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, one of which must be English


satisfactory attainment of a SCQF Level 4 course.

Applications are encouraged from mature students who do not possess formal qualifications but have appropriate understanding and skills to meet the academic demands of the course.

Course content includes:

  • Word Processing
  • IT Solutions for Administrators
  • Handling Business Documents
  • Central Services
  • HR Administration
  • Administrative Theory and Practice
  • Communication
  • Handling Wages and Salaries (Sage)
  • Recording of Cash Transactions
  • Research and Prepare Presentations
  • Event Organisation
  • Front of Office Skills
  • Managing Your Time and Resources


Headphones are required throughout the course.

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities, practical sessions and placements will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Face-to-face teaching and practical office work supported with Virtual Learning Environment engagement. 

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

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Full time - 1 year.
Infill options available.

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date



The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you can progress to further study which may include higher level courses including:

  • 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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What our students, graduates and staff say

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 2021/22

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College 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.