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Office Administration / Reception

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Drogheda Institute of Further Education

Drogheda Institute 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 one year business course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in administration and reception. Opportunities arise in a wide variety of different office environments including legal, medical, Civil Service, commercial and educational. Modules such as text production, bookkeeping, payroll and office administration provide graduates with essential skills required by busy office environments. This course also provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue Degree programmes in Institutes of Technology and Universities or for those who wish to progress onto DIFEs Level 6 Business programme.

What will you Study?

Word Processing 5N1358
Text Production 5N1422
Work Experience 5N1356
Information and Administration 5N1389
Communications 5N0690
Computer Applications
Medical Terminology 5N2428
Customer Service 5N0972
Audio Transcription 5N154
Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
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.

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BBSSX 5M1997

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