• Code: SE
  • Certification: Level 5 Award in Office Administration (5M1997). 
  • Duration: One Year


This one-year Level 5 Award course is designed to provide learners with a high level of proficiency in administrative, business and IT skills. It caters for those at entry level or those wishing to upskill and/or change career. You will develop your general office skills and become technically proficient within the secretarial environment.

Programme of Study
  • Information & Administration
  • Word Processing 
  • Communications 
  • Work Experience 
  • Customer Service
  • Text Production with Data Entry
  • Audio Transcription
  • Database
  • Spreadsheets

     Components subject to change

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Leaving Certificate Applied with a merit profile
  • Full QQI Level 4 award with a merit profile
  • Mature applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Places are offered following successful interview.

Career Opportunities
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Corporate settings
  • Government agencies
  • Legal and medical offices
Higher Education Progression*

Athlone IT:

  • Business (AL 850)
  • Business & Law (AL 851)

IT Blanchardstown:

  • Business (BN 101)
  • Business & IT (BN 103)
  • International Business (BN110)


  • Management Advanced Certificate QQI Level 6 (6M4587).

Course Co-Ordinator

Geraldine Cromie

Where are they now?

My name is Katie Byrne and i graduated in Office Administration QQI Level 5 in 2016.  I found the course very helpful and interesting.  It has enabled me to pursue a career in Clerical Administration.  I got to meet and make new friends on the course with the same interests.

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