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Social Care Worker

St. Michael's House

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You need to be interested in people, and want to help them. Interests in Creative Arts can help as well as having a degree in Social Studies and having plenty of work experience.
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Portlaoise College

Portlaoise College

Business Studies with Clerical Skills


Course Code:  5M2102
Award Code(s):  5M2012
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Within this programme, there are a number of combinations of programme modules that will afford the learner the opportunity to achieve certification in the major award. The main aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to effectively respond to everyday business situations. The course is also designed to enable students to gain an extensive understanding of the role and function of management in the business environment, and to develop effective management skills.

 

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.

Business Administration Skills
Applied Economics
Marketing
Customer Service
Work Experience
Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised
Database Methods
Text Production
Word Processing

Work Experience
Students must obtain 10 days work experience in a vocational related area. Garda Clearance maybe required for 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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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
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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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5M2012