Certificate in Administration and Office Skills

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18 Weeks x 1 Evening (Thursday) & 4 Sundays
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Course Overview

Certificate in Administration and Office Skills

This in-depth administration qualification is suited to participants who wish to obtain the skills and knowledge required to work efficiently and effectively in a busy office environment.

This course focuses on the development of professional skills and does not sit on the national framework, however leads to a Griffith College award. Learners will also receive a City & Guilds qualification for the following:

  • Elementary Microsoft Word
  • Elementary Microsoft Excel
  • Elementary Microsoft Access

Why Study Administration and Office Skills at Griffith College

The Certificate in Administration and Office Skills course is conducted on a part-time basis over a 18-week period. The aim of the course is to prepare graduates for positions in professional, financial and public sector employment.

  • Course covers the broad range of principles and techniques within the sphere of Administration work.
  • You will develop the skills required to function and succeed in a busy office environment.
  • You will gain practical experience in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and Outlook on a MS Windows platform.
  • Validated by a global leader in skills development City and Guilds
  • Option to further your studies in the area of Business Management, with progression to Griffith’s Diploma in Business Management (ICM) course.

Intake Dates

We run two intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.

  • October 2023 *
  • February 2024*

*subject to sufficient numbers

Please see the timetable section for the next course dates.

Course Details


  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Text Production / Keyboarding Skills
  • On-line Cloud Storage
  • Office Application Cloud Storage Integration
  • File Storage Security Best Practices


  • Functions of an Office
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • File Management and Security
  • Telephone Techniques
  • Equipment that Supports the Office

  • Business Correspondence e.g. Business Letters, proofreading
  • Business Meetings and Documentation
  • Administration & Accounting Duties
  • Systems and Procedures

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Career Goals
  • Interview Preparation
  • Letters of Application

This module is aimed at office administrators and other support staff that are looking to understand their company's social media tools. It can be beneficial for anyone who is looking to start or maintain a Social Media Campaign, either for their own business or their employer.

  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook

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 17th October 2023 in Griffith College Dublin Main Campus. 

This course will run one evening per week (Tuesday) from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, over 26 weeks.

Please see the course timetable below.​

Year 2023

  • Oct17, 24, 31
  • Nov07, 14, 21, 28 
  • Dec05, 12

Year 2024 

  • Jan09, 16, 23, 30
  • Feb06, 13, 20, 27
  • Mar05, 12, 19, 26
  • Apr02, 09, 16, 23, 30

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office.

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department

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.


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 1,250.00


What further study can I do?

On completion of this course, participants are encouraged to further their studies through joining the Diploma in Business Management (ICM) course.

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?