Office Administration (with Medical Terminology)


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration 

Programme Coordinator:  Laura Seoighe

Award Code:  5M1997

Programme Description:

This course has been designed to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision providing administration services and support in a range of office administration contexts or to progress to further/higher level studies.

Component Awards:

  • Information and Administration (5N1389)
  • Text Production (5N1422)
  • Word Processing (5N1358)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Audio Transcription (5N1549)
  • Medical Terminology (5N2428)
  • Reception and Frontline Office Skills (5N1407)
  • Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised (5N1354)
  • Payroll Manual and Computerised (5N1546)
  • Database Methods (5N0783)

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an interview.
  • Mature applicants will be assessed on their relevant work experience.


  • Opportunities to progress to a range of business and related programmes at further and higher education.
  • Opportunities to work in a wide range of organisations such as medical centres, doctors’ surgeries, banks, commercial companies, hotels and local authorities in administration, reception, retail and clerical positions.


Approximately €160 to cover the costs of textbooks, materials and examination fees.