Kerry CFE – Secretarial Studies – Medical/Legal – Level 5

Secretarial Studies – Medical/Legal - Level 5

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration (5M1997)

Kerry CFE

1 Year

Course Aims

This medical/legal secretarial course offers a skills set that is highly sought after by employers. There is a strong focus on developing the key computer and administrative skills necessary to be successful in any office setting. Specific training on audio-typing/digital dictation forms a core element of the course in line with current medical and legal industry needs.

Progression to Further Education & Higher Education

Graduates may progress within KCFE to the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration/Office Management. Those who complete their work experience in a dental reception area will have an advantage when applying for a place on the part-time Diploma in Dental Nursing in UCC. A number of past students have followed this career path. Alternatively, graduates may compete for places on a wide range of Higher Certificate and Honours Degrees in ITs and Universities.

Employment Prospects

Graduates can work in any office setting. Skills developed are very applicable to administration and receptionist roles in Medical Centres, Clinics, Hospitals (both private and public), GP Practices, Nursing Homes, Dental Reception areas, Special Care Facilities etc. Graduates may find work in the legal field e.g. offices of solicitors/other legal practitioners.


  • Text Production/Touch Typing
  • Information and Administration
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Audio Transcription
  • Database Methods
  • Spreadsheet Methods Options:
  1. Medical Terminology OR
  2. Legal Practice and Procedures


• Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 certificate

• or have reached the age of 18

• Mature student If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme.