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Office Technology Training

Course Code(s):  5M1997
QQI Award Code:  5M1997 Office Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Castlebar College of Further Education

Castlebar College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1997
QQI Award Code 5M1997 Office Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is a one year intensive course in Office Technology. It is designed for mature students and for those who may have left the world of work and now wish to return. Students will cover computer applications most commonly used in the workplace today.

Classes are held mornings only from 9.30 am 1.00 pm. The aim of this course is to provide students with skills, training and confidence that will enable them to pursue a career in the modern office environment. Successful students will be awarded with a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration

What will you Study?

Word Processing 5N1358
Text Production 5N1422
Audio Transcription 5N1549
Database Methods 5N0783
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546
Information and Administration 5N1389
Customer Service 5N0972
Work Experience 5N1356
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
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Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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BBSSX 5M1997

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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