Business with Information Technology (NPAs - SCQF Level 5)


19 Aug 2024


13 Jun 2025

The Level 5 Qualification in Business with Information Technology is designed for learners who are considering a career in Business or Administration or looking to develop their Information Technology skills. Students will study a wide range of subjects including IT, Understanding Business, Skills for Customer Care, Communication in Administration and Employability Skills. Workshops and study skills are included and students will have the opportunity to visit business organisations and receive visiting speakers from industry.Through undertaking a work experience placement, students have the opportunity to consolidate new skills and knowledge developed throughout their course.

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Upon successful completion, candidates will achieve the following awards;

  • NPA Business with Information Technology at SCQF Level 5
  • SQA Accredited Essential Skills such as Communication and Numeracy


The course is full-time with delivery on campus over three days, for 36 weeks. There will be some hybrid learning opportunities and this will be flexible throughout the delivery.


Scottish Borders Campus

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Entry requirements

Applications should have 3 relevant National 4 qualifications or be progressing from a similar college course at Level 4.Applicants with no formal qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and their applications or enquiries are encouraged.

Progression opportunities

On successful completion of the course, students may progress to some of the pathways outlined below.
Further or Higher Education Opportunities

  • Business, Enterprise and Tourism at SCQF Level 6 at Borders College
Employment opportunities in this vocational area that are applicable to the units undertaken in this course, such as;
  • Administration Assistant
  • Receptionist

Application and Interview Process

Applications will be reviewed by the curriculum team and candidates will be invited to interview to follow up on the information contained within to confirm suitability. A full, detailed personal statement is important at this stage. Candidates are provided with the opportunity to ask further questions about the course and college support services at the interviews.


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