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


(Mornings only )

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 in an administration / office environment. Ideally suited to those wishing to upskill and return to the workplace.

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

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Leaving Certificate or its equivalent. Extenuating circumstances may be considered
  • Leaving Certificate Applied
  • Full QQI Level 4 award
  • Mature Applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Places are offered following a successful interview.

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

Examples of potential courses include:

  • BIFE:

Management – Advanced Certificate QQI Level 6 (6M4587)

  • Athlone IT:

Business (AL850) Business & Law (AL851)

  • UCD:

Arts (DN520)

History (DN530)

  • Marino Institute:

Education Studies

Course Co-Ordinator

Niamh McCall

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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