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Castlebar College of Further Education

Castlebar College of Further Education

Business - Advanced Certificate


Course Code(s):  6M4985
QQI Award Code:  6M4985 Business
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course gives students who have already achieved a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration or in a business related area the opportunity to further enhance their business skills.

The key module of Business Management, combined with the essential modules of Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Communications, Payroll Manual & Computerised and Computerised Accounts & Web Authoring help to prepare students for immediate entry into the workplace or for progression to further study. All students complete a two week Work Experience placement as part of their studies on this course.

 

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.

Word Processing
Work Experience
Payroll Manual and Computerised
Computerised Accounts
Business Management
Web Authoring
Communications
Spreadsheets

 

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Progression Routes

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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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