Medical, Dental & Legal Secretary Studies

Course Aim

This specialised certificate is designed to assist the learner with gaining direct employment to administrative roles within the public and private sectors, including roles in medical, dental and legal practices. This certificate can also be used to gain entry to degree programmes.


Course Modules

  • Legal Practice & Procedures
  • Medical Terminology
  • Reception and Frontline Office Skills
  • Audio Transcription
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing
  • Information and Administration
  • Payroll Manual & Computerised
  • Spreadsheet Methods



5M1997 QQI Level 5 Office Administration


Entry Requirements

All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.

Higher Education

UCD | Humanities | Level 8

Maynooth University | Finance | Level 8

TU Dublin | Law and Business | Level 8

NUI Galway | Commerce | Level 8

Athlone IT | Business and Law | Level 8

UCC |Criminology | Level 8


Career Opportunities & Progression Routes

The course will allow successful candidates to seek employment in various roles including:

Dental Practices | Medical Practices | Legal Practices | Personal Assistant Roles | Accounts and Payroll Departments | Property Management | Banking and Insurance Practices | Pharmacies


 A Public Sector Clerical Officer starting salary is approx. €24k

Student Services Costs: €200

Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)


QQI Certification Charge:

  • QQI Level 5 €50
  • QQI Level 6 €80


Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.



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