Office Management and Information Technology PDA

What is special about this course?

Build on the knowledge and skills you get from the HNC Administration and Information Technology and go on to get a formal award while doing only the core units you want from the HND.

Special features

  • If you are already in a working environment but don't want to commit yourself to long-term, part-time study, you can study this course over a year or less
  • The PDA aims to provide a continuous professional development route to take your management and IT skills to a more senior or professional level and provide you with more in-depth technical skills and knowledge
  • You will study part time which means that you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments

Entry requirements

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above
  • A group of relevant NQ Modules including Communication Intermediate 2
  • Relevant previous experience HNC in Administration or Business
  • You may be required to attend an interview

Access routes

HNC Administration and Information Technology

Year 1 - PDA

6 mandatory units with 56 SCQF credit points:

  • IT in business - advanced word processing
  • IT in business - advanced spreadsheets
  • IT in business - advanced databases
  • Office management
  • Project management
  • Developing the individual within a team

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. You will study mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus delivery will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • Part-time (structured)
  • You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom

How long will my course last?

  • Part-time (structured): 18 months

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness College UHI
  • Lews Castle College UHI
  • North Highland College UHI
  • Perth College UHI

Start date

  • September
  • January
  • Other start dates may be available in some locations. For information on other start dates, and how to apply for them, please contact the campus where you wish to study.


For information on costs of this course please contact the college where you wish to study.


External scholarships and financial support, such as an Individual Training Account, may be available. Please contact the relevant UHI partner college for more information.

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Apply for Office Management and Information Technology PDA

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2021 or Aug/Sep 2021 or Jan/Feb 2022

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We operate 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 gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.