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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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SG105
Business in Office Administration

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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2 Years
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This course involves a comprehensive study of office administration, and includes a strong focus on IT and business applications. Students explore a range of areas including business management and law, finance for business and the challenges of working as part of a team. The programme places a focus on practical laboratory classes, case studies and problem-based learning. 

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates take up employment opportunities in a range of areas, including clerical assistant, secretary / receptionist, financial assistant, bank official, business manager, office manager and customer care officer.



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