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If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.

Engineering is not a career people think about and say its helping people, but in many ways it is rewarding and just as much about helping people. Engineers design things used everyday that help people get to work, provide clean water, provide sewerage systems, care for the environment....

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Ballyhaunis Community School

Ballyhaunis Community School

Business Studies Incorporating Computer Applications


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

 
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Description...
This course is designed to produce a well trained individual to work in secretarial positions. Students develop a high level of competence in the areas of Text Production, Word Processing, Database, Spreadsheets and accounts. This course offers ECDL & MOS (The Microsoft Office Specialist) also.

 

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.

Information & Administration
Text Production
Word Processing
Accounting-Manual & Computerised
Audio Transcription
Bookkeeping-Manual & Computerised
Data Entry (0.5)
Desktop Publishing
Information Technology Skills (0.5)
Business Calculations
Spreadsheet Methods
Database methods
Payroll-Manual & Computerised
Communications
Work Experience
Plus ECDL/MOS

 

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  
Data Protection Officer   Civil Service - Administrative Officer  
Civil Service - Executive Officer   Web Editor  
Network Engineer   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Project Manager - Software Design   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Administrator   Information Architect - IT  
Database Administrator   Games Designer  
Multimedia Developer   Multimedia Producer  
IT Salesperson   IT Consultant  
Technical Sales Representative - Telecoms   Information Systems Manager  
Computer Systems Sales Manager   Multimedia Project Manager  
Technical Architect - Data   Big Data Specialist  
Data Analyst   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
Games Tester   Test Lead - Software  
Games Programmer   Forensic Computer Analyst  
IT Manager   IT Project Manager  
Computer Programmer   Computer Systems Analyst  
Data Change Agent   IT Team Leader  
Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary   Personal Assistant  
Secretary   Archivist  
Payroll Manager   Front Office Junior Manager  
Wedding Planner   Letting Agent / Landlord  
Bank Official   Medical Secretary  
Law Clerk   Legal Executive  
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
Computers & ICT
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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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

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

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BBSXX 

5M2102