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I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.

It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.
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Office Administration with Reception Skills

Course Code(s):  5M1997
QQI Award Code:  5M1997 Office Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Colaiste Ide 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

Students will acquire the necessary skills to become proficient in modern office technology and in addition acquire a minimum speed of 35 words per minute. The aim of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence required to carry out reception front office related tasks and operations while providing effective customer service in a range of organisations. They will also gain the knowledge and skills required for effective office administration.

What will you Study?

Information and Administration 5N1389
Text Production 5N1422
Customer Service 5N0972
Database Methods 5N0783
Reception and Frontline Office Skills 5N1407
Work Experience 5N1356
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Word Processing 5N1358
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
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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