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Central Technical Institute Senior College

Central Technical Institute Senior College

Life Skills with Computers


Course Code:  5M3114
Award Code(s):  5M3114
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This full-time PLC (Post Leaving Cert) will provide students with a wide range of personal, computer and study skills in an empowering and non pressurised environment. The focus of the course is on helping students to recognise their strengths and develop the necessary skills to successfully progress to the next stage in Ireland's framework of qualifications. It also provides a good knowledge of the modern workplace for a return to employment.

 

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.

Research and Study Skills
Customer Service
Safety and Health at Work
Occupational First Aid
Work Experience
Word Processing
Information Technology Skills
Database Methods
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised
Desktop Publishing

 

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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.
Data Steward / Data Manager   ICT Staff - EU  
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Project Manager - Software Design   Database Administrator  
Information Systems Manager   Multimedia Project Manager  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Data Analyst  
Test Lead - Software   Games Programmer  
Big Data Specialist   Technical Architect - Data  
Computer Programmer   Computer Systems Analyst  
Games Tester   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Data Change Agent   Advice Worker  
Community Development Worker   Community Education Officer  

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.
Computers & ICT
Social & Caring
Community & Voluntary
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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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ELAXX 

5M3114