NQ Business Administration and Accounting

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This course aims to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully progress to a career in either Administration or Accounting. The course builds knowledge through both theoretical and practical units with an emphasis on developing digital skills. In addition to Admin and Accounting subjects, students will undertake units to enhance their understanding of business environments and activities. The course places emphasis on preparing students for future employment.



At least 2 relevant qualifications at SCQF Level 5 (e.g. National 5/Intermediate 2/Standard Grades at credit) or a group of relevant units at SCQF level 4/5.

Applicants should have English/Communication at SCQF level 5.


Please note:

  • Those with alternative relevant experience and learning may be considered following discussion with the Course Leader.

  • Due to the high number of applications received, not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements can be selected for interview. Therefore, a well-written personal statement will be supportive in this process.

  • Those with alternative relevant work experience and learning may be considered on individual merit.


You will learn skills and gain knowledge from the following areas:

  • Administrative Services
  • Information Technology for Management using MS Office Apps
  • Word Processing
  • Recording Financial Transactions
  • Financial Services 
  • Management Accounting 
  • Handling Wages and Salaries
  • Understanding Business 
  • Management, Marketing and Economics
  • Social Media Literacy 
  • Communication and Research

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis using practical assessments, assignments and case studies. There is no final examination.

Where can I go from here?

Graduates of this course will be able to go directly into the following courses: