Business Administration and Marketing NQ

What is special about this course?

This is a brand-new course for anyone wishing to embark on a career, or progress to further study, in Business, Administration or Marketing.

Designed for the modern work environment, this course will give you an excellent grounding in administration technologies, business and marketing approaches, whilst also incorporating important finance and customer service skills, crucial for all relevant career options.

Entry requirements

Ideally students will have achieved at least 3 National 5s including English or another literary subject.  Some basic IT skills would be an advantage.

If you don't meet our entry requirements, your previous experience may still qualify you for this course. Mature students will be considered on merit. All candidates will be invited to an information event.

The course contains 4 x NPA Qualifications.  These are:

  • NPA Business with Information Technology
  • NPA Business with Marketing
  • NPA Administration: Information Technology and Audio
  • NPA PC Passport

The unit topics you will study include:

  • Understanding Business
  • Marketing Basic Principles
  • IT units covering: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Databases
  • Customer Service skills, incl Social Media skills
  • Management skills
  • Event Organisation
  • Recording Cash Transactions
  • Audio and e-Touch Typing skills

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Networked delivery between three University of the Highlands and Islands partner colleges

3 days a week – Wednesday to Friday

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our Tuition Fees information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This qualification could be your start to a successful career in many business sectors, as well as providing a platform to continue onto further study both here and further afield. At UHI we have several progression routes for you to consider including HNC Administration and Information Technology and HNC Business, both of which are networked and can be studied from any of our college centres, or from home.

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I want to start in 2022/23

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI North Highland. UHI North Highland operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.