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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Administration - Advanced

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

North Connaught College
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of persons wanting a career in the administration of business or other organisations. This course is a Level 6 award and will follow naturally from the level 5 business course.

Class based tuition is supplemented by the students own learning at home or in the college computer rooms, working in small groups outside of class time and attendance at tutorials. Work placement is a necessary part of this course.

What will you Study?

Word processing
Business management
Managing people
Spreadsheet methods
Computerised accounts
Payroll
Work Experience
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:

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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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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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