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Office Administration

Course Code(s):  5M1997
QQI Award Code:  5M1997 Office Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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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 aims to provide students with the skills necessary to meet the demands of working within a modern day office. Students are trained to a high level of competency in current office technology. The course is designed to include a variety of subjects which will provide the essential skills to equip our students with the means to work in a variety of administrative areas.

We also see Gap Year Students as an important part of our target market. A year spent on this course would provide potential college students with a wide variety of useful ICT and Presentation skills and how to research, plan and complete projects, making the transition from to school to college life much easier.

What will you Study?

Online Security
IT Security
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Database Methods
Word Processing 5N1358
Presentation and Drawing
Computer Essentials
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BBSSX 5M1997

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