Ballyfermot College of Further Education BCFE

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Business – Business with Medical Administration Level 5

Course Code BMC

NFQ Level 5

Duration 1 Year

QQI Code 5M2468

Award QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business

A one year course in Business Administration with medical terminology with a view to working as a medical secretary or receptionist.

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This course will introduce you to the area of business administration that has a specific focus on working in the medical sector.

It is designed especially if you would like to work in the secretarial/reception/administration side of the health sector, and pursue a career in administration in medical or dental surgeries, in hospitals or in care homes. This course will introduce you to the core theories and methodologies of business administration allied to the relevant health sector concepts and terminology. Medical terminology and audio transcripts are key modules which will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge for work in the health sector.

This course will also enable you to achieve the academic skills and knowledge necessary for further study and future employment in a number of business related areas. Work experience in a relevant area is an integral part of the course.

Course Content

  • Medical Terminology
  • Word Processing
  • Bookkeeping – Manual and Computerised
  • Customer Service
  • Text Production
  • Business Administration Skills
  • Audio Transcription
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Reception and Frontline
  • Office Skills

Entry Requirements

  • Five O6/H7 in Leaving Certificate/LCVP or a merit in Leaving Certificate Applied, or a relevant QQI level 4 Certificate. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+)


  • Graduates with a merit profile may apply for entry to the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business (BHND) at BCFE.
  • Graduates of this course may also apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to higher and advanced certificate and degree programmes at national Institutes of Technology, Technological Universities and Universities (applicants should confirm linked awards and eligibility requirements with the relevant Higher Education Institution).
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