The ProfessionThe administrative person ensures that management gains insight in the progress of the activities. She advises and supports management by proposing solutions. She is responsible for the administrative arrangement and recording of data, for setting up an administrative plan, for coordinating and organizing activities, for responding to requests and complaints and for establishing and maintaining contacts with clients or organizations. In many cases she will be part of a management secretariat, therefore she will direct secretaries.
Study load:4800 hours
Times:Morning | Afternoon | Evening
Age:From 16 years old | AdultsPrintable brochure
Level of professional practice
Responsibility:A Secretarial job is multifaceted. A secretary performs a great number of secretarial, administrative and organizational functions independently. For instance, a secretary conducts correspondence in English and in foreign languages. She makes preparations for meetings and takes down the minutes. When conferences need to be organized she is the appointed one as well.
Complexity:A Secretary plans her personal work; she also monitors the work of her closest colleagues. She takes active part in the thinking process, she can take the initiative and she is proactive. She consults on a regular basis with her colleagues in various departments, most specifically with (departmental) secretaries.
- A helpful attitude
- A service-oriented attitude
- Problem-solving skills
- Result-oriented work attitude
- Oral and written command of English
- Enjoy working with figures and computers
- An analytical and conceptual intellect
- Ability to function in as a team member
Course practical training
This program consist of classes in school and practical training in the workplace. A few days a week you will work at a company as a student employee. The practical training allows you to practice your skills and to learn all about the profession from professionals in real situations. This also means you will already have some work experience when you finish the program.
Level 3 schedule
|Year 3||Classes + Internship|
|Classes + Internship|
|Year 2||Classes + Internship|
|Classes + Internship|
|Year 1||Classes + Internship|
Level 3 info
Level of program:Level 3 Professional.
Transitional options:NIPA is using the SBO module system in transitioning from one year to the next. This implies that grades obtained in the previous year will be carried over to the following year. Students can thus follow the modules from the following year even if they did not successfully complete modules from the previous year, which can be retaken.
In order for a student to obtain an SBO diploma, they would have to successfully complete all partial qualifications.
There is also an opportunity to achieve partial qualification certificates. In this system, the student is always rewarded, for achieving satisfactory grades.
Most SBO programs allow students to transition to higher levels depending of the structure of the program and if the program is being offered by the institute.
With a level 3 diploma, a graduate would be eligible to enter into a level 4 course.
AdmissionThis course requires a PKL, TKL, or a SBO level 2 diploma. The student could also have made it to HAVO 3 or equivalent to enter this course.
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