QQI Level 5 – Office Administration – Code 5M1997
1 year Full-time


Are you a skilled multitasker with a passion for organization? Do you want to build a career in the exciting and dynamic field of office administration? Our Executive Secretary/PA course is perfect for you! This hands-on course prepares students for employment opportunities in any administrative setting by providing a broad and balanced program, while allowing for individuality through the selection of elective modules. Our specialist modules allow students to focus on their chosen area of interest, whether it’s medical or legal settings, financial services such as insurance companies or banks, or social media administration.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or equivalent is advised, and mature students with work/life experience will also be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Programme of Study

Elective Modules

  • Medical Terminology/Helix Practice Manager
  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Information & Administration
  • Database Methods
  • Text Production
  • Audio Transcription

Core Modules

  • Spreadsheets
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

Work Experience

A two week placement is incorporated into this course.

Career Opportunities

Our Executive Secretary/PA course provides students with the IT and administrative skills required to build a successful career in the exciting profession of office administration. Graduates are well-prepared for roles as professional executive assistants, legal or medical secretaries, banking or insurance administrators, and even professional administrators in social media sectors. With our course, you’ll gain the skills to support the integration of office applications and social media in a business context, giving you a competitive edge in today’s job market.


Upon successful completion of our Executive Secretary/PA course, students can progress to the Certificate in Administration Level 6 available in the College, or to Institutes of Technology and Universities. Examples of progression courses include:

  • DIT, DT315 Business Studies
  • IT Tallaght, TA111 Accounting and Finance
  • IADT, DL823 Business Studies – Entrepreneurship and Management

Join us to gain the skills and knowledge to pursue a successful career in office administration!