Office IT Skills
QQI Level 5 5M18294


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.

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

Course Code OIT
Duration 1 Year (September - May)
Number of Places 24
Contact Hours Per Week 20 approx
Timetable Contact 5 Mornings

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).

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Is This Course For You?

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 online technologies such as Office 365 to manage to work remotely in a office or a blended approach. On completion of this course, you will have more confidence, a nationally recognised IT qualification and hands-on experience with a wide range of up to date technologies and practices for working in a post-covid business world.

Entry Requirements

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

What Will I Study?

  • Learn about and use current digital tools for the modern office context.
  • Share documents online using the latest technologies such as Office 365 & MS Teams.
  • Carry out a range of administrative duties using modern office technologies.
  • 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 targeted information using queries and reports.
  • How to deliver presentations online or in person with confidence.

Year 1 Database Methods Word Processing The Internet (Online Technologies) Spreadsheets Methods Professional Presentation Integrated Office Methods Digital Presentations Work Experience

What Will I Do?

  • In conjunction with FIT (Fast Track into Information Technology), you will get the opportunity to do a practice interview with industry specialists
  • Career advice and help with CV preparation, LinkedIn presence is provided by the Guidance and Career Service.
  • You will use the e-learning platforms – Moodle & MS Teams.

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



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 2020/2021 secured excellent CAO offers.


At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, a Student Services fee and where applicable professional body registration fees. There are no tuition fees for EU students.

Get in touch
+353 1 2889717 BFEI, Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin
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