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Executive Secretary/PA

Course No 135


One Year Full-time Course


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration 5M1997

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants practical experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. All applicants whose first language is not English will be required to take an English test before being accepted for the course.

Duration: one year

Certification: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration 5M1997


Work Placement

Students will complete a two week work placement in a business environment in order to gain first-hand experience.

Course Aims

This course is of value to those who are interested in working as an executive secretary/personal assistant. It is very varied and will  give you the IT and administrative skills required to build a career in this exciting profession.


Course Content Overview (or Year One)

  • Text Production
  • Word Processing
  • Information Administration
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Legal Practice & Procedures
  • Medical Terminology
  • Audio Transcription

Future Prospects

As a graduate of this course you can pursue a career as an executive secretary/personal assistant in a business environment.

Students who have attained their full QQI Level 5 award may have an opportunity to progress to the QQI Level 6 Marketing with Event Management in Marino College. In addition they can also apply to continue further study through the QQI link scheme to progress to Higher Education in a third level college