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Whitehall College of Further Education

Whitehall College of Further Education

English Language & Business


Course Code(s):  5M2102
QQI Award Code:  5M2102 Business Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This Course is aimed at overseas students who wish to combine English Language Studies with Business Studies and Computers.

 

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.

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Accounting Manual and Computerised
Book-keeping Manual and Computerised
Word Processing
Spreadsheets
Business Administration
Customer Service
Work Experience
Cultural Studies

 

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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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