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It is challenging. But if you adopt the right attitude straight away it can be a lot easier. I would advise anyone to be a hard worker and maintain a positive attitude. Also be organised, right down to keeping notes. You start your career in college, not after it.
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D-117
Business

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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This is a two year full-time Higher Certificate Course. The second year of the course is undertaken in Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). In Year 2, students may select one of the following three options (depending on availability): accountancy, IT or marketing. At the end of the second year, students will receive a Higher Certificate in Business, a QQI award at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications, and they may then opt to progress to a level 7 Bachelor of Business degree programme at AIT. Modules include: Financial Accounting Marketing Computer Applications Learning to Learn Economics Quantitative Techniques Business Management Human Resource Management Management Accounting Marketing Management IT and Computer Applications


 
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It is ideal for students who wish to pursue a Level 6 HETAC Business Studies course in Institutes of Technology or Business/Commerce Degrees in the Universities. Not a CAO Course - Fees apply.


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Graduates of this course have secured employment in areas such as accounting, banking, insurance, marketing, management, administration, retail services and computing.



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