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Breda Wright

Customer Care Manager

McDonald's

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  Breda Wright
It is a great place to work, there are so many opportunities to go further in the business.
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GC316
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.

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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180

2015 Points

180

Change from 2014

-175

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This course is designed to give students an overall perspective of business. Marketing, finance, accounting, human resources and information technology are all introduced.


 
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GC316 - Business
Griffith College. Limerick

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GC316 - Business
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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This programme is the perfect platform for students who wish to pursue further studies or move straight into the workplace. The broad scope of the course invites students to explore the many aspects of the world of business, allowing them to find the area which appeals to them most. Graduates will typically find employment in Insurance, Banking, Customer Service and Marketing. Students who choose to seek employment immediately after the course may complete further studies on a part-time basis.



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