This course is a one year intensive programme in office technology. It is designed for mature students and for those who may have left the world of work and who now wish to return. Students cover computer applications most commonly used in the workplace today. Classes are held mornings only from 9.30 am – 1.00 pm.
The aim of the course is to provide students with skills, training and confidence that will enable them to pursue a career in the modern office environment. Successful students will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration. All students complete a two week work experience placement as part of their studies on this course.
Successful graduates of this course may progress to a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business here at Castlebar College of Further Education. Employment opportunities include working in office administration and IT positions in the public or private sector. Other options would include level 7 and level 8 courses at many Institutes of Technology.
Any of the following would satisfy entry requirements
- Leaving Certificate/LCVP or Leaving Certficate Applied
- A FETAC Level 4 qualification
- Mature students (age 23+) are also welcome to apply. For mature students, life experience may be sufficient.