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Aoife Mc Dermott

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  Aoife Mc Dermott
The most important thing is that you like your subject area! It?s also important to do as well as you can throughout your degree. For example, I applied for PhD scholarship during my final year, so they were looking at my first, second and third year results. Finally, I find that liking people helps a lot.
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McEgan College

McEgan College

Secretarial Studies - Medical & Legal


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

 
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Description...
This one-year course is long established at the College with a reputation for excellence. It aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enter the world of business. Students are trained to a high level of competency in current office technology. On successful completion of the course, students will have many opportunities to gain employment in the Computer/Secretarial areas or progress to further study in the Information Technology or Business/Commerce areas.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updted and to meet demands.

Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N135
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Medical Terminology 5N2428
Word Processing 5N1458
Text Production 5N1422
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised (SAGE) 5N1354
Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546
Mathematics 5N1833
Business Law 5N2091 (Legal Secretary course only)

 

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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.
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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