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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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DT303
Marketing

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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.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
2 Years
Duration of course
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Marketing covers everything from company culture and philisophy through to market research, new business or product development, advertising and promotion, PR (public or press relations), and all of the sales functions. It is the process by which a company decides what it will sell, to whom, when and how it will sell.

This two year programme of study is designed to equip the student with a comprehensive and rigorous grounding in marketing and business. This ensures that the student has the practical skills and knowledge required at junior executive level and prepares the student for further study.

Subject areas covered include;

Marketing
Marketing Research
Statistics
Behavioural Science
Introduction to Business Finance
Essentials of Communications
Introduction to PC Environment
Business and Society
Sales Management
Web Design
Marketing Practice
Data Collection & Analysis
Microeconomics
Management Accounting for Marketing
Communications and the Organisation
Supply Chain Management
Management of ICT
Marketing Planning
Marketing Research Applications
Macroeconomics
International Marketing
Marketing CommunicationsData-Driven Marketing
Business-to-Business Marketing

 


 
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DT303 - Marketing
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DT303 - Marketing
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BROXX  5M2105  Retail Practice

Essential Module Requirements:
None

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This two year programme of study is designed to equip the student with a comprehensive and rigorous grounding in marketing and business. This ensures that the student has the practical skills and knowledge required at junior executive level and prepares the student for further study. Students who reach the appropriate level in final examinations and meet subject prerequisites may have access to honours degree programmes in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. Please see below for DIT progression options: DT341 BSc Marketing year 2/3 DT365 BSc Business & Management year 2/3 DT343 BSc Retail & Services Management year 2/3 Or Any Level 8 programme at the College of Business year 2/3



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