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Mayo College of Further Education & Training (Ballina Campus) Office Administration

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Course Code:
QQI - Level 5

Course Aim

This course primarily focuses on preparation for work in an office environment, but many students use it as a stepping stone for entry to third level courses in the areas of business, computers and accountancy. Work placement is a mandatory element to the course and allows students to gain up to 3 weeks experience in a busy office environment. Some students also use this course as useful preparation for subsequent third level studies.

Course Content

Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Information & Administration 5N1389
Text Production 5N1422
Word Processing 5N1358
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
The Internet 5N1611


Upon successful completion of this course, learners may be eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities.


A Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent is required, although exceptions are given to mature students who are over 23 years of age.

Acceptance to the course is subject to interview.

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