Executive Secretary / PA

Course Structure

Course Overview

This is a long-running course and has a good history of students gaining employment in industry. It provides students with the necessary IT and administrative skills together with business, legal and medical terminology to work in general administration. Legal Practice & Procedures will give students a grounding in legal terms, basic law and medical terminology, along with practical skills required to work in a medical, dental or healthcare setting. It is also an excellent pre-university option for students wishing to study at third level colleges.


This course is aimed at:

  • School leavers

  • Those who want to work in general administration in a variety of sectors

  • Those who are in the workforce but now need to update their skills for a career change

  • Those who want to use the course as a Pre-University option

  • Those who want to develop their IT skills


Modules List

  • Text Production

  • Word Processing

  • Information Administration

  • Work Experience

  • Communications

  • Spreadsheet Methods

  • Legal Practice & Procedures

  • Medical Terminology

  • Audio Transcription

Careers and Opportunities 

Graduates are successful in gaining employment in administration in a wide variety of sectors including digital marketing companies, medical practices, hospitals, dentists, civil service, public sector, solicitors’ offices, local authorities, financial services industries or any business requiring a high level of administrative skills.

Students who have attained their full QQI Level 5 award may have an opportunity to progress to the Marketing & Event Management course in Marino College. In addition, students who are interested in further study can apply through the QQI link scheme to progress to Higher Education in a third level college.

Student Experience

  • Opportunity to study medical and legal administration 

  • Work Experience (can be completed in a wide variety of sectors)

  • College links with industry for work experience

  • Workshops in CV Preparation and Interview Preparation

  • Excellent job opportunities

Student Testimonials / Where are they now?

Graduates from this course are well-sought after and are working in general administration in many sectors including digital marketing companies, solicitors’ practices and medical sectors.


Course Requirements

Course Code
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration
One Year | Full-Time




Reasons for Choosing Marino College

+ The College is easy to get to on the Bus, Luas & DART

+ My classmates are good fun & lovely to be around

+ The teachers are very helpful & caring in the sense that they wouldn’t move on unless everyone understood the topic

+ The courses are a great gateway to amazing career opportunities

+ The college has a great atmosphere and if you have a problem there’s always someone there to help you