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HND Administration and Information Technology

HND Administration and Information Technology

The SQA HND in Administration and Information Technology can improve your prospects of employment in an office environment as a senior administrator, administrative manager, office manager or equivalent.

The SQA HND covers all aspects of office administration and you will develop specialist IT skills in word processing, spreadsheet and database software, as well as practical use of social media software and web applications for business purposes. You will develop interpersonal skills and experience of research, planning and organising your work. You will also develop knowledge of legal and ethical issues in relation to the workplace and management of data and information.

The SQA HND in Administration and Information Technology consists of a total of 30 Unit credits. Each Unit comprises of approximately 40 timetabled learning and 40 hours self-guided learning and study. They usually take two academic years to complete but this time frame is flexible.

An SQA HND in Administration and Information Technology can gain you entry in to an English speaking university.

SQA's prestigious qualifications are recognised worldwide.


Course Tutor Guide (including Course Framework)

Title: HND Administration and Information Technology
Code: GM2W 16
Download: HND Administration and Information Technology Course Tutor Guide (including Qualification Framework)

Version Change - March 2019

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:

  • provide interesting exercises to motivate learners
  • increase learners' confidence in their ability to communicate effectively in English
  • prepare learners to successfully pass the summative assessments

Communication Units in HNCs and HNDs

Research Skills

This guide provides support for developing good practice in how the Research Skills Unit (F60A 34) 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

Course Tutor Guide (including Course Framework)

Title: HND Administration and Information Technology
Code: GE7W 16
Download: HND Administration and Information Technology Course Tutor Guide (including Qualification Framework)
Version Change-August 2015

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:

  • provide interesting exercises to motivate learners
  • increase learners' confidence in their ability to communicate effectively in English
  • prepare learners to successfully pass the summative assessments

Communication Units in HNCs and HNDs

Research Skills

This guide provides support for developing good practice in how the Research Skills Unit (F60A 34) 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

Unit Specifications

This Group Award has been replaced and has entered into its lapsing period.

The finishing date for this qualification is .

Centres should only enter candidates whom they expect to complete the Group Award during the defined lapsing period of 2 years.

Mandatory units

Workplace Communication in English (H8T2 33)

SCQF level 6 to be delivered in Year 1 of all HND frameworks.

Research Skills (F60A 34) – Finish date 31/07/2022

Research Skills (J1NC 34) – Start date 01/08/2019

SCQF level 7 to be delivered in Year 2 of all HND frameworks.