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Kevin Moran

Insurance Administrator

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Work hard, it is important to have a good work ethic and to always be open to facing new challenges. An open mind is very important as the financial services industry is one that has undergone and will continue to undergo many changes. An appetite for learning is also very important as the need to broaden ones knowledge is paramount.
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New Ross Vocational College

New Ross Vocational College

Office Administration


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

 
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Description...
This QQI Level 5 course will equip students with recognised training which will help them to serve in a variety of challenging positions in Secretarial and Office Administration environments. Students will be enabled to develop a high level of computer and office skills.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updted and to meet demands.

Bookkeeping - Manual & Computerised
Communications
Information & Administration
Front Office Skills
Text Production
Word processing
Text Production/Audio Transcription
Spreadsheets

 

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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