Return to Learning with IT and Office Administration (QQI Level 4) - Full Time / Part Time

Programme Aim

The purpose of this full time/part time course is to enable the learner to develop the relevant knowledge skill and competence to use a range of skills and tools, under direction and with limited autonomy, in familiar situations. It enables the learner to participate in and contribute to modern society, to pursue a range of employment opportunities or to progress to further education or training. On successful completion of this course the learner will be a able to pursue a range of employment opportunities or progress to further education and training.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of either a QQI Level 3, Junior Certificate English or Maths (Ordinary level), Word Processing Level 3, or provide a working knowledge of English or Maths at this level. Included in the admission process is an interview, followed by an online assessment in Maths and English.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work under direction with some ability to work on their own initiative.
  • Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of either a QQI Level 3,Junior Certificate English or Maths (Ordinary level), Word Processing Level 3, or provide a working knowledge of English or Maths at this level. Included in the admission process is an interview, followed by an online assessment in Maths and English.

Course Content

TitleAwardAwarding Body
CommunicationsLevel 4 - CommunicationsQQI
MathematicsLevel 4 - MathematicsQQI
IT SkillsLevel 4 - IT SkillsQQI
Work ExperienceLevel 4 - Work ExperienceQQI
Personal EffectivenessLevel 4 - Personal EffectivenessQQI
General Office SkillsLevel 4 - General Office SkillsQQI
Computer ApplicationsLevel 4 - Computer ApplicationsQQI
Career PlanningLevel 4 - Career PlannningQQI
Book Keeping and AccountsLevel 4 - Book Keeping and AccountsQQI

Course Duration

This course is available Full Time  (VTOS) and Part Time (BTEI)

FULL TIME (VTOS Programme): 5 days a week, over 1 year

*Students must be eligible under the (VTOS) Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme – see study options page for more information

PART TIME (BTEI Programme): 2 to 3 mornings per week, over 2 years

*Students must be eligible under the (BTEI) Back to Education Initiative – see study options page for more information

Progression

On successfully completing the programme students will be in a good position to progress onto further education. Many of our students have progressed onto and successfully completed our Level 4, level 5 and level 6 courses.

Career Opportunities

This area of study will enhance student’s career opportunities.

FEE

€100 non-refundable Centre Registration fee for both full time or part time option.

*Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board reserves the right to refuse course admission and/or completion.

Qualifications

IT and Office Administration (QQI Level 4)

Venue

Portarlington FETC

Bracklone Street

Portarlington

County Laois

Course dates

Start Date              09/09/19                                      

End Date                26/06/20                                      

Duration                 0 weeks                                       

Facilities

  • Study Room
  • Free Parking
  • Disabled Parking
  • Canteen

Contact

Margaret Morrin

Email:

mmorrin@loetb.ie

Phone

(057) 8623161

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Centre Opening Times

Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
* Bank Holidays and Public Holidays – Closed

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Testimonials

Read what our past students  have to say about their experience with Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre

“I found the course useful and interesting. Teachers were very helpful and understanding as most of us were going back to education after many years of not studying.
After successfully completing the first year of course I was lucky enough to get work experience, as an Accounts Assistant.”
Zane Polaskova (Student)
Accounts Assistant
“The decision to return to education was one of the best choices I made, the thought seemed daunting at the start but I soon settled in. All of the tutors were very helpful and the students gave each other support, I made some great friends who will be friends for life. The course I chose was Office Administration, this course most definitely helped me to secure the job I have today.”
Maeve O'Carroll (Student)
Administrator, Court Services