The department of Business & IT has a strong focus on developing transferable skills which will be of great value in both education and beyond. The department is fully equipped with a modern IT suite and offers young people the chance to study courses in a variety of courses. In the BGE all students will spend time in the department covering a range of business and IT based topics; there is a particular focus on the development of IT skills and lessons are designed to use online and PC based resources wherever appropriate. In the final year of the BGE students can choose to specialise in either Administration & IT or Business Management (or both); these courses lead to National and Higher qualifications in the senior phase. The department takes advantage wherever possible of links to local business organisations and a variety of trips and masterclasses take place across all year groups including talks from local entrepreneurs, visits to Highland Fling and Errichel and an annual outing to the Royal Highland Show to see a variety of business organisations in action.