Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Karl Curran from Insurance to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Karl Curran

Associate Director

Insurance

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  Karl Curran
I would highly recommend this job but I’d say to start taking insurance exams as soon as possible and get them done while you’re young.

I’d also recommend talking to as many people in the industry to see what area of insurance you want to go into i.e. Insurer, Broker, Loss Adjuster etc. – they’re very different!
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Ballsbridge College of Further Education

Ballsbridge College of Further Education


 

Computerised Office Skills for Adults


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

 
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Description...
This course is designed with the needs of adult students in mind. It suits adults who may have been in the work force before but who now need to update and develop new skills. It also suits adults who want to acquire computer skills for the first time. The course will build confidence and those who complete it will have gained improved communications and interpersonal skills.
Participants will develop excellent keyboard skills, IT and accountancy skills and learn the basics of good business administration. In addition, students will be introduced to e-mail and the internet and its applications. No previous computer or keyboard skills are required. Classes take place from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

 

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.

Word Processing
Spreadsheets
Desktop Publishing
Accounting - Manual and Computerised
Business Administration
Internet
Communications
Personal Effectiveness
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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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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