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Colaiste Mhuire Thurles

Colaiste Mhuire Thurles

Administration


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

 
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Description...
Course objectives: To enable students find employment in the modern computerised office, in Financial Institutions and Public Bodies. Students also find this course invaluable as a preparation for College.

 

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.

Business Administration Skills
Accounting Manual and Computerised
Word Processing
Communication
Work Experience
Database Methods
Spreadsheet Methods
The Internet
Text Production
Digital Marketing

 

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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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