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Mary Dineen

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Irish Tax Institute

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  Mary Dineen
An essential prerequisite to a career in tax is obtaining the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification. Due to the varied and hands on nature of the work in Taxand Ireland’s office, I have found working in tax very beneficial when preparing for the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) exams and conversely, I have found the knowledge I have acquired as part of the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) course has assisted me massively in my day to day work with Taxand Ireland (William Fry).
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Muine Bheag Vocational School

Muine Bheag Vocational School

Office Administration - ECDL & Receptionist


Course Code:  5M1997
Award Code(s):  5M1997
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course aims to provide students with the necessary office skills and a thorough knowledge of computer application packages used in the office. We endeavour to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a business environment or as a stepping stone to further studies in the business area.

 

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.

ECDL
Reception & Frontline Office Skills
Word Processing
Text Production
Work Experience
Communications
Bookkeeping - Manual & Computerised
Information & Administration
Payroll - Manual & Computerised

 

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Sample Careers...
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Related Career Sectors...
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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BBSSX 

5M1997