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There is no special talent required to do what I do and there are many capable of doing it. The first requirement is an ability to communicate with people, including listening skills. The second requirement is common sense. Unfortunately that can't be learned or purchased - you either have it or you don't. The third requirement is an interest in people.
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GC220
Office Administration

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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185

2014 Points

185

Change from 2013: 

185

Points History:

2013 -
2012 - 335
2011 - New 2012

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This course will enable students to become proficient at IT Skills and Business Administration, and to have a working knowledge of a range of related skills including Business Computing, Fundamentals of Accounting, Communication and Customer Care and Business Management.


 
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The role of the administrator has changed over the last number of years and now encompasses the whole of Office Management. The course has been designed to equip students with the knowledge and practical skills required to commence employment on completion or as a basis for progression to higher professional or academic studies.

 
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GC220 - Office Administration
Griffith College. Cork

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GC220 - Office Administration
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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This course will accept any FETAC Major award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to view a list of FETAC courses that are from the same career sector. Note you can expand the list by using the filters on the list page.

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Essential Module Requirements:
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Graduates may take up positions in office administration, office management or secretarial roles on completion of the Certificate in Office Administration.



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