Legal And Medical Secretary/Office Administration

What is Legal And Medical Secretary?

This one-year business course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in administration and reception. Opportunities arise in a wide variety of different office environments including legal, medical, and civil service, commercial and educational. Modules such as text production, reception, information and administration etc. provide graduates with essential skills required by busy office environments. This course also provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue degree programmes in institutes of technology and universities or to obtain a place on level 6 business programmes.

course content

The following modules will be offered in 2019 subject to availability and demand:

• Information and Administration

• Communications

• Reception and Frontline Office Skills

• Work Experience

• Text Production

• Spreadsheet Methods

• Medical terminology

• Word Processing

• Legal practice and procedures

• Safety and health at work

• Customer Service 

• Retail selling



QQI Level 5 in Office Administration 5M1997

Career opportunities

This course enables graduates to take up employment in any business sector, including legal, medical, commercial, financial and educational offices. Graduates may also progress to QQI Level 6 or advance to degree programmes in DIT, Maynooth University, Athlone IT, Blanchardstown IT, NUIG (Shannon), Marino Institute of Education, American College, Dun Laoghaire IADT. as well as a whole range of courses in IT colleges around the country.

Higher Education Progression

Dundalk IT: DK615 Front Office Management and Business Administration (Level 6, 2 Years)

Maynooth: MH101 Arts with Business (Level 8, 3 Years) DBS: DB583 Legal and Business Studies (Level 7, 3 Years)

NUIG: GY261 Business Studies in International Hotel Management (Shannon) (Level 8, 4 Years)

Entry requirements

Leaving Cert or LCA. Mature Students of all backgrounds. Other equivalent qualification. All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.