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National 5 Administration & IT


The National 5 Administration and IT Course develops learners’ administrative, organisational and IT skills. Learners develop an understanding of administration in the workplace and the key legislation affecting employees, enabling them to contribute to the effective functioning of organisations through administrative positions.


This course consists of 3 Mandatory units and an SQA course assessment (100%).  There is no final exam:


  • Administrative Practices (National 5)

Learners apply basic understanding of administration procedures, legislation and customer service to carry out a range of straightforward administrative tasks, with an emphasis on organising & supporting small-scale events.


  • Communication in Administration (National 5)

Learners use IT to gather, share and communicate information in administration related contexts, developing a basic understanding of the methods of obtaining reliable sources of information.


  • IT Solutions for Administrators (National 5)

Learners use IT applications such as word processing spreadsheets, databases, or emerging equivalent technologies, to create, edit and update simple business documents in administration related contexts


  • SQA Course Assessment (National 5)

This focuses on challenge and application of skills, knowledge and understanding.  Learners must be able to extend administration related knowledge, understanding skills and applying them in the context of organising and supporting an event.