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Kieran Magee

Farm Manager - Dry Stock

Teagasc

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  Kieran Magee
Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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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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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS COMPUTING (6M4985)

A4 Brochure Adv Cert in Computing Download this attachment

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.

COURSE CONTENT

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

WORKSHOPS

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM THIS COURSE

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)

CERTIFICATION

• 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.

Apply to S.U.S.I on www.studentfinance.ie

MATURE STUDENTS

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  
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Project Manager - Software Design   Web Editor  
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Multimedia Project Manager   Big Data Specialist  
Technical Architect - Data   Test Lead - Software  
Data Analyst   Games Tester  
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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.
Clerical & Administration
Computers & ICT
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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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