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Kerry College of Further Education

Kerry College of Further Education


 

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...
The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence required to carry out reception related tasks and operations as a front line representative in a range of organisations. The course will focus on developing skills in graduates who would enjoy working with the public.

 

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 & Front Line Office Skills
Text Production/Typing
Database Methods
Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised
Customer Service
Information and Administration
Word Processing
Marketing Practice
Work Experience

 

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This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
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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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