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Business Education S4-S6 Admin 

National 4 or 5 Admin

Administration is a growing sector which cuts across the entire economy and offers wide-ranging employment opportunities. Moreover, administrative and IT skills have extensive application not only in employment but also in other walks of life. The key purpose of this Course is to develop learners’ administrative and IT skills and, ultimately, to enable them to contribute to the effective functioning of organisations. The Course aims to enable learners to:

  • develop a basic administration in the workplace and key legislation affecting employees
  • develop an appreciation of good customer care
  • develop IT skills and use them to perform administrative tasks
  • acquire organisational skills in the context of organising and supporting small-scale events

National 4 certification is by ongoing assessment in class with a pass/fail awarded.

National 5 is assessed by an assignment (usually Feb/March), 70 marks – 3 hours and Question Paper in main exam diet, 50 marks – 2 hours.

Higher Admin & IT

The course helps candidates to develop advanced administrative skills and digital literacy, enabling them to contribute to the effective functioning of organisations in supervisory administrative positions. They develop the ability to use a range of advanced software application functions covering word processing, spreadsheets, databases and emerging technologies. Candidates develop understanding of:

  • the importance of administration theory in the workplace
  • advanced digital literacy skills and how to use them to process, manage and communicate information
  • organisational and management skills in the context of organising and supporting the workplace

How it is assessed: Assignment (usually Feb/March, 70 marks – 2 hours and Question Paper in main exam diet, 50 marks – 2 hours.

Advanced Higher Admin & IT

In partnership with Perth College pupils complete Word Processing and PowerPoint units at HN level.  

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course.