• 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 within the secretarial 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 with Data Entry
  • Audio Transcription
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database

     Components subject to change

Entry Requirements
  • One of the following:
    • Leaving Certificate (minimum of five
    06/H7’s or combination of five 06/
    H7’s) 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
    Places are offered following a successful
Career Opportunities
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Corporate settings
  • Government agencies
  • Legal and medical offices
Higher Education Progression*

Examples of potential courses include:
Management – Advanced Certificate
QQI Level 6 (6M4587)
• Athlone IT:
Business (AL850)
Business & Law (AL851)
• UCD:
Arts (DN520)
History (DN530)
• Marino Institute:
Education Studies

*Places are not guaranteed in these institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application. Information available also at www.cao.ie

Course Co-Ordinator

Mary Murphy

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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