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For my particular job role, as a yield analysis engineer, good organization and communication skills are quite important. Along with having the technical knowledge, being able to properly communicate your ideas/findings is very important. A lot of my day is spent dealing with other people in the factory and it is very important to be able to communicate efficiently with them.
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Business Administration

Course Code(s):  5M2468
QQI Award Code:  5M2468 Business Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2468
QQI Award Code 5M2468 Business Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently and under supervision in an administrative role in a range of business contexts and/or to progress to further and higher education and training. This course offers students the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of office technology skills enabling them to work in the ever growing administration sector.

What will you Study?

Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Database Methods 5N0783
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
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Progression to CAO Courses

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BBSAX 5M2468

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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