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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE

Digital Business


Course Code(s):  5M2012
QQI Award Code:  5M2012 Furniture Design and Making
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Accounts Team Leader   Data Protection Officer  
Business Analyst   Chartered Secretary  
Business Consultant   Health & Safety Officer  
Management Associate   Company Secretary  
Manager - General   Business Adviser  
Financial Trader   Arts agent/promoter  
Management Consultant   Managing Director  
Financial Adviser   Data Scientist  
Economist / Economist EU   Change Manager  
Psychologist - Occupational   Operations Research Analyst  
Human Resources Assistant - EU   Information Architect - IT  
IT Consultant   Information Systems Manager  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Data Analyst  
Big Data Specialist   Computer Systems Analyst  
Data Change Agent   Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist  
Secretary   Front Office Junior Manager  
Payroll Manager   Personal Assistant  
School Principal   Music Manager  
Bank / Financial Manager    Recruitment Team Leader  
Risk Analyst   Travel Agency Manager  
Area Sales Manager   Retail Manager  
Distribution Manager   Taxation Consultant  
Accounts Assistant   Management Accountant  
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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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