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Office Administration - Medical

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Office Administration - Medical

Course Code: CI061BL
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration
QQI Code: 5M1997
Duration: 1 Year
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Executive Personal Assistant
Office Administration - Medical

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
This course is designed to provide students with a broad and balanced skills base to enable them to work in an administrative area in any business sector. Students pursuing the Executive Personal Assistant stream will also study other modules to complement the core modules for preparation for employment as a Personal Assistant. A range of organisation skills, software applications and key communication skills, both written and verbal also feature in the course. The student is introduced to the world of legal and medical practice. Legal Studies/Business Law enables students to get an overview of legal principles and legal procedures. Medical terminology provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to pursue an administrative career in healthcare or related fields.

Course Content

  • Information and Administration
  • Word Processing
  • Medical Terminology
  • Communications
  • Database Methods
  • Business Law/Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Text Production
  • Audio Transcription
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Work Experience
  • Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised


Career Opportunities
This course equips students with the qualifications and skills for employment in office administration. The specialist modules enhances employment opportunities to work at Personal Assistant level.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: : Graduates of this course may progress to the FETAC/QQI level 6 Certificate in Administration and IT for Business or the level 6 Business Studies course, both available at Cavan Institute.
Elsewhere: Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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