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As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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LC225
Business (Marketing and Management)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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This programme has been designed primarily to prepare students for employment at executive level in modern businesses, and at the same time provide students with a foundation for further study. The programme explores practical, real world applications of marketing principles. 

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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​This programme is very diverse giving graduates an opportunity to seek employment across various fields, including: Marketing, Strategic Management, Exporting, Sales, Public Relations, Advertising and more.



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Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
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