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SQA Advanced Diploma in Administration and Information Technology

The SQA Advanced Diploma in Administration and Information Technology can improve a learner’s prospects of employment as a senior administrator, administrative manager or office manager.

This qualification covers all aspects of office administration. Learners will develop specialist IT skills in word processing, spreadsheet and database software, as well as in the practical use of social media software and web applications for business purposes. They will also gain interpersonal skills and experience of research, planning and organising their work. Legal and ethical issues in relation to the workplace and management of data and information are also covered.

The SQA Advanced Diploma in Administration and Information Technology consists of 30 unit credits. Each unit credit has approximately 40 hours of timetabled learning and 40 hours of self-guided learning and study. The SQA Advanced Diploma usually takes two academic years to complete, but this timeframe is flexible.

An SQA Advanced Diploma in Administration and Information Technology can allow advanced entry to an English-speaking university. SQA’s qualifications are recognised worldwide.


Course Tutor Guide (including Course Framework)

Title: SQA Advanced Diploma in Administration and Information Technology
Code: GM68 48

SQA Advanced Diploma in Administration and Information Technology Course Tutor Guide

A Guide for Tutors

Communication Units

This document is aimed at tutors who are teaching learners whose first language is not English.

The purpose of this document is to provide a selection of formative exercises that will:

  • motivate learners
  • increase confidence in communicating effectively in English
  • prepare learners to successfully pass the summative assessments

Communication Units for SQA Advanced Qualifications

Research Skills

This guide provides support for developing good practice in how the Research Skills Unit (HR0Y 47) might be delivered, scheduled and assessed. It contains guidance on delivering the Research Skills Unit both on a stand-alone basis or integrating with other Units, and provides customised checklists for integration with various Graded Units