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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute

Business Secretarial - Office Administration


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

 
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Description...
You will gain a comprehensive training in modern office skills and acquire a full working knowledge of the most modern business equipment and procedures.

 

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 5N1389
Text Production 5N1422
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised 5N1354
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Data Entry

Optional Modules
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module .Microsoft Office Specialist Certification is awarded in Excel, Access, Word and Outlook

 

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