AWARD IN SECRETARIAL & ADMINISTRATION (MQF LEVEL 4)

Overview

This course will provide learners with the necessary skill to work in Office Administration and in the Accounts Department. Upon completion of this course the leaner will be able to do his job well within an
office.

Knowledge
Good knowledge of management accounting techniques, attending meetings and take minutes of meeting, telephone skills, thorough understanding of the treatments of tangible assets and relevant depreciation
calculations, calculations for disposal of assets and maintenance of a fixed asset register, calculation the provision of bad debts and post the necessary journal entries. Become more professional in typing and letter presentations.

Competence

After completing this course candidate will be capable of working in accounts department, front office administration, reception areas, customer care, production management office also using the Sage software
and payroll system.

Skills
Working with budgets, costings, payroll and accounts inputting on Sage Software, bank and cash reconciliation, debtors and creditors control, input sale of assets and depreciation, filing and handling
customer’s complaints, attending meetings, working with spreadsheets and creating professional letters.

Summary of units being studied

The course consists of 7 core subject’s combination of lessons, discussions and presentations.
Accounts & Bookkeeping – This subject provides skills in recording financial transactions and process accounting in business such as purchases, sales, receipts and payments.

Computerised Accounts – This subject provides knowledge and skills to work with Sage software. Accounting skills such as double entry book keeping, costing principles, maintaining of ledgers and journals together with invoicing, banking and management reports.

Business Finance – This subject provides financial skills and knowledge that are needed on a day-to-day basis such as preparing cash flow budgets, payroll workings, overhead costings, stock movement and debt chasing.

Customer Care – Customer Service is at the heart of all successful companies. It can help develop a loyal customer base and improve relationships with your customers. Learning techniques for dealing with customers, able to be assertive, communication skills and time management skills.

Spreadsheets – This subject is created to demonstrate an ability to use a spreadsheet to produce accurate work outputs, while it is of a high importance in the accounting field. Learning techniques in entering data and formulas, graph and display data and creating professional reports.

Word Processing – With the use of word processing software, the user is able to produce accurate and well-presented documents. Learning techniques how to enhance the appearance of documents, mail merge,
security tools, importing texts, fast typing and creating professional reports.

Office Procedure – This subject will assist learners in learning and practicing important office procedures, such as basic banking, records management, postal and courier services, telephone and fax services, dealing with public and using the internet to research information, telephone skills and other day to day office work.

Qualification

After successfully passing all exams student will have achieved 60 credits in total. This qualification is recognized by the Malta Qualification Council as MQF Level 4.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for candidates undertaking this qualification but a basic knowledge of English and Accounts is mandatory. In this course candidates have the option and opportunity to sit for City & Guilds Exams for the above subjects in order to achieve single certificates at an extra charge.

Intakes

  • February 2020
  • March 2020
  • May 2020
  • July 2020
  • September 2020
  • November 2020

Course Duration

36 weeks