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Brian Howard

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Department of Education and Skills

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  Brian Howard

This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.

Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.

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Course Code:
GC200
Title:
Business Studies
College:
Griffith College. Cork
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
3 Years

 

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This course aims to give students the skills that are in demand by companies today. In a complex and dynamic environment they will be able to identify changes in business requirements, and have the confidence to develop and implement new procedures to satisfy them.



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Employment options include Management, Finance, Sales and Marketing, Public Relations and Human Resources.

 

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