Our administration courses are designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the dynamic world of work. Whether you're a prospective or current student seeking to enhance your skills, or a working professional looking to expand your knowledge, our administration courses offer valuable insights and practical tools to help you excel in your chosen field.

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Why choose administration?

Why choose administration?

If you’re well-organised, have a flair for detail and enjoy coming up with new ideas and processes to respond to challenges and problems, an administration course would be right up your street!

Administration introduces you to subjects such as office management, human resources, economics and marketing. As you develop skills and expertise, we have progression pathways to help you enhance your career prospects.

You’ll learn by using digital technologies and group project working, which develops your team-working, problem-solving and communication skills – all-important skills in the workplace.

As you progress with your studies, you may want to think about the type of organisation you want to work in - retail, medical, education, legal and lots more!

There’s flexibility with many admin roles, and you can choose to work full time, part time or even on a temporary or casual basis if you prefer. Choose from a variety of career paths such as:-

  • Administrator/coordinator
  • Personal or executive assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Records Officer
  • Freelance/work-from-home administrator
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Why choose us?

Why choose us?

What to expect from our department:

  • Excellent links with employers, giving students access to work placements, site visits, real life projects and guest speakers;
  • Subjects taught by lecturers with extensive industry experience;
  • Small class sizes and a friendly atmosphere;
  • 1-2-1 support from a team of staff;
  • Ability to achieve vendor qualifications from Microsoft, CISCO and Oracle;
  • Courses accrided by professional bodies including Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Career support:

We have a commitment to bring our students closer to business and their chosen professions – from the way we teach, the flexibility of our offer (full and part-time as well as online), the courses we deliver and the involvement of employers. Our employer links give our students access to meaningful experiences and opportunities, placements and extra-curricular activity.

There is also an opportunity to study abroad through our Erasmus+ programme and experience life in another culture.

Help on offer includes :

  • Individual consultations with careers advisers;
  • CV workshops;
  • Comprehensive online resources;
  • Access to job vacancies;
  • Mock interviews.

Work ready:

We prepare students for the workplace; giving them the practical tools to thrive. We will help you develop skills that are highly prized by employers, such as communication skills, working in groups and proficiency in using modern information technology.

An enterprising spirit:

We encourage a spirit of enterprise here at Inverness. Many of our courses are designed to develop our students’ enterprise and employability skills. It’s a key part of the experience and it can really boost your job prospects. CREATE, our Centre for Enterprise and Innovation, delivers more specific modules in entrepreneurship for those with aspirations to start their own businesses. Student enterprise thrives throughout the college with a range of extra-curricular activities including business planning competitions, events and support services for students with real business ideas.