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Business & Secretarial Studies

Course Code(s):  5M2102
QQI Award Code:  5M2102 Business Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. Killians Vocational School
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2102
QQI Award Code 5M2102 Business Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Two options are available: Option 1 is a full-time course from 9.30am to 12:35pm, 5 mornings a week. 8 modules are covered leading to the full QQI Level 5 Award. Option 2 is a part-time, 3 mornings a week from 9:30am to 12:35pm. In the past, students on completion of the course have taken up employment in areas such as the Western Health Board, VEC offices, solicitors offices and West - Doc. In addition, many find that their interest in a subject increases which leads to further training in this area thus enhanced career opportunities.

What will you Study?

Option 1 (Full time) Modules studied are:
Communications 5N0690
Word Processing 5N1358
Computer Applications
Information Technology Skills
Text Production 5N1422
Work Experience 5N1356
Information and Administration 5N1389
Health and Safety at Work 5N1794
Tourism Awareness

Option 2 (part time) Modules studied are:
Communications 5N0690
Word Processing 5N1358
Computer Applications
Information Technology Skills
Text Production 5N1422
Work Experience 5N1356
Work placement
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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BBSXX 5M2102

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