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Ormonde College of Further Education

Ormonde College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1997 OA5
QQI Award Code 5M1997 Office Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a one-year, full-time course for those interested in working in business environment or want to gain an qualification before advancing to third level.

What will you Study?

The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision providing administration services and support in a range of office administration contexts or to progress to further/higher studies.

Information and Administration 5N1389
Text Production 5N1422
Word Processing 5N1358
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Audio Transcription 5N1549
Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546
Reception and Frontline Office Skills 5N1407
Computer Applications 4N1112
Information Technology Skills 4N1125
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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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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