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Business Administration

Course Code(s):  5M2468
QQI Award Code:  5M2468 Business Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Sligo College of Further Education

Sligo College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2468
QQI Award Code 5M2468 Business Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one year full-time course provides students with the practical skills and knowledge necessary for the dynamic world of business.

This course is designed to help students develop the essential skills and techniques which form the basis for a career in industry, commerce or the public service. The course comprises both theoretical and practical modules, and students will gain an understanding of both manual and integrated bookkeeping.

What will you Study?

Customer Service 5N0972
Database Methods 5N0783
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Word Processing 5N1358
Internet 5N1611
Book Keeping 5N1354

Optional Modules:
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BBSAX 5M2468

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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Clerical & Administration
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

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