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Kinsale College of Further Education

Kinsale College of Further Education

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 specially designed for anyone who wishes to return to work or up-skill but also anyone wishing to progress to 3rd Level in Business related courses. The programme concentrates on the practical elements of Office Administration. The graduate from this course will have the QQI level 5 Certification and ECDL Certification (Optional).

This course is tailored to meet the needs of the ever-changing business and IT industry. We pride ourselves on supporting the needs of all students irrespective of their initial computer knowledge. The atmosphere in this learning environment is friendly, enthusiastic and supportive.

 

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.

Bookkeeping (Manual & Computerised) 5N1354
Payroll (Manual & Computerised) 5N1546
Word-processing 5N1358
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Text Production 5N1422
Information & Administration 5N1389
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356

 

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Progression Routes

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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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