Certificate in Secretarial Administration

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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.

Please note: some courses may involve remote teaching next year depending on Covid and the instruction from the HSE.

Key Information
QQI Level 5
1 Year
QQI Level 5 Award 5M1997
September 2022 - May 2023
Course requirements
  • Leaving Cert standard of education
  • Mature Applicants welcome.
  • All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry.
  • All applicants will be interviewed.
Course modules
  • Customer Service
  • Information & Administration
  • Text production
  • Word Processing
  • Audio Transcription
  • Reception & Front Line Office
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Work Experience
  • Language (Optional)
Education Progression

QQI Level 5 Award holders may progress to QQI Advanced Administration Certificate Level 6 – Business within Rathmines College. QQI Level 5 Award holders are eligible to apply to a wide variety of Higher Education Colleges – see www.cao.ie and www.qqi.ie.

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

Students who successfully complete this course are equipped to seek employment at administrative level in a range of busines environments.


The 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
My experience with Rathmines College has been very fulfilling and imperative to my career development. The things I learned during my college experience will undoubtedly be very useful in the future. I met many great teachers which were always happy to assist.
Yulissa Strulya
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