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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Moate Business College

Moate Business College


Business Computing with Programming - Advanced

Code:  6M4985
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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This award is aimed at candidates who already have a good knowledge and understanding of Information and Communications Technology and wish to extend their skills and capililities in this area. 

On completion of the course students would have an extensive knowledge of applications such as Image Processing, Database, Spreadsheets, Word Processing, presentations and much more.


Image Processing, Web Authoring, Spreadsheets, Business Management, Related Databases, Word Processing, Customer Service, Professional Presentations and Work Experience.


Workshops which will be run as part of the course include Games Studies, Photoshop, Systems Support and CV Preparation


This award is aimed at candidates who already have a knowledge and understanding of Information Technology and wish to extend their skills and capabilities in this area. It is expected that students attending the course would have a QQI level 5 award in Information Processing or equivalent


Administrative positions in the following areas: County Council, Health Boards, Solicitors Office, Banks, Schools Information technology and computer maintenance and Database administration.  


Athlone Institute of Technology AL650 Higher Certificate in Business (Level 6) AL653 Higher Certificate in Office Management (Level 6) AL657 Higher Certificate in Computing for Business  (Level 6) AL655 Higher Certificate in Business in Social Media Marketing (Level 6) AL705 BSc Software Development (Mobile Apps and Connected Devices)

Limerick Institute of Technology LC231 Business Technology (Information Systems)  (Level 8) LC232 Higher Certificate in Business Computing (Level 6)

Sligo Institute of Technology SG539 BB in Digital Media Marketing (Level 7)

GMIT GA776 Business Computing and Digital Media (Level 7)

Letterkenny Institute of Technology LY117 Administration and Information Technology (Level 7) LY717 Computing (Level 7)


• MBC Advanced Certificate in Business and Computer Applications

GRANTS Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

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As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college.  To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant is assessed solely on the basis of an interview.  People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at MBC without losing social welfare benefits.

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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.
Accounts Team Leader   Data Protection Officer  
Health & Safety Officer   Civil Service - Executive Officer  
Civil Service - Administrative Officer   Network Engineer  
Web Designer / Developer   Network Administrator  
Software Production Co-ordinator   Information Architect - IT  
Project Manager - Software Design   Web Editor  
Database Administrator   Information Systems Manager  
Multimedia Project Manager   Big Data Specialists  
Technical Architect - Data   Test Lead - Software  
Data Analyst   Games Tester  
Computer Programmer   Games Programmer  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Computer Systems Analyst   Data Change Agent  
Front Office Junior Manager   Secretary  
Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary   Payroll Manager  
Archivist   Personal Assistant  
Wedding Planner   Letting Agent / Landlord  
Bank Official   Medical Secretary  
Legal Executive   Law Clerk  
Pensions Adviser   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.
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