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Glenamaddy Community School

Glenamaddy Community School

Business Studies


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

 
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Description...
This course prepares students for employment opportunities in a business environment using skills in; Computerised & Manual Payroll, Computerised & Manual Accounts, Taxation, Spreadsheets, Marketing, Word Processing, Internet, Web Design & E-mail, Desktop Publishing, Work Experience and Communications.

No previous experience or knowledge is required to be accepted for this course.

 

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.

Computer Applications
Payroll (Manual & Computerised)
Accounting (Manual & Computerised) Word Processing
Desktop Publishing
Internet
Web Design & E-Mail
Taxation
Start Your Own Business
Marketing
Spreadsheets
Communications
Work Experience

 

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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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5M2102