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Natasha Ibanez

Mechanical Engineer

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An education in Mechanical Engineering would be preferable. I would advise them to get as much diverse work experiences as possible, even if these jobs are not engineering related.
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eBusiness

Course Code(s):  5M0828 OFEB
QQI Award Code:  5M0828 eBusiness
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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O'Fiaich Institute

O'Fiaich Institute
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Course overview

Course Code 5M0828 OFEB
QQI Award Code 5M0828 eBusiness
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one-year course has been specifically designed to prepare students for employment in the Business and IT sector particularly in the areas of accounting technician, administrative positions in banks or local authorities etc. Students completing this course will be prepared for a variety of positions within their chosen area or will be able to progress to the Advanced Certificate in Business Administration (Level 6) or to Higher Education.

What will you Study?

e Business
The Internet 5N1611
Web Authoring 5N1910
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Database Methods 5N0783
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Word Processing 5N1358
Business Calculations
Start Your Own Business 5N1418
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. 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.

Progression to CAO Courses

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BEBXX 5M0828

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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
Business Organisation & Business Management
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

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source: QQI