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Course Overview

The Certificate in Secretarial Studies is a Two Years’ programme, designed to produce competent secretaries, managers in secretarial duties and front officers and office administration. The programme is designed to educate students to understand office equipment, machines, furniture and be able to process and store documents in the office. Students would be exposed to a range of secretarial and management skills that are useful to succeed in the current secretarial environment.

Course Objectives

  • To enable students identify and understand common documents used in the office.
  • To enable students process and store documents and conduct commercial activities.
  • To equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge pertaining production work and judge the use of appropriate stationery.
  • To enable students take simple dictations and transcribe the same at a reasonable speed.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, students will be able to;

  • Carry out competently the functions of secretarial work.
  • Identify, process and store documents in a moderate office and able to use equipment and machines found in offices.
  • Organize and manage an office.

Award / Certification

The institution’s Academic Board, upon satisfaction that the standard required under relevant regulations for the award of a Certificate in Secretarial Studies has been attained by the Candidate in the instruction examinations shall be recommended for the award.

Course Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Direct Entry: Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five (5) passes and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes or its Equivalent.
  • Mature Age Entry: Mature Age Entrance Examinations Certificate awarded to a person aged at least 25 years and has passed with at least 50% marks. For purposes of admission, the Mature Age Entrance Certificate shall be valid for no more than two years. The mature age entry examinations centre must have been authorized by NCHE
  • Certificate Entry: A certificate in any related field of study or its equivalent from a recognized institution,
    The National Council shall determine qualifications equivalent to Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) as for Higher Education in consultation with the Uganda National Examinations Board.

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