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Castlebar College of Further Education

Castlebar College of Further Education

Office Administration & Secretarial Studies


Course Code:  5M1997
Award Code(s):  5M1997
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is designed to equip students with the necessary Office Skills and knowledge of computer Applications used. In the administrative workplace. Learners will develop proficiency in Word Processing, Transcription, Letter Writing, Dealing with Telephone and E-mail Enquiries, Creating And Maintaining Filing Systems, Keeping Diaries and Arranging Meetings/appointments.

This course also suits Learners who wish to defer their College Place for a year and acquire good It skills to assist them in their future studies. All students complete a 2 week work experience placement as part of their studies on this course.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Word Processing
Text Production
Audio Transcription
Database Methods
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised
Payroll Manual and Computerised
Information and Administration
ustomer Service
Work Experience
Spreadsheets

 

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Progression Routes

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5M1997