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Liam McCaul

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Sustainable Energy Authority

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Monaghan Institute

Monaghan Institute


 

Business & Office Administration


Course Code:  5M2468 BSA1
Award Code(s):  5M2468
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is designed to equip both school leavers and mature applicants with necessary office skills and a thorough knowledge of the computer application packages used in the office, as well as preparing learners for further study in related areas. It also suits learners who wish to defer their college place for a year and acquire good IT skills to assist them in their future studies.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of application software including Spreadsheets, Word Processing and Databases. Learn the principles of Accounting and related software and study the concepts of Business Administration and Customer Relations.

 

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
Customer Service
Accounting - Manual & Computerised
Spreadsheet Methods
Text Production (Keyboarding)
Database Methods
Word Processing
Reception & Frontline Office Skills
Work Experience

Optional
Medical Terminology

 

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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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5M2468