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Sarah Lynch

HR Business Partner

Bank of Ireland

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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Inchicore College of Further Education

Inchicore College of Further Education

Computer Business Applications


Course Code:  5M2067
Award Code(s):  5M2067
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course will provide a sound foundation in the practical use of a wide variety of computer application packages. It will be of benefit to anyone interested in a career in a business or commercial computer environment. The aim is to give the students proficiency in a number of computer based skills which would be of value particularly in a business environment.

Students will be required to attend lectures four days a week and one day a week will be given to work experience. There is a strong emphasis on the practical elements in each module. Successful students will obtain the QQI Level 5 Information Processing Award.

 

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
The Internet & Web Design
Spreadsheets
Databases
Information & Communications Systems
Desktop Publishing
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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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  
Network Engineer   Web Designer / Developer  
Web Editor   Network Administrator  
Software Production Co-ordinator   Project Manager - Software Design  
Database Administrator   Information Architect - IT  
Multimedia Project Manager   Information Systems Manager  
Games Programmer   Big Data Specialist  
Technical Architect - Data   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
Computer Programmer   Test Lead - Software  
Computer Systems Analyst   Games Tester  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Data Analyst  
Data Change Agent   Secretary  
Archivist   Personal Assistant  
Payroll Manager   Front Office Junior Manager  
Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary   Wedding Planner  
Letting Agent / Landlord    

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
Clerical & Administration
Business Organisation & Business Management
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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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