Madras College

NPA in Business and IT

The National Progression Award (NPA) in Business with Information Technology at SCQF level 6 provides learners with the fundamental business and information technology skills that they will need for employment and/or further study.


This NPA will develop learners’ problem solving and information technology skills and enable them to be more confident in the use of software application packages for administrative and business purposes. It will also develop an awareness of issues facing organisations today.


At Madras College, we present learners for this NPA if they study both Business Management and Administration & IT at either National 5 (level 5) or Higher (level 6). Learners need to pass the following units to achieve the NPA, the equivalent of an additional National 5 or Higher qualification at Grade C.


Business Management

  • Understanding Business
  • Management of Marketing and Operations


Administration and IT

  • Communication in Administration
  • IT Solutions for Administrators