Legal Secretary and Medical Secretary Studies
To provide students with a comprehensive knowledge in medical terminology, legal practice and practical typing and audio secretarial skills required in the performance of a broad range of administrative, secretarial and organizational tasks. Excellent career opportunities and further education advancements for successful graduates.
The course runs for the full academic year September 2013 to May 2014, where you attend college 4 days and work experience one day per week subject to your preference in the following:
Medical Environment: the hospitals, medical centres, doctors and dental businesses throughout Galway City and County.
Legal Environment: in one of the prestigious Solicitor Businesses throughout Galway City and County and Citizens Information Office.
Office Administration: in multinational companies, hotels, financial and insurance companies, property management businesses throughout Galway City and County.
|Information and Administration||5N1389|
|Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised||5N1354|
|Text Production (Up to 50 WPM)||5N1422|
|Audio Transcription (Dictation up tp 40 WPM)||5N1549|
|Legal Practice and Procedures||5N1394|
Student Deferral of College Place
If you are a student contemplating deferring your place in college and interested in a Legal or Medical career why not complete a FETAC Level 5 “Legal Secretary/Medical Secretary or Business Administration and Office Technology” Course where you can avail of work placement in the legal and medical field of business in order to gain experience in helping confirm your course choice. While developing the following skills: IT, report writing, software proficiency, typing skills, team building and social skills. Work placement experience in your chosen vocational area with references from employer and college.
Progression to Third Level Education Opportunities open to students who did not achieve the desired Leaving Certificate to allow them entry to your desired course from the CAO system, you can have the opportunity to achieve up to 400 points in a PLC Legal Secretary/Medical Secretary or Business Administration and Office Technology Course and gain access to 3rd Level or for mature students who did not complete a Leaving Certificate to gain access to 3rd Level. You will be equipped with typing skills, audio transcription skills, proficiency in various software packages, training on the completion of assignments and projects at a professional level, effective communication skills and collaborativework.
Having qualified with a “Legal Secretary/Medical Secretary or Business Administration and Office Technology” Course” FETAC Level 5 you can gain employment as a Legal Secretary in a Solicitors Office, Medical Secretary in a Hospital, Doctors Office, Receptionist, Office Administrator in Hotels, businesses and multinational companies.
Work experience takes place one day per week throughout the academic year in either legal or medical offices.
Field site visits to University College Hospital Medical and Surgical Secretarial Departments and to the Court House. Guest speakers from local Recruitment Agencies, Career Guidance Adviser and business startup entrepreneurs.
Modern learning space with data projectors, Olympus Transcription and Sanyo Transcription Software, TAS computerized accounts and Microsoft Office 2010.
FETAC Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.
Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.
Fetac Level 5
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