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Why Take Higher Administration

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Information for students who are unsure whether or not to take Higher Administration.

Information for students who are unsure whether or not to take Higher Administration.

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  • 1. Why Take Higher Administration? M. McGowan www.mrmcgowan.blogspot.com
  • 2. Why? <ul><li>Everyone thinks of Admin as Office work or Typing. </li></ul><ul><li>Well this is the 21 st Century and everyone needs ICT skills, no matter what job. </li></ul><ul><li>Not everyone wants to do programming, so Admin is a course that not only teaches excellent ICT skills, it involves problem solving, numeracy and communication skills. </li></ul><ul><li>So whether you want to be a Dentist’s Receptionist or a Dentist yourself, Higher Admin is a valuable subject. </li></ul>
  • 3. Course <ul><li>Administrative Services </li></ul><ul><li>Effectiveness in Workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Working Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment &amp; Selection </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology for Managers (Theory) </li></ul><ul><li>Information in Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology for Managers (Practical) </li></ul><ul><li>Word Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul>
  • 4. NABs <ul><li>3 NABs </li></ul><ul><li>Written/Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Services NAB </li></ul><ul><li>ITFM 1 &amp; 2 </li></ul><ul><li>ICT/Practical </li></ul><ul><li>ITFM 3 </li></ul>
  • 5. Skills <ul><li>Coordinating data, resources, and people. </li></ul><ul><li>Good communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Team worker </li></ul><ul><li>Work independently </li></ul><ul><li>Attention to detail. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to write reports. </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation toward quality customer service. </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding and interpreting numerical data - numeracy </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>ICT/computer literacy </li></ul>
  • 6. Exam <ul><li>Theory/Written </li></ul><ul><li>Paper 1 = 120 marks, 80 mins </li></ul><ul><li>1 compulsory question based on a case study </li></ul><ul><li>2 optional questions from 5 </li></ul><ul><li>ICT/Practical </li></ul><ul><li>Paper 2 = 120 marks, 80 mins </li></ul><ul><li>Timed exam in an ICT lab </li></ul>
  • 7. Progression <ul><li>Business, Administration and ICT courses are hugely popular at Universities and colleges </li></ul><ul><li>They offer excellent academic courses and great career prospects </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Business Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Administration: Medical </li></ul><ul><li>Administration: Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, however, that Administration is normally a support function and that it is an aid to other professions/courses </li></ul>
  • 8. Careers <ul><li>Accountant </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising Account Executive </li></ul><ul><li>Banker, Retail/Investment/Commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Building Society Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Buyer, Industrial/Retail </li></ul><ul><li>Company Secretary </li></ul><ul><li>Commodity/Futures Broker </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution/Logistics Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance Underwriter </li></ul><ul><li>Management Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Executive </li></ul><ul><li>Market Research Executive </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resources Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relations Account Executive </li></ul><ul><li>Receptionist </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Retail Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Sales Executive </li></ul><ul><li>Stockbroker </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Analyst/IT Consultant </li></ul>

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