This one year level 6 award is aimed at candidates who already have experience and understanding of computers or who currently hold a suitable Level 5 award. The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire a specialised knowledge of business, computing and programming. The course also offers an opportunity for direct entry into the second year of degree programmes in Institutes of Technology.
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Workshops which will be run as part of the course include Games Studies, Photoshop, Systems Support and CV Preparation
This award is aimed at candidates who already have a knowledge and understanding of Information Technology and wish to extend their skills and capabilities in this area. It is expected that students attending the course would have a QQI level 5 award in Information Processing or equivalent
Administrative positions in the following areas: County Council, Health Boards, Solicitors Office, Banks, Schools Information technology and computer maintenance and Database administration.
POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM THIS COURSE
Athlone Institute of Technology AL650 Higher Certificate in Business (Level 6) AL653 Higher Certificate in Office Management (Level 6) AL657 Higher Certificate in Computing for Business (Level 6) AL655 Higher Certificate in Business in Social Media Marketing (Level 6) AL705 BSc Software Development (Mobile Apps and Connected Devices)
Limerick Institute of Technology LC231 Business Technology (Information Systems) (Level 8) LC232 Higher Certificate in Business Computing (Level 6)
Sligo Institute of Technology SG539 BB in Digital Media Marketing (Level 7)
GMIT GA776 Business Computing and Digital Media (Level 7)
Letterkenny Institute of Technology LY117 Administration and Information Technology (Level 7) LY717 Computing (Level 7)
• MBC Advanced Certificate in Business and Computer Applications
GRANTS Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.
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As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college. To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant is assessed solely on the basis of an interview. People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at MBC without losing social welfare benefits.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.