Office IT Skills


Office IT Skills Course - Dublin

At BFEI located in Blackrock village in Co.Dublin, we offer a QQI Level 5, one year course in Office IT Skills.

Are you interested in acquiring the essential skills to use computer technologies to enable you to accomplish a range of administrative duties? Would you like to update your computer skills and work proficiently in an office environment by learning how to integrate office applications, how to use on-line technologies such as Office 365 to manage an online diary system and share files? On completion of this course, you will have more confidence, a nationally recognised IT qualification and hands-on experience with office technologies.

Office 365 licences are provided free of charge for use on personal devices.

Career Opportunities

There are many career opportunities in business for graduates with advanced IT skills including:

  • Office Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • Personal/Executive Assistant
  • Customer Service

Course Structure

Learners are prepared for the following:

  • Share documents online using the latest technologies such as Office 365, and Google Docs.
  • Design a spreadsheet to analyse business strategies.
  • Design documents using advanced features of word processing.
  • Use a wide range of database functions in order to manipulate, retrieve and output information using queries and reports.
  • Deliver presentations with confidence
  • Carry out a range of administrative duties using office technology.
Core Elements
  • Database Methods
  • Word Processing
  • The Internet
  • Spreadsheets Methods
  • Integrated Office Methods
  • Professional Presentation
  • Digital Presentations
  • Work Experience
  • Course Code

  • OIT
  • Duration

  • 1 year – full time September to May
  • Number of places

  • 30 
  • Number of contact hours per week

  • 20 approx 
  • Timetable contact

  • 5 days - morning option

The Office IT Course at BFEI was a fantastic experience. It gave me the confidence to realise my worth to the workforce after a long absence. It equipped me to walk into an office and feel confident about how to use the various Microsoft packages. The teachers were very supportive and I made great friends throughout the year. The course was a great bridge from full-time motherhood to full-time work. I now have my ideal job working as a School Admissions Officer and this is thanks to BFEI. 

- Suzanne Murphy, Office IT Skills Graduate, 2018 -

Support Elements
  • In conjunction with an external Government agency FIT (Fast Track to Information Technology), BFEI offers participants the opportunity to do practice interviews with industry specialists.
  • Career Advice and CV Preparation is provided by the Guidance and Career Service.
  • You will use the e-learning platform Moodle.
Assessment and certification
  • This course is certified QQI.
  • Assessment is based on a combination of work submitted during the year and exams.
  • You will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Informatics (5M18294).

More Computer Courses at BFEI



If you are interested in doing further study to get a degree, then you can apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

BBus (Hons) in Information Technology  Technological University Dublin [City] -

Check out the updated BFEI CAO Progression Pathways Chart with new progression options included for TCD, NUI Maynooth and University of Limerick.  CAO data shows that many BFEI graduates from 2019/2020 secured excellent CAO offers.

Entry Requirements 

  • Leaving Certificate

​You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.

  • Mature Applicants

Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability.

Application Process

Places will be offered, on a first come basis, subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements and subject to a place being available.  Apply on-line for free.


At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, €200 PLC Government Levy (unless exempt), a Student Services fee and where applicable professional body registration fees.  There are no tuition fees for EU students.


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