Course Description

Certificate in Applied IT and Office Skills

Certificate in Applied IT and Office Skills is a course run by Griffith College City Centre, Dublin. It is a 'Classroom Based' course with a duration of 26 Weeks. Certificate in Applied IT and Office Skills gives a Course Qualification of Award / Certificate. For more information about Certificate in Applied IT and Office Skills at Griffith College City Centre, please review the details below.

The Certificate in Applied IT and Office Skills is conducted over 26 weeks, with classes taking place at Griffith College City Centre on Wolfe Tone Street.

While undertaking the course learners will study: Keyboard, Microsoft Office, Outlook, business administration, career planning & development skills, Access and Social Media.



·         Layout of keys and correct technique, posture

·         Proofreading, editing marks and symbols

·         Use of touch typing software



·         Understanding toolbars/ribbons/user interface

·         Saving and opening documents

·         Entering, editing and deleting text

·         Home tab – formatting font, paragraph

·         Page layout tab – changing margins, page orientation, line breaks

·         Insert tab – inserting hyperlinks, page breaks, tables etc

·         Managing files, creating folders

·         Composing and formatting business letters

·         Entering and manipulating tabs and tables

·         How to create a mail merge



·         Understanding toolbars/ribbons/user interface

·         Understanding and inputting rows, columns, cells and cell referencing

·         Entering, editing and deleting text and numbers

·         Saving and opening spreadsheets

·         Aligning data in cells

·         Replicating data using Autofill

·         Confidence working with the 4 mathematical operators in Excel + – * and /

·         Understanding and using the following functions: SUM, MIN, MAX and AVERAGE and COUNT and COUNTA



·         Understanding toolbars/ribbons/user interface

·         Composing and sending emails

·         Receiving, replying and forwarding emails

·         Understanding appropriate use of cc and bcc, and how to call up these fields

·         Attaching documents

·         Organising emails / folders

·         Scheduling with the outlook calendar:  setting appointments, business meetings and inviting people to same

·         How to create a mail merge



·         Understanding toolbars/ribbons/user interface

·         Creating a new presentation

·         Entering text into placeholders

·         Saving and save as

·         Inserting, formatting, sorting and deleting slides

·         Working with bullets and numbering

·         Presentation views and how they work on the monitor

·         Use of slide design templates and which templates work best in different contexts



·         Understanding toolbars/ribbons/user interface

·         Creating a basic database table

·         Creating fields and data types

·         Saving tables

·         Using the primary key

·         Populating database tables

·         Printing options/layout


Career planning and development skills

·         Preparing an effective CV

·         Preparing cover letters/letters of application

·         Preparing for a successful interview


Information and administration

·         Understanding of the functions of an office

·         Formatting and composing business correspondence

·         Planning and scheduling diaries

·         Management and security of files

·         Use of telephone and telephone techniques


Business administration

·         Understanding the etiquette of business meetings and format and general composition of related documentation

·         Understanding general office systems and procedures

·         Agenda setting and minute taking

·         Setting up mobile phone functions

·         Use of a scanner

·         Use of a franking machine

·         Operating a petty cash system (Imprest system)

·         Understanding of basic accounting terminology

·         Understanding of basic payroll procedures



·         Setting up a profile

·         Building a network, how and when to search/add people

·         Understanding LinkedIn etiquette

·         Groups – how to join and contribute

·         Setting business meetings and issuing invitations to same


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Training ProviderGriffith College City Centre
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationAward / Certificate
Course Start Date2nd March 2020
Course End Date31st August 2020
Course Duration26 Weeks
Course Time18:30-21:30
Course Fee1250.00
Entry RequirementsIf you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly. CAO Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017): 5 Ordinary Level D3s (subjects to include a language, English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken. New Leaving Cert: 5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language)
Carear PathThis programme is the perfect foundation for participants who wish to progress in the workplace.
Phone01 415 0443
Course CodeCAIOS-1920
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Griffith College City Centre

25 Wolfe Tone Street, Dublin City North, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D01 X9K7

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