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Well in school you should try do a practical subject and get used to working with your hands. Physics is another subject that would be of benefit. It would help in the theory exams that you complete after each of the off the job training modules.
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Kerry College of Further Education

Kerry College of Further Education


 

Office Administration & Computer Applications


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

 
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Description...
This one year programme is the ideal programme for those who wish to work in an office environment. It equips participants with the essential ICT skills to pursue office based careers requiring a high degree of skill in computer applications.

This course qualifies you to work as an administrator, office manager, receptionist, personal assistant, clerical officer, customer service executive etc. Graduates of other disciplines often pursue this course as it provides the practical computer and administrative skills needed to enhance employment prospects.

 

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.

Information & Administration (with reception)
Text Production with Touch Typing
Word Processing (MS Word)
Database (Ms Access)
Spreadsheets
Manual & Computerised Bookkeeping
Communications
Work Experience

 

Important: 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.

 

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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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BBSSX 

5M1997