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Business Computing with Programming - Advanced

Course Code(s):  6M4985
QQI Award Code:  6M4985 Business
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 6M4985
QQI Award Code 6M4985 Business
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

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.

What will you Study?

Work Experience 6N1946
Image Processing 5N1292
Web Authoring 6N2532
Spreadsheets 6N4089
Business Management 6N4310
Relational Databases 6N4785
Word Processing 6N4977
Customer Service 6N0697
Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming 6N17776
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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BALBX 6M4985

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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Sample Careers

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Information Architect - IT   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Multimedia Designer   Android /iOS App Developer  
Multimedia Project Manager   IT Consultant  
Information Systems Manager   Games Programmer  
IT Security Specialist   Technical Architect - Data  
Games Tester   Geographical Information Systems Technicians  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Software Developer / Architect  
Computer Scientist   Test Lead - Software  
Big Data Specialist   Data Analyst  
IT Manager   Engineer - Computer Hardware  
Engineer - Software   Computer Systems Analyst  
Computer System Administrator   Computer Systems Technician  
Computer Programmer   Forensic Computer Analyst  
IT Project Manager   Software Localisation  
Data Change Agent   Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Computer Assembly Technician  
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Archivist   Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary  
Front Office Junior Manager   Secretary  
Personal Assistant   Letting Agent / Landlord  
Wedding Planner   Bank Official  
Medical Secretary   Legal Executive  
Law Clerk   Pensions Adviser  
Customs Officers    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Clerical & Administration
Computers & ICT
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.