical administration, accounting, business, legal practice, events management, and languages.

This qualification is available through colleges and other education and training institutions. Typically, an HNC takes one year to complete and an HND takes two years on a full-time basis. Part-time or open learning delivery is possible over a longer period of time.

Digital Technologies for Administrators HH82 34 – SOLAR Guide for teaching staff

SQA has provided a guide to delivery and assessment of the unit Digital Technologies for Administrators (HH82 34) based on the experience of teaching staff. The Guide is available under the SOLAR assessment tab below.

Centre/Candidate Surveys – 2017/18

We like to get annual feedback from students who have undertaken, and teaching staff involved in delivering and assessing the following:

  • HNC Administration and Information Technology (GM10 15) 2017 Framework
  • HND Administration and Information Technology (G9M8 16)

We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the relevant survey which will help us to evaluate the qualifications. 

The surveys will close on 29 June 2018.

Administration and Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 (HH9M 34)

SQA has sent a letter and guidance to centres regarding Support Materials for the Administration and Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 (HH9M 34). This can be viewed by following the ‘Update Letters’ link below.

How to assess

Each individual unit specification gives detailed information on the evidence requirements and approaches to assessment for each unit.

  • Each unit is internally assessed.
  • Graded units are internally assessed and are allocated a grade.
  • A range of assessment methods is appropriate throughout HNC/HND qualifications.
  • Assessment may be integrated across units where content and/or context aligns.
  • Assessment/e-assessment support packs are available for this qualification.

Understanding Standards material is available for all Administration and Information Technology Graded Units (log-in required).

Deliver this qualification

Centres with devolved authority for approval should use their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority require to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Resources

HNC Administration and Information Technology

Group Award code: G9M7 15 (96 SCQF credit points) SCQF level: 7

Structure

The HNC in Administration and IT comprises nine mandatory Units (80 SCQF credit points) and some optional Units (16 SCQF credit points).

Mandatory Units

  • IT in Business: Word Processing and Presentation Applications — F84C 34
  • IT in Business: Spreadsheets — F84V 34
  • IT in Business: Databases — F84X 34
  • Office Administration — F7JA 34
  • Office Technologies — F7J9 34
  • Communication: Business Communication — H7TK 34
  • Recording Financial Transactions — F847 33
  • Personal Development Planning — DE3R 34
  • Administration and Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 — F8KW 34

HND Administration and Information Technology

Group Award code: G9M8 16 (240 SCQF credit points) SCQF level: 8

Structure

The HND in Administration and IT comprises 18 mandatory Units (160 SCQF credit points) and some optional Units (80 SCQF credit points).

Mandatory Units

  • IT in Business: Word Processing and Presentation Applications — F84C 34
  • IT in Business: Spreadsheets — F84V 34
  • IT in Business: Databases — F84X 34
  • Office Administration — F7JA 34
  • Office Technologies — F7J9 34
  • Communication: Business Communication — H7TK 34
  • Recording Financial Transactions — F7JV 33
  • Personal Development Planning — DE3R 34
  • IT in Business: Advanced Word Processing — F84A 35
  • IT in Business: Advanced Spreadsheets — F849 35
  • IT in Business: Advanced Databases — F848 35
  • Office Management — F84D 35
  • Information and Communication Technology in Business — F84W 35
  • Presentation Skills — F84E 35
  • Administration and Information Technology Graded Unit 1 — F8KW 34
  • Administration and Information Technology Graded Unit 2 — F8KX 35
  • Administration and Information Technology Graded Unit 3 — F8KY 35

And one Unit from Group B:

  • Developing the Individual Within a Team — F870 34
  • Developing the Individual Within a Team — F86Y 35

Where can you take this course?

Centre Support

Internal Assessment Reports

Qualification Verification Summary Reports were formerly known as Internal Assessment Reports.

Why study this qualification

The HNC and HND Administration and Information Technology are appropriate for those who have an interest in a career in administration at any level. The HND in Administration and Information Technology develops further skills and knowledge for those interested in managerial roles and/or further academic study. Learners are likely to come from the following groups:

  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • those in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects

Access

As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of the centre. Examples of formal entry qualifications include:

  • appropriate groupings of National Units
  • any two National Qualifications at Higher
  • any relevant National Qualifications Group Award at SCQF level 5 or 6
  • an SVQ 2 or 3 in Business and Administration or IT
  • training programmes or qualifications from bodies other than SQA
  • relevant work experience

Employment and progression

Learners who achieve an HNC Administration and Information Technology can progress to the HND in Administration and Information Technology.

Learners achieving the HNC or HND in Administration and Information Technology may have the option of progressing to:

  • second year or third year of a Business, Administration, Management or IT related degree
  • employment in an administrative/senior administrative/managerial role

HNC/HND Administration and Information Technology may provide some underpinning knowledge for SVQs in Business and Administration at SCQF level 6 and SCQF level 7/8.

Student resources

HNC Administration and Information Technology

Group Award code: G9M7 15 (96 SCQF credit points) SCQF level: 7

Structure

The HNC in Administration and IT comprises nine mandatory Units (80 SCQF credit points) and some optional Units (16 SCQF credit points).

Mandatory Units

  • IT in Business: Word Processing and Presentation Applications — F84C 34
  • IT in Business: Spreadsheets — F84V 34
  • IT in Business: Databases — F84X 34
  • Office Administration — F7JA 34
  • Office Technologies — F7J9 34
  • Communication: Business Communication — H7TK 34
  • Recording Financial Transactions — F847 33
  • Personal Development Planning — DE3R 34
  • Administration and Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 — F8KW 34

HND Administration and Information Technology

Group Award code: G9M8 16 (240 SCQF credit points) SCQF level: 8

Structure

The HND in Administration and IT comprises 18 mandatory Units (160 SCQF credit points) and some optional Units (80 SCQF credit points).

Mandatory Units

  • IT in Business: Word Processing and Presentation Applications — F84C 34
  • IT in Business: Spreadsheets — F84V 34
  • IT in Business: Databases — F84X 34
  • Office Administration — F7JA 34
  • Office Technologies — F7J9 34
  • Communication: Business Communication — H7TK 34
  • Recording Financial Transactions — F7JV 33
  • Personal Development Planning — DE3R 34
  • IT in Business: Advanced Word Processing — F84A 35
  • IT in Business: Advanced Spreadsheets — F849 35
  • IT in Business: Advanced Databases — F848 35
  • Office Management — F84D 35
  • Information and Communication Technology in Business — F84W 35
  • Presentation Skills — F84E 35
  • Administration and Information Technology Graded Unit 1 — F8KW 34
  • Administration and Information Technology Graded Unit 2 — F8KX 35
  • Administration and Information Technology Graded Unit 3 — F8KY 35

And one Unit from Group B:

  • Developing the Individual Within a Team — F870 34
  • Developing the Individual Within a Team — F86Y 35