Professional Certificate in Administration and Office Skills

office skills
Professional / Short Course
12 Weeks x 1 Evening (Tuesday)
Validated by
Griffith College
Part-Time / Online
Dublin Main Campus
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Course Overview

Professional Certificate in Administration and Office Skills

This course has been developed to equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge required to succeed and work efficiently in an administrative position. It covers areas such as Microsoft Office, data protection, communication & organisational skills.

The course is validated by Griffith College. This course focuses on the development of professional skills and does not sit on the national framework.

Why Study Administration and Office Skills at Griffith College

The Professional Certificate in Administration and Office Skills course is conducted part-time over a 12-week period. Its aim is to prepare graduates for positions in professional, financial, and public sector employment.

  • Equip participants with the essential skills and competencies necessary to succeed and develop within an administrative role
  • Provide hands-on training to ensure proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook
  • Foster efficient workplace performance through the development of customer service, organisational and time management skills.
  • Develop communication skills to facilitate clear and effective interaction and collaboration in a professional environment.
  • Provide an overview of data protection and the importance of data compliance in an office environment.
  • Enable participants to develop their professional profile and networking skills through LinkedIn.

Intake Dates

  • Dublin - Online - October 2024
  • Dublin - Part-Time - October 2024
  • Dublin - Part-Time - February 2025

Course Details

Course Content 

  • Microsoft Word
  • Email - Microsoft Outlook
  • Data Protection 
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Communication Skills
  • Organisational Skills
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Presentation Skills
  • Personal Brand & Development

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


This course is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 22nd Ocotber 2024 in Griffith College Dublin Main Campus. 

This course will run one Tuesday evening per week from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm over 12 weeks.

Please see the course timetable below.​

Year 2024 - 2025

  • Oct: 22, 29
  • Nov: 05, 12, 19, 26
  • Dec: 03, 10, 17
  • Jan: 07, 14, 21

Assignment Presentation 

  • Jan: 28


How to Apply

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office.

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Professional Academy

Applicants under 23 years of age:

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

5 Ordinary Level D3s (subjects to include a language, English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

New Leaving Cert

5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish)

Applicants over 23 years of age (Mature students):

If you are 23 years or over from the 1st of January before the academic year for which they are applying, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.


Please note that not all study modes may be offered at all times; for confirmation, refer to the Intake dates on the Overview tab.

Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 1,090.00

Early Booking Discount: Pay a €250 deposit before 30th June and receive a 10% discount. 


What further study can I do?

Graduates are encouraged to further their studies by joining the Griffith College Professional Diploma in Business Management subject to satisfying the entry requirements, where necessary.

What career paths could I have?

Upon completion, this programme is the perfect foundation for participants who wish to progress in the workplace.

Ready to take the next step?