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National 5 Admin and IT

National 4 and 5 ADMIN AND IT

Course Description – Information Technology 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 IT skills and use them to perform straightforward administrative tasks

·         acquire organisational skills in the context of organising and supporting small-scale events

·         develop a basic understanding of administration in the workplace and key legislation affecting employees

·         develop an appreciation of good customer care

Course Structure

The Administration & I.T course consists of 3 units:

Administrative Practices

The purpose of this Unit is to give learners a basic introduction to administration in the workplace. Learners will begin to appreciate key legislation affecting employees, key features of good customer care and the skills, qualities and attributes required of administrators, data protection and information security.

Communication in Administration

The purpose of this Unit is to enable learners to use IT to gathering and share information with others in a business context. From electronic task management, creating presentations to collecting and collating information online learners will develop a basic understanding of what constitutes a reliable source of information and an ability to gathering and share this in a professional manner.

IT Solutions for Administrators

The purpose of this Unit is to develop learners’ basic skills in IT, organising and processing simple information in familiar business-related contexts. Learners will use the following IT applications: word processing, spreadsheets and databases, to create and edit simple business documents.

Course Assessment

To gain the award of the Course, a learner must pass all of the Units as well as the Course assessments which are shown below:

NAT 4 Assignment 100%

NAT 5 Assignment 70 marks and QP 50 marks