Administration (SCQF Level 5/6) NC

What is special about this course?

With a qualification in business, administration or accounting you could work across a range of sectors.

This course is designed to provide you with a full range of experiences to enable you to embark on a career in Administration.

The course involves practical office work at our campus model offices.

Special features:

  • Gain practical skills in an office setting
  • Study a wide range of administration and business-related subjects
  • Opportunity to undergo practical work experience
  • Prepare yourself for employment or further study in business, administration or accounting

Entry requirements

  • Three National 4s including English OR
  • A SCQF Level 4 course
  • Applications are encouraged from prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above.

Course content includes:

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets for Administrators
  • Database for Administrators
  • Processing Business Documents
  • Practical Office Skills and Technologies
  • HR Administration
  • Administrative Theory and Practice
  • Communication
  • Handling Wages and Salaries (Sage)
  • Recording Cash Transactions
  • Researching and Preparing Presentations
  • Event Organisation
  • Front of Office Skills
  • Managing Your Time, Resources and Wellbeing


You will be required to purchase your own headphones to use throughout the course.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

You will study through a combination of face-to-face practical office work classes on campus and remote learning, where some lectures and sessions are timetabled remotely via video conferencing and our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), with support from your lecturers.

You are also encouraged to undertake work experience throughout your course.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Full time: 1 year

Part time: 2 years

Infill options available

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application.

If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

Course fees 2023/24*


Rest of UK


Further Education - Full time




Further Education - Part time (per single credit unit)




Further Education - Part time (structured 6 credits)




* Fees for 2024/25 are still to be confirmed.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you may progress to further study such as:

  • HNC Administration and Information Technology
  • HNC Business
  • HNC Accounting

If you wish to progress from NC Administration you must achieve the Group Award which must include the following two (SCQF Level 6) options:

  • HR Administration
  • Administrative Theory and Practice

Alternatively, you can enter employment within a diverse range of office settings using a range of administrative skills.

Is there more information available online?

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NC Admin gives students an opportunity to develop essential practical skills for both employment in an office situation and to enable further study within Administration.  At the end of this one year course, students should feel confident enough to apply for jobs in many areas of administration, whether front of office or behind the scenes.

Apply for Administration (SCQF Level 5/6) NC

I want to start in 2024/25

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.