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To get physically fit for the entrance tests and also for the demanding physical nature of the job. Also I would tell people to enjoy themselves before they join as it’s a job for at least 30 years.

I would also informl people about the variety of avenues people can get into when they have completed their training. There really is a career for every person regardless of where their interests lie. There is so many specialised units and prospects.
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AL850
Business

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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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This honours degree will enable you to develop the advanced knowledge and practical skills appropriate for careers in different functional areas of business across today’s challenging and changing commercial environment. These areas extend from banking, retail, insurance, finance, marketing and sales, to HRM, management and ICT, to mention just a few. 


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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSBS    Bilingual Secretarial Studies
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration

Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in three modules

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As an honours business graduate, you can expect to obtain employment at the appropriate level across a wide range of business areas, including management, administration, accounting, banking, retail management, finance, marketing, human resource management, insurance, and computing/information technology. Rapid career progression may be expected on the basis of expertise, commitment and attitude.

 



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