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Sligo College of Further Education

Sligo College of Further Education

Business Administration


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

 
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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 you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

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 (5N1833) as an extra module.

 

Important: 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.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
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Payroll Manager   Personal Assistant  
Archivist   Front Office Junior Manager  
Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary   Wedding Planner  
Letting Agent / Landlord   Bank Official  
Medical Secretary   Legal Executive  
Court Usher / Judicial Assistant   Patent Agent / Attorney  
Compliance Manager   Law Clerk  
Paralegal   Solicitor  
Barrister   Lawyer - EU  
Judge   Pensions Adviser  
Lawyer   Trade Union Official  
Court Reporter / Stenographer   Customs Officers  

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
Law & Legal
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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

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5M2468