Certificate in Secretarial Administration

Our Office Administration Courses are designed to meet administration requirements across many sectors, particularly Legal and Medical, while also offer education progression to degree level.

Certificate in Secretarial Administration

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary practical and interpersonal skills to work successfully in the administration/reception areas of small to large size business entities.

This course not only equips the learner with the administrative and IT skills needed to work in a modern office but also develops transversal skills which are sought after by employers today. In addition, the Customer Service and Reception and Frontline Skills modules equip the learner knowledge, skill and competence required to work effectively and efficiently in front office areas dealing with customers across a range of industries.

Key Information
QQI Level 5
1 Year
Full time
QQI Level 5 Award 5M1997
September 2022 - May 2023
Course requirements
  • Applicants should have Leaving Cert standard or equivalent
  • Mature Applicants welcome
  • All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry
  • Use of a computer / laptop and Wi-Fi is desirable
Course modules
  • Customer Service
  • Information & Administration
  • Text production
  • Word Processing
  • Audio Transcription
  • Reception & Front Line Office
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Work Experience / Personal and Professional Development
  • Maths (Optional)
  • European Language (Optional)
Education Progression

Students may progress within Rathmines College to our QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business.

QQI Level 5 Certificate holders may also apply to a wide variety of Higher Education colleges through CAO.

Work Experience

Work experience is an essential part of all our programmes. The College encourages students in finding suitable work placements and monitors and assesses their performance in the work place.

Career Opportunites

Office Administration graduates are very successful in gaining employment in a range of sectors. Popular career routes include legal administration, working in law firms, medical administration with many graduates working in leading hospitals and medical practices. Skills learned through Office Administration are very versatile with many sectors in constant need of administration staff.


The Legal Office and Administration course has given me a good grounding in all the skills necessary for working in an office. I highly recommend Rathmines College.
Saoirse Stack
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