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Business Administration/Office Technology Studies

Business Administration/Office Technology Studies

Business Administration/Office Technology Studies

Course Code: 5M2468

QQI Level 5

Course Details

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Business & Secretarial Studies €250.00 Open - Apply Now

Course Outline

To provide students with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of information and communications technology
and practical typing and audio secretarial skills required in the performance of a broad range of administrative, secretarial and organizational tasks. Excellent career opportunities and further education advancements for successful graduates.


Work Experience

Work experience takes place one day per week throughout the academic year in local offices where future contacts with prospective employers can be established.

Special Features

Learn to use a wide range of office technology confidently including Tas Books, Database and Internet, and develop speed in accurate typing. Enhance communication & presentation skills using Powerpoint and Data projectors.
Regular visits and presentations from HR departments from large businesses, banks and others from the local business sector.

Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.

Please Note

Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.

Course Modules

To equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to perform audio transcription tasks, using a range of input devices, to produce mailable standard documents.
Learn how to produce and maintain accurate bookkeeping records for a range of organisations, using manual and computerised systems.
To equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the administration requirements of a range of organisations to enable the learner to operate effectively under supervision in a variety of administration contexts.
This programme module aims to facilitate the learner to develop the academic, vocational & personal language, literacy and/or numeracy skills related to Communications. It will assist the learner in understanding the use of modern information and communications technology integrated with the role played by communications and relevant legislation in human interaction.
Using Microsoft Access, Learn how to create and modify databases under limited supervision.
To equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to produce a range of documents to a mailable standard, within a minimum speed of 35 words per minute.
To enable learners to develop their word processing skills, understanding and application of word processing software and file management techniques.
This programme module aims to provide a Learner with the personal knowledge, skills and capacity to participate in a suitable work placement under supervision for a limited time. It will also facilitate the learner to develop an understanding of the world of work and employment, Including the rights and responsibilities of both employer and employee.

Progression Routes

The holder of a QQI Level 5 Certification may progress to a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration, complete Pitman Medical Secretary Diploma, Business Administration Course, Business in Computer Applications in GMIT.

Opportunities open to students who did not achieve the desired Leaving Certificate to allow entry to your desired course from the CAO system, you can have the opportunity to achieve up to 400 points in a PLC Legal Secretary/Medical Secretary or Business Administration and Office Technology Course and gain access to 3rd Level or for mature students who did not complete a Leaving Certificate to gain access to 3rd Level. You will be equipped with typing skills, audio transcription skills, proficiency in various software packages, training on the completion of assignments and projects at a professional level, effective communication skills and collaborative work.

Career Opportunities

Having qualified with a Legal Secretary/Medical Secretary or Business Administration and Office Technology Course QQI Level 5 you can gain employment as a Legal Secretary in a Solicitors Office, Medical Secretary in a Hospital, Doctors Office, Clerical Officer in the Public Service, Receptionist, Office Administrator in Hotels, employment in office administration positions in businesses and multinational companies.

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