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Work hard, it is important to have a good work ethic and to always be open to facing new challenges. An open mind is very important as the financial services industry is one that has undergone and will continue to undergo many changes. An appetite for learning is also very important as the need to broaden ones knowledge is paramount.
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Office Administration & Computer Applications

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

This one year programme is the ideal programme for those who wish to work in an office environment. It equips participants with the essential ICT skills to pursue office based careers requiring a high degree of skill in computer applications.

This course qualifies you to work as an administrator, office manager, receptionist, personal assistant, clerical officer, customer service executive etc. Graduates of other disciplines often pursue this course as it provides the practical computer and administrative skills needed to enhance employment prospects.

What will you Study?

Information and Administration 5N1389
Text Production 5N1422
Word Processing 5N1358
Database Methods (Ms Access)
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BBSSX 5M1997

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