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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute Office Administration for Business, Legal and Medical Practices

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Course Code:
QQI - Level 5

Course Aim

This course will equip students with an exemplary standard of administrative skills, encompassing business, legal, medical and essential IT skills for the contemporary workplace. Students gain a range of transversal skills such as organisational, interpersonal, and communication skills, which are sought after by employers. Through the Legal Practice and Procedures module, students are given an overview of legal structures in Ireland, its court system and branches of Civil and Criminal Law, which will enable them to progress to work as a legal administrator. The Medical Terminology module equips students with the knowledge, skill and competence in the use of such terminology, enabling them to work as a medical receptionist or administrator role in medical practice, clinic or hospital context.

Course Content
Information and Administration
Word Processing
Text Production
Legal Practice and Procedures
Medical Terminology
Work Experience
Digital Presentation Skills
Spreadsheets Methods


One of the following:

  • Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP, LCA) or equivalent
  • A Full QQI Level 4 Award (or equivalent)
  • For Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) – appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

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