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Business Studies

Course Code(s):  5M2102
QQI Award Code:  5M2102 Business Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

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

Course Description

As a business student you will gain a broad overview of how the commercial world operates. The course will cover the areas of bookkeeping, payroll , marketing, communications and information technology.

This course is designed to develop effective and persuasive written and oral communication skills numeracy and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data and information self-reliance, initiative and the ability to manage time, projects and resources

What will you Study?

Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546
Database Methods 5N0783
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Word Processing 5N1358
Certification awarded in Excel, Access, Word and Outlook

Optional Modules:
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
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
BBSXX 5M2102

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
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Accounts Team Leader   Health & Safety Officer  
Managing Director   Charity Officer  
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Recruitment Consultant   Business Adviser  
Company Secretary   Industrial Relations Officer  
Management Consultant   Management Associate  
Hotel - General Manager   Manager - General  
Financial Trader   Financial Adviser  
Change Manager   Economist / Economist EU  
Psychologist - Occupational   Operations Research Analyst  
HR Director - Human Resources   Human Resources Business Partner / HRBP  
Equality Officer   Personnel Manager   
Human Resources / Personnel Manager   Hospitality Management  
Personnel Officer   Staff Relations Official  
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IT Consultant   Information Systems Manager  
Data Analyst   Computer Systems Analyst  
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Archivist   Secretary  
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Payroll Manager   Letting Agent / Landlord  
Wedding Planner   School Principal  
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Recruitment Team Leader   Risk Analyst  
Travel Agency Manager   Restaurant/Catering Manager  
Retail Manager   Call Centre Manager  
Procurement Officer / Buyer   Department Manager  
Area Sales Manager   Distribution Manager  
Accounts Assistant   Taxation Consultant  
Accountant   Management Accountant  

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.
Business Organisation & Business Management
Clerical & Administration
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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