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Computerised Office Skills - Medical Secretary

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Clarin College Athenry

Clarin College Athenry
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This one year course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in business, legal or medical administration. It is designed to prepare people for employment as secretaries in legal, medical, commercial and industrial companies as well as in the public service. This course is ideal for students wishing to achieve a high level of proficiency in secretarial and administration skills.

What will you Study?

Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Word Processing 5N1358
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Medical Terminology 5N2428
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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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To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BBSSX 5M1997

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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Computers & ICT
Clerical & Administration
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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