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St Andrew's RC High School

Respect, Happiness,
Confidence and Ambition

NPA Business and Information Technology

Ambition, Confidence, Happiness and Respect.


The course:

The National Progression Award in Business with Information Technology at SCQF level 5 is designed to provide candidates with the fundamental knowledge required for success in current and future employment in the business and information technology sector or for progression to further academic qualifications. The structure provides candidates with fundamental knowledge and skills relating to the study of business and information technology, as well as allowing for choice and personalisation.

How this course can help you

  • Pupils will be given the opportunity to work with digital audio, images, video and animation. As well as this, aspects of computer games development and web design will be covered. In addition learners will develop skills in computer literacy, numeracy, collaborating and interacting with others and working independently.


Employability, enterprise and citizenship 

Information and communication technology

Thinking skills 







  • Candidates who successfully complete the NPA could progress to an award at SCQF level 6.
  • They could also progress to the National Certificate in Administration and/or Business at SCQF level 5 or onto National Courses in Administration and/or Business Management at Higher level.


The NPA requires completion of four Units; one mandatory Unit and three optional Units. The Units are taken from the Administration NC and Business NC frameworks.

Understanding Business

Management of Marketing and Operations or Management of People and Finance

IT Solutions for Administrators

Communication in Administration

There is no external exam