QQI Level 5 – Office Administration – Code 5M1997
1 year Full-time (Mornings with two afternoons)


Join our Legal Secretary Administrator programme and prepare for employment opportunities in any administrative setting. Develop a broad and balanced programme while selecting elective modules based on your chosen area of interest. Our specialist modules allow you to specialize in executive secretary/personal assistant roles, medical or legal settings, financial services such as insurance companies or banks, social media sector, and more.

This course is designed to provide you with the IT and administrative skills required to build a career in this exciting profession. Learn about legal practice and procedures, database methods, information and administration, text production, spreadsheets, word processing, communications, and work experience.

Entry Requirements          

  • Leaving Certificate or its equivalent is advised
  • Mature students are welcome to apply. Work/life experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Programme of Study

Elective Modules

  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Database Methods
  • Information & Administration
  • Text Production
  • Audio Transcription

Core Modules

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

Employment and Career Opportunities

After completing the programme, there are many employment and career opportunities available for legal secretaries, medical secretaries, professional executive assistants, banking or insurance administrators, social media sector administrators, and professional administrators in any office business.


Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to further studies 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