Parttime Classroom Business and administration and law

Skills to Compete Reception and Frontline Office Skills – Evenings

The aim of the programme is to enable the learner develop the knowledge, skills and competence required to carry out reception-related tasks and operations as a front line representative in a range of organisations.

Start Date: 24-09-2024 Hours/week: 06 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 9 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
Applicants should have achieved a minimum of a QQI Level 4 Major Award or its equivalent.

Age Requirements
Applicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age.

Learning Aptitude
Good numerical and communication skills are essential, including verbal and written command of the English language.

Previous Experience

Module Award Body
Reception And Frontline Office Skills Reception & Frontline Office Skills (5N1407) QQI
On completion of the Training Programme, learners will be able to:

1- Examine the skills, functions and responsibilities of a receptionist or front line office representative within an organisation.

2- Outline the products, services, key policies, structures and personnel of an organisation.

3- Explore the range of telecommunications network equipment used within a reception and or front office context, to include, telephone management systems, electronic directories and computer networks.

4- Source information from the internet, reservation systems, postal services, call and or courier logs and messaging service.

5- Explain a range of telephone communications terms.

6- Outline aspects of safety and health at work legislation pertaining to working within a reception context including security and emergency procedure requirements.

7- Identify the process for the flow of information to and from an organisation and sources of reference or information within an organisation.

8- Plan a reception layout and describe office equipment in the reception area.

9- Apply a range of communication skills including personal, interpersonal and technological proficiencies using effective tone, pitch, use of voice and body language.

10- Operate a range of equipment in the reception area to include a telecommunications system, an intercom, pager, a computerised data entry system, electronic diary, photocopier, scanner and postal automation equipment.

11- Produce reception material to include notices, inventory of equipment, stock requisitions, petty cash system, diary, post log, visitors log and telephone messages.

12- Respond quickly in pressurized reception related circumstances requiring fast and efficient comeback.

13- Display a professional approach to receiving visitors, use effective customer service skills, upkeep of visitors┬┐ log book, use initiative around unexpected visitors and maintain composure when dealing with complaints.

14- Present a range of documents including order form, invoices and processing travel expenses.

15- Apply a range of general administrative skills within the reception and or front office context, to include filing, booking and preparing for board meetings or conferences, organising visitors waiting area, arranging appointments, preparing an itinerary, making reservations, providing information to visitors, ordering stationery, dealing with incoming and outgoing postal dispatches and courier services.


Waterford Training Centre


Industrial Estate, Cork Road, Waterford, X91 PX02


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Teresa Greene Catherine Prendergast


051 301564/ 051 301593