Office Administration with Medical Terminology

Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration
Programme Co-ordinator: Laura Seoighe
Award Code: 5M1997
Course Code: 414119

Programme Description:

This course provides learners with the technical and interpersonal skills, medical terminology, and confidence to work in a variety of different professional health environments such as the HSE and doctors’ surgeries.

Component Awards:

  • Medical Terminology (5N2428)
  • Reception & Frontline Office Skills (5N1407)
  • Audio Transcription (5N1549)
  • Text Production (5N1422)
  • Word Processing (5N1358)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Information & Administration (5N1389)


Students who successfully complete this course may apply through the CAO or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of third-level courses.

A broad range of employment opportunities:

  • Consultant Secretary
  • Medical Secretary
  • General reception and clerical positions

“I chose to do the Office and Administration course. All the teachers have been amazing and they were always willing to help and just wanted the best for every student. I did all 10 of my modules, and particularly enjoyed Payroll. I found it very interesting, considering I never liked maths much, but it was taught in a much more interesting way, which made things easier to learn. I have had a very positive experience here in College of FET Kilkenny. I have gained so many new skills from completing the course that I can carry with me into the working world. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in the college and I couldn’t recommend it enough!”

Niamh – Office Administration with Medical Terminology