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Paul Meany

School Principal

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  Paul Meany

Need to have a belief about the value of the sort of education provided by the school to which you are applying.

Need to be able to cope with ambivalence - being leader in the school is not a black and white thing.

Need to believe in people, whether it is staff or students.

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Tullow Community School

Tullow Community School

Office Administration


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

 
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Description...
This course is highly intensive and is open to Post Leaving Certificate Students and Mature Students.

 

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.

Text Production
Audio-Typewriting
Word Processing (Levels 5 & 6)
Work Experience
Communications
French or German
Computer Applications (Database, Spreadsheet, Desktop Publishing)
Manual and Computerised Accounts
Office and Administration and Text Entry

 

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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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5M1997