QQI LEVEL 5 COURSES
No CAO points requirement!
Applications Open for September 2023
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|
|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 2022|
|Course Co-Ordinator:||Ms. Valerie Foley|
About The Course
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. This course is tailored to meet the needs of the ever-changing business and IT industry. We pride ourselves on supporting the needs of all students irrespective of their initial computer knowledge.
The atmosphere in this learning environment is friendly, enthusiastic and supportive. We welcome anyone who is seeking to learn for the first time, wanting to up-skill or re-train in this area, where job opportunities are widely available.
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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)
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.
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.