course has been designed to equip students to a high level of competence
in secretarial skills and to train them in the new technology which
businesses will require in the new millennium. It is ideal not only
for school leavers who wish
to train for a career as a secretary/administrator,
but also for anyone either returning to the job market
after a career break or needing to retrain.
will work towards a portfolio of different qualifications, which can
will also have the opportunity to progress through different levels of
examination according to
their ability. All students attend a three week work
placement with a range of local organisations.
are assessed through external examinations and in-course assessments.
should normally possess 3
GCSEs (grade ŚCą or above), an appropriate Intermediate GNVQ, or
They will also need to provide satisfactory references.
Applications from individuals with relevant previous experience, including
mature students, are particularly welcomed.
who complete this
course will be fully competent in the use of a modern computer with
Microsoft Windows and
Microsoft Office software. They will be ideally prepared
for roles such as that of junior secretary or office administrator
and be capable of operating
with skill and confidence in a busy office environment.