Further Education

Further Education 2023-2024

Office Administration - Secretarial 5M1997

You will gain a comprehensive training in modern office skills and acquire a full working knowledge of the most modern business equipment and procedures.

This course is designed to
  • Provide a comprehensive training in modern office skills

  • Provide a full working knowledge of the most modern business equipment and procedures.

  • Enable the student acquire practical skills & competencies that are in demand in the labour market.

entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent.

  • Mature applicants welcome

  • Pre-entry guidance meeting

Course Content

Information & Administration 5N1389

Text Production 5N1422

Word Processing 5N1358

Work Experience 5N1356

Communications 5N0690

Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised 5N1354

Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977

Data Entry 4N1113

Computer Application 4N1112

How the course is taught

GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners

  • We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.

  • Whenever possible we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable.

  • We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

  • Software used: Windows XP, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, TAS Books, MS PowerPoint and MS Publisher


Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module .


QQI Level 5 Award in Office Administration (5M1997)

Progression to Higher Education
Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this course may gain employment in modern offices as a Secretary, Receptionist, Typist, Personal Assistant (PA) or Office Administrator

Student Contribution

Student Services Fee: €175

Adult Education

Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.


This is a full-time, one-year course and runs from September to May

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Please Note

GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.