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Business – Office Administration & IT Skills Level 5

Course Code: BOS

Duration: 1 Year

This 1-year course offers a good foundation in business, office administration and secretarial skills for work in modern business environment

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This one year course in Office Administration offers students a solid foundation in the exciting area of Business, Office and Administration Studies.  This varied and rewarding programme provides students with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the world of business and business practices and to develop the wide range of the skills needed to secure employment in a modern business or office environment.  This course combines the unique aspects of business knowledge with the practical IT and office skills required in today’s business world.

As part of the programme in Office Administration, students partake in modules specific to working in a range of business environments including Customer Service and Business Law. Students also learn practical technical skills in text production, word processing and spreadsheets.

An enjoyable aspect of this course is the out-of-college work experience undertaken by students.  Students participate in a two week work placement where they obtain real-world experience in Business and Office Environments.

The one year course in Office Administration would be an ideal choice for applicants who

  • Are looking for a recognised Business qualification – QQI level 5 Certificate
  • Want an exciting course that combines business knowledge with practical IT / office skills
  • Want to do a one year course to give them an introduction to business
  • Want a course that delivers business theory, practical skills together with hands on work experience


  • Information and Administration
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Text Production
  • Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience
  • Business Law
  • Bookkeeping – Manual and Computerised.
foundation in business, office administration and secretarial skills


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


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration 5M1997

Office Administration


Graduates may progress to courses in Higher Education Institutions on a competitive basis through the QQI Common Awards System (CAS). For information on the scheme see Higher Education Links Scheme.

Graduates with a merit profile may apply for entry to BTEC Higher National Diploma Courses in BCFE.

Suitable HND courses include:

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