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Mallow College of Further Education

Mallow College of Further Education

Computers & Business Studies for Adults - FIT


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

 
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Description...
The course is aimed at mature students (over 21) who wish to acquire the confidence and skills to use computers and those seeking business and computer knowledge to return to the workforce.

Students will be introduced to subjects that will provide them with essential skills for work in the business sector. Provided in association with F.I.T (Fast Track to IT), this course has a one year or two year option with full QQI Level 5 certification in year two.

 

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.

Year 1
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Microsoft
Business Administration Skills
Word Processing (MOS) Microsoft
Spreadsheet Methods
PowerPoint
Communications

Year 2
Database Methods
Bookkeeping - Manual & Computerised
Payroll - Manual & Computerised
Work Experience
Text Production
Work Experience

 

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.
Data Steward / Data Manager   ICT Staff - EU  
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Software Production Co-ordinator   Project Manager - Software Design  
Database Administrator   Information Architect - IT  
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Games Programmer   Big Data Specialist  
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Computer Systems Analyst   Games Tester  
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Data Change Agent   Secretary  
Archivist   Personal Assistant  
Payroll Manager   Front Office Junior Manager  
Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary   Wedding Planner  
Letting Agent / Landlord    

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.
Computers & ICT
Clerical & Administration
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Progression Routes

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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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