Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

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Aidan Maher

Site Manager - Grad Entry

Construction Industry Federation

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Try gain experience in some area of construction if possible to see if it’s for you. If you’re interested in a 9-5 job this is not for you!

If you like meeting with new people each day and dealing with issues which they may have regarding the project this is a good job for you. If you like to take charge of situations then this is also a good role for you to take on.
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Enniscorthy Vocational College

Enniscorthy Vocational College

Office Administration with Reception Skills


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

 
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Description...
This is an intensive one year QQI Level 5 certificate course, which will provide learners with a broad range of business and technical skills incorporating all aspects of modern office technology.

It is designed for learners at entry level and those wishing to upskill and re-enter the workforce. This course is developed to enable learners to progress directly into employment in a business environment

 

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.

Reception & Frontline Office Skills
Information & Administration
Work Experience
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Desktop Publishing
Spreadsheets
Text Production with Data Entry
Database
Word Processing
Communications
Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised

 

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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5M1997