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Aoife Mc Dermott

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Department of Education and Skills

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  Aoife Mc Dermott
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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College

Computer Training - Applied


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

 
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Description...
The Applied Computer Training Course for young parents (aged 17-25, in receipt of One-Parent Family Payment) is now updated with new subjects introduced to accommodate the needs of students, employers and third level colleges.

The course content concentrates on the practical computer skills and general administration skills required to work in a modern business or office environment. Educational, career and personal guidance is a strong feature of the course and students are given all the support they need to make informed decisions regarding their future career and life choices.


 

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.

Occupational First Aid
Database Methods
Business Administration Skills
Word Processing
Marketing Practice
Payroll Manual & Computerised
Spreadsheet Methods
Communications
Work Experience

 

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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More Course Suggestions...
The following courses are related to the course above and are from colleges in the same region. These might be worth exploring further. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings.
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Software Development Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE 
Computer Maintenance Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE 
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Early Childhood Care & Education - Montessori - Advanced Cork College of Commerce 
Computer Science Cork College of Commerce 
Childcare St. Colman's Community College 
Computer Game Design & Development St. John's Central College 
Early Childhood Care & Education St. Fanahan's College 
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Early Childhood Care, Education & Special Needs - Advanced Mallow College of Further Education 
Early Childhood Care and Education - Advanced Kinsale College of Further Education 
Early Childhood Care & Education - General Cork College of Commerce 
Early Childhood Care & Education - Afternoon Cork College of Commerce 
Computer Game Design & Development - Advanced St. John's Central College 
Software Development Cork College of Commerce 
Early Childhood Studies - Montessori Cork College of Commerce 
Early Childhood Studies with Special Needs Cork College of Commerce 
Early Childhood Care & Education - Advanced Cork College of Commerce 
Gaming Design and Development Mallow College of Further Education 
Early Childhood Care & Education Mallow College of Further Education 
Early Childhood Care, Education & Special Needs Mallow College of Further Education 
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Early Childhood Care, Education & Montessori Mallow College of Further Education 
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Software Development Cork College of Commerce 
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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.
Food Safety Consultant   Teacher - Art and Design   
Web Designer / Developer   Network Engineer  
Software Production Co-ordinator   Project Manager - Software Design  
Network Administrator   Web Editor  
Database Administrator   Multimedia Designer  
Multimedia Technical Manager   Android /iOS App Developer  
Technical Sales Representative - Telecoms   IT Consultant  
IT Salesperson   Technical Architect - Data  
Computer Systems Analyst   Computer Scientist  
Computer Programmer   IT Security Specialist  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Games Tester  
Computer Systems Technician   Engineer - Software  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Geographical Information Systems Technicians  
Engineer - Computer Hardware   IT Manager  
IT Project Manager   Data Analyst  
Test Lead - Software   Games Programmer  
Software Developer / Architect   Computer System Administrator  
Big Data Specialist   Software Localisation  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Computer Trainer/Instructor  
IT Team Leader   Psychologist - Educational  
Teacher - Languages   Exercise and Health Instructor  
Staff Trainer   Teacher - English as a Foreign Language  
Lecturer / Teacher- Further Education   Teacher - Learning Support / Resource  
Teacher - Agricultural Science   Guidance Counsellor - Post Primary  
Art Therapist   IT Trainer  
Montessori Teacher   Teacher - Post Primary  
Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup    Classroom Assistant  
Teacher - Primary School   Lecturer - Third Level   
Teacher - Physical Education   Fitness /Aerobics Instructor  
Community Education Officer   Careers Adviser  
Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education   Linguist  
Museum Educator   Equestrian / Riding Instructor  

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.
Education
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.

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5M2102