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Administration - PA - Advanced

Course Code(s):  6M5013
QQI Award Code:  6M5013 Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Cork College of Commerce

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Course overview

Course Code 6M5013
QQI Award Code 6M5013 Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This QQI Level 6 advanced certificate in Administration/PA builds on the knowledge of the QQI certificate Level 5 related courses and enables students to gain a more in depth knowledge of the legal arena. A background in business/legal administration subjects is advisable.

What will you Study?

Administration Practice 6N4169
Customer Service 6N0697
Word Processing 6N4977
Spreadsheets 6N4089
Human Resource Management 6N3750
Digital Presentation 5N0563
Audio Transcription 6N4185
or Communications 6N1950
Text Production 6N4945
or Front Office Skills 6N4186
Work Experience 6N1946
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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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
BAXXX 6M5013

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