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I would advise them to get themselves physically fit and to maintain it. I would also say that a sense of humour is very important and the ability to laugh at themselves. They should have self discipline and be prepared to accept imposed discipline. Punctuality is very important as is respect for others. If they had sporting interests that would be a help.
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Cavan Institute

Cavan Institute


 

Essential IT Skills for the Modern Office


Course Code:  5M2102 CI061AA
Award Code(s):  5M2102
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is designed with the needs of the adult learner in mind. It is designed to suit adults who may have been in the work force before but now need to update and develop new skills in the office administration area. It also suits adults who want to acquire computer skills for the first time. This course provides students with the necessary skills to work in the general office environment. The timetable for this course is family friendly.

 

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
Accounting Manual and Computerised
Communications
Work Experience
Word Processing
Text Production
Database Methods
Spreadsheet Methods

 

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.
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Arts agent/promoter   Managing Director  
Business Adviser   Financial Adviser  
Manager - General   Financial Trader  
Operations Research Analyst   Human Resources Assistant - EU  
Information Architect - IT   Information Systems Manager  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Big Data Specialist  
Data Analyst   Computer Systems Analyst  
Data Change Agent   Archivist  
Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary   Front Office Junior Manager  
Payroll Manager   Personal Assistant  
Secretary   Wedding Planner  
Letting Agent / Landlord   School Principal  
Music Manager   Bank / Financial Manager   
Recruitment Team Leader   Travel Agency Manager  
Retail Manager   Area Sales Manager  
Distribution Manager   Accountant  
Management Accountant   Taxation Consultant  
Accounts Assistant    

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.
Business Organisation & Business Management
Clerical & Administration
Computers & ICT
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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