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Student Case Study

Admin student Mairead Fox sits in front of her office computer

Mairead Fox

Course: Level 4 Higher Certificate in Administrative Procedures with ICT

Meet Mairead, who decided to upskill with NWRC. Mairead says she wanted to brush up on her to admin skills which had gotten a bit rusty over the years. She now plans to further her career within the Health Service.

My course is very hands on, and that’s why I enjoy it! We are learning how to supervise and manage staff in an office environment, and all the governance and paperwork that goes along with that. There are so many opportunities to undertake work-based learning!

Where are you from?

I’m from Derry City born and bred.

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Previous Education before you came to NWRC?

I completed my GCSE’s and A- Levels at Thornhill. I then studied Theology at Queen's University, Belfast.

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Why did you choose to study Administration at NWRC?

I got a job working in the Western Health & Social Care Trust and thought it would be a good idea to brush up on my admin skills that had gotten rusty over the years.

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Tell us a bit more about your course.

My course is very hands on, and that’s why I enjoy it, we are learning how to supervise and manage staff in an office environment, and all the governance and paperwork that goes with that.

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Did you take part in any work placement as part of your course?

We are offered so many opportunities within the course to undertake work-based learning, and I would have taken this up, but I am currently employed so I didn’t need to.

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What are your future plans?

I plan to further my career within the Health Service.

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Would you recommend this course to other students?

100 percent. This was the best decision I ever made. I would recommend this course to both people within admin roles and those who want to pursue a career in administration.

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