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Longford College of Further Education

Longford College of Further Education

Business Studies


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

 
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Description...
This one year Level 5 QQI programme will provide you with the general business skills you need to get an administration job in any public or private business setting. During the course our teachers will give you a thorough understanding of the public and private business sectors. When you have completed your studies you will be superbly equipped to apply for a clerical job or engage in further studies with us such as our QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business.

The modules on this course will contain a mix of theory and practical computer subjects to give students the opportunities to gain confidence and invaluable skills necessary for the modern workplace. We would envisage that this course will attract school leavers who have an interest in the business field but are unsure of which business area (Human Resource, Marketing, Accounting, and Sales) to pursue their degree in.

 

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.

Marketing Practice
Work Experience
Book Keeping Manual & Computerised
Accounting Manual & Computerised
Information & Administration
Customer Service
Spreadsheet Methods
Database Methods

International Work Placement Opportunity
All business students will have the opportunity to take part in our Erasmus + Programme which will see successful candidates spend three weeks in Tenerife working in customer service and sales in the tourism Industry.

 

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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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Accounts Team Leader   Health & Safety Officer  
Chartered Secretary   Business Analyst  
Data Steward / Data Manager   Data Protection Officer  
Business Consultant   Managing Director  
Project Manager   Recruitment Consultant  
Management Associate   Company Secretary  
Business Adviser   Arts agent/promoter  
Charity Officer   Manager - General  
Management Consultant   Financial Adviser  
Industrial Relations Officer   Hotel - General Manager  
Financial Trader   Psychologist - Occupational  
Operations Research Analyst   Economist / Economist EU  
Change Manager   Staff Relations Official  
Human Resources / Personnel Manager   Human Resources Business Partner / HRBP  
Hospitality Management   Personnel Officer  
Equality Officer   HR Director - Human Resources  
Personnel Manager    Civil Service - Executive Officer  
Civil Service - Administrative Officer   Project Manager - Software Design  
Database Administrator   Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary  
Personal Assistant   Payroll Manager  
Secretary   Front Office Junior Manager  
Archivist   Letting Agent / Landlord  
Wedding Planner   Bank Official  
Medical Secretary   Legal Executive  
Law Clerk   Pensions Adviser  
Customs Officers    

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
Business Organisation & Business Management
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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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To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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5M2102