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Office Administration

This course is specially designed for anyone who wishes to return to work or up-skill but also anyone wishing to progress to 3rd Level in Business related courses. The programme concentrates on the practical elements of Office Administration. The graduate from this course will have the QQI level 5 Certification.
Course Hours:Timetables vary from year to year please contact the college directly for detailed timetable information
Course Code:5M1997
Entry requirements:1. Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered
in lieu of formal qualifications.
2. All applicants will be required to attend an interview
3. An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the minimum entry requirements
set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview
Course Duration:1 year
Commencement Date:September 2024
Course Co-Ordinator: Ms. Valerie Foley
Contact information:kinsalecampus@corketb.ie
Office Administration Kinsale Campus

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Career Opportunities


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Various employment opportunities in Office Administration, Front Office, Reception, Medical Receptionist and Personal Assistant positions, Clerical Officer positions in the Public Sector and Civil Service.



Education Progression Opportunities


Students who successfully complete the Level 5 Award in Office Administration will be eligible to apply for the Level 6 Award.

Courses under the Pilots Link Scheme and also under the (CCPS) Cork Colleges Progression Scheme 2012 include:

• Bachelor of Business in Business Administration CR021 | www.cit.ie
• Bachelor of Business Administration CR022 | www.cit.ie
• Bachelor of Business Information Systems CK203 | www.cit.ie
• EOD Business Studies for Mature Student – Higher Certificate in Business (over 23′s only) 


Work Placement/Experience

SAGE Quick-pay and Tas Books

Participants will be required to undertake 60 hours of work placement in a suitable area. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.

Other Information 
Selected students have the opportunity to participate in the Pitstop and Frontrunner Leadership Programmes from Common Purpose.

SAGE Quick-pay and Tas Books are software packages used in this course. Students may need to satisfy a Maths requirement for entry to CR021 Business Administration in CIT: Leaving Cert Higher or Ordinary Level Maths or Maths@QQI Level 5.  

FIT (Fast-Track in IT):
Kinsale College is working closely and providing students with direct contact and support with FIT. Their mission is to promote an inclusive Smart Economy by creating a fast-track to marketable technical skills for those at risk of unemployment.

They will help students prepare CV’s, do mock interviews and provide continuous support and guidance to all students doing Office Administration. This is at no extra cost to students.

Medical Package Socrates Software

Students are introduced to this practice management software package to learn to seamlessly manage a medical/dentist practice, record appointments and track documentation. It allows users to manage every aspect of the surgery both from the administrative side to the clinical side. Students will see first-hand the benefits of this system and it will provide students with the skills and knowledge of the Socrates software. This course is ideal for students interested in working in the area of Medical Administration.

Guest Speakers, workshops and company visits organized throughout the year. 


Students are given the opportunity to apply for the Erasmus programme where they can complete their work experience abroad through the Erasmus programme.

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Student Experiences

“I applied to do the Office Administration QQI Level 5 course as I wanted to change my direction in my career and learn new skills. I had virtually no experience of accounting before doing the course. It was a fantastic learning experience in a unique and intimate learning environment. Within three months of completing this course I have landed a great office management/ accounting position with a local company... I am absolutely thrilled. Thank you Kinsale College for helping me reinvent myself in a new career.”
Maria Cannon 2016 Graduate in Office Administration
“While attending Kinsale College I completed courses in Office Administration & Computer Skills and the Advanced Certificate in Business Management. The relaxed learning environment and support of lecturers contributed towards a very positive experience. On completion of the courses there were numerous further educational opportunities available through the CAO, College Links System and by Direct Application to Third Level Institutes. I found the courses covered a wide range of subjects and gave me a great understanding and foundation to progress to third level education in Business Studies in CIT.”
Michael Murphy, 4th year degree business student, CIT