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Course Description

This 2-year part time programme (5M2102) facilitates the learner to explore business subject areas, with emphasis on Medical Secretarial modules. The award will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to perform audio transcription tasks, examine a range of medical terminology and legal principles to enable the learner to appreciate the role of law in a range of vocational context and within their personal lives.

Modules, over 2 years

Year 1:  Legal Practice & Procedures | Text Production | Audio Transcription 


Year 2: Business Administration | Teamworking | Communications | Work Experience


On successful completion of this Programme, learners may progress to the QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business Management. The QQI Level 5 award facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a Higher Certificate in Business Studies in the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Athlone.  Learners may also apply to other third-level institutions under the Higher Education Links Scheme, or as a mature learner. The programme will enhance opportunities in securing an apprenticeship in Financial Services, Accounting Technician, or Insurance Practitioner.


€80 (€20 per module Certification Fee.)


2023 Year 1 Modules:  Legal Practice and Procedures –  Medical Terminology Commencing: Wednesday September 6th, 2023 to May 29th, 2024. 

2023 Year 2 Modules: Business Administration Commencing: Wednesday September 6th, 2023 to May 29th, 2024. 

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or equivalent standard of education. Basic computer experience desirable. Learners will be subject to an online assessment.


Holders of a QQI Level 5 Business Studies Certificate may seek employment in a clerical capacity in a wide range of business sectors including healthcare and business settings.


Maura Burke on 057 9349424 or email