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Office Administration - Medical Secretary

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

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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course will provide students with the secretarial skills/medical terminology required to perform tasks with a high level of proficiency in a modern office environment or medical practice.

What will you Study?

Research and Study Skills 5N3113
Accounting, Manual and Computerised
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Word Processing 5N1358
Safety and health
Business Law 5N2091
Mathematics
Information and Administration 5N1389
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.

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

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
BBSSX 5M1997

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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Clerical & Administration
Medical & Healthcare
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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