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NC103
Business

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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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This is a very broadly based course which covers psychology, management, business law, economics, business ethics, business maths and sociology. The course may be particularly appealing to students who are unsure about committing themselves to a full-time degree programme, but who want the option to transfer on to the second year of a business degree in the future.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The course provides an excellent basis for starting work in a variety of roles within business, commercial or public sector bodies. This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to build a successful career in the business world.



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