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New Ross Vocational College

Information Processing


Code:  5M2067
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Accounts Team Leader   Health & Safety Officer  
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Project Manager - Software Design   Web Designer / Developer  
Information Architect - IT   Database Administrator  
Multimedia Project Manager   Information Systems Manager  
Test Lead - Software   Big Data Specialists  
Data Analyst   Games Programmer  
Games Tester   Technical Architect - Data  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Computer Programmer  
Computer Systems Analyst   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Data Change Agent   Personal Assistant  
Payroll Manager   Front Office Junior Manager  
Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary   Archivist  
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Wedding Planner   Bank Official  
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Customs Officers    

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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
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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5M2067