Higher Administration & IT

The course will be delivered in blocks of learning to gain experience in the following areas of study. One period a week will be reserved for the teaching of theory. Primarily students will work individually through tasks developed to enhance their IT skills in the areas of study identified. Work produced will be marked regularly and individual feedback provided to highlight areas of development.  On an ad hoc basis students will be given the opportunity to work collaboratively to peer assess and improve their proof reading skills. Theory teaching may take the form of students researching the required information and presenting it in a form of their choice. Students may also be asked to take down theory notes, participate in classroom discussions and complete tasks that look for them to apply their knowledge to examples from real life working environments.

The units that students will cover:

  • Administrative Theory and Practice
  • IT Solutions for Administrators
  • Communication in Administration


Students will sit a 2 hour practical assignment that is worth 70% of their final grade. There is also a theory exam within the prelim diet which is 1 hour and worth 30% of the final grade.

Progression/Career Opportunities

Using technology has become an integral part of office work and it is an essential skill for working in any business environment. By studying Administration students will be equipped with the level of competence and skills required for using a range of software packages in an office environment.

Having a qualification in Admin is helpful in careers such as Banking, Accountancy, Civil, Legal and Court Services, Administrative Assistants, Office Managers and Insurance.

SQA Information