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On a personal level you need to be a good team player, good communicator and organised. From a technical viewpoint a background in physical sciences or engineering is essential. A PhD in semiconductor related field would prove extremely beneficial. The opportunities are vast within a company the size of Intel so you do have the option to change career direction if needed.

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Moate Business College

Moate Business College


Administration - Advanced

Code:  6M5013
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Download details of this course here: A4 Brochure Adv Cert in Admin.pdf 


The aim of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently or in a supervisory capacity in an administrative role in the private, public or voluntary sector or to progress to higher education.


Applicants should have completed a QQI level 5 Certificate or  an equivalent qualification in an appropriate discipline.  Students are required to have a good working knowledge of computer applications.

Students may be subject to Garda Vetting. Final selection following interview.


Administration Practice, Customer Service, Human Resource Management, Text Production, Audio Transcription, Spreadsheets, Word Processing, Work Experience and Event Management


 Interview Preparation, CV Preparation


Career Exhibitions, Customer Service


 Human Resources, CAO


This course provides the basis from which a student may further his/her studies. There is also a wide range of opportunities in the I.T. sector including: Office Work in a supervisory capacity in the following areas: o PA in Public and Private Companies o County Councils o Health Boards o Solicitors o Banks o Accountants o Human Resource Departments o Customer Service Departments


Athlone Institute of Technology AL650 Business Level 6 AL653 Office Management Level 6 – Direct entry to year 2 AL663 Business (Sport and Recreation) Level 6 AL850 Business  Level 8 AL851 Business and Law  Level 8

DCU DC111 Business Studies Level 8 DC230 Economics, Politics and Law Level 8 DC240 Marketing, Innovation and Technology Level 8

Dublin Institute of Technology DT303 Marketing Level 6 DT315 Business Studies Level 6 DT324 Business Management Level 6

Carlow Institute of Technology CW006 Higher Certificate in Business Studies (Wexford) Level 6 CW018 Business (Wexford) Level 8 Sligo College of Technology SG101 Business Level 6 SG105 Business in Office Administration Level 6 SG108 Business in Accounting Level 6   SG141 Business Level 8   

GMIT GA170 Business Level 7 GA171 Administration and Information Systems Level 7 GA181 Accounting Level 8   GA869 Business with Administration or ICT Skills Level 6 GA877 Business (Castlebar) Level 7   GA878 Accounting and Financial Management (Castlebar) Level 7 

Maynooth University MH401 Finance Level 8 MH403 Accounting and Finance  Level 8 MH404 Business and Management Level 8


On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award: QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration (6M5013)


 Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

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Mature Students

As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college.  To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant  is assessed solely on the basis of an interview.  People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at Moate Business College without losing social welfare benefits.


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