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College of Further Education Dundrum

Digital Office Technology with Social Media


Course Code:  5M2105
Award Code(s):  5M2105
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The aim of this course is to provide students with the necessary office skills and a thorough knowledge of the computer application packages (Microsoft) used in the office.

Promoting a business with Social Media is an exciting new element of the course and is a skill that is sought after by employers across industries. Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are a key element in todays business communications. Participants will develop the skills required to use and integrate social media in a business context.

 

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.

Information and Administration
Word Processing
Text Production
Audio Transcription
Computer Applications
Social Media
Communications
Work Experience

 

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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.
Brand Manager - Marketing   Social Media Specialist  
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Accounts Team Leader   Arts agent/promoter  
Management Consultant   Managing Director  
Company Secretary   Project Manager  
Recruitment Consultant   Management Associate  
Charity Officer   Business Adviser  
Financial Trader   Manager - General  
Industrial Relations Officer   Hotel - General Manager  
Financial Adviser   Change Manager  
Economist / Economist EU   Psychologist - Occupational  
Hospitality Management   Equality Officer  
Personnel Manager    Occupational Hygienist  
Human Resources / Personnel Manager   HR Director - Human Resources  
Personnel Officer   Staff Relations Official  
Human Resources Business Partner / HRBP   Human Resources Assistant - EU  
Project Manager - Software Design   Games Designer  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Developer  
IT Salesperson   IT Consultant  
Information Systems Manager   Multimedia Project Manager  
Computer Systems Sales Manager   Technical Sales Representative - Telecoms  
IT Project Manager   IT Manager  
Computer Trainer/Instructor   IT Team Leader  
Personal Assistant   Secretary  
Front Office Junior Manager   Payroll Manager  
School Principal   Staff Trainer  
Music Manager   Bank / Financial Manager   
Recruitment Team Leader   Risk Analyst  
Travel Agency Manager   Restaurant/Catering Manager  
Retail Manager   Procurement Officer / Buyer  
Department Manager   Area Sales Manager  
Call Centre Manager   Distribution Manager  
Management Accountant   Accountant  
Accounts Assistant   Taxation Consultant  

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
Computers & ICT
Media & Publishing
Sales, Retail & Purchasing
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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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