Fulltime Classroom Business and administration and law

Office Administration with IT

Programme Aim
This one-year Level 5 Award course is designed to provide learners with a high level of proficiency in administrative, business and IT skills. It caters for those at entry level or those wishing to upskill and/or change career/return to the workplace. Learners will develop general office skills and become technically proficient in an administration / office environment. Once this course is completed learners would be ready to go straight into employment if they wish, or pursue further education in a related area.

Career Opportunities
Schools, Hospitals
Corporate/Business settings
Government agencies
Legal and medical offices

Higher Education Progression
Learners can pursue further qualifications at Level 6, 7 or 8. A Career Guidance Counsellor is available throughout the year for one-to-one mentoring and to assist with applications to further education facilities.

Work Placement
Learners must find and complete work experience placements in the business area – this will consist of a 2-week block, at a specified period during the academic year. This enables learners to gain valuable experience in the sector preparing them for employment.

Target Award

QQI Office Administration – 5M1997

Start Date: 09-09-2024 Hours/week: 33 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 38 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners)
*Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Work Experience Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
English As A Second Language English as a Second Language (5N1632) QQI
Word Processing Word Processing (5N1358) QQI
Database Methods (Community) Database Methods (5N0783) QQI
Communications 5N0690 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Spreadsheet Methods – 5N1977 Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977) QQI
Payroll Manual And Computerised-5N1546 Payroll Manual & Computerised (5N1546) QQI
Business Administration Skills 5N1610 Business Administration Skills (5N1610) QQI
Business English Business English (4N1108) QQI
Taxation Taxation (5N1421) QQI
Learners will have acquired the knowledge skills and competencies in the theory and practice in this vocational area.


Wexford College of FET


Whitemill Industrial Estate, Y35 XR22


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen
  • Tea/Coffee Making

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Michael Weafer