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Edel Butler

Administrative Officer

Irish Tax Institute

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  Edel Butler
I think a career in tax is very rewarding and is an enjoyable career. There are a varied number of jobs which are available to someone with a tax qualification, including private practice, industry, Revenue, lecturing etc. The role of a tax adviser in practice or indeed within Revenue is, in my experience, extremely varied and challenging.

I would advise college students who are considering a career in tax to look into placements offered by their colleges / summer internships. I know from my time spent in private practice that a great number of the bigger accountancy / tax practice offer such positions to college students. This is a great way for such students to get a feel for what a career in tax entails and will help them in making a decision as to whether or not tax is something that they would enjoy.
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Medical - Dental Reception

Course Code(s):  5M1997
QQI Award Code:  5M1997 Office Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1997
QQI Award Code 5M1997 Office Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This QQI Level 5 Certificate course provides students with skills and knowledge specifically for the medical, dental and general health sector.

What will you Study?

Information and Administration 5N1389
Text Production 5N1422
Medical Terminology 5N2428
Communications 5N0690
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Database Methods 5N0783
Work Experience 5N1356
Word Processing 5N1358
Socrates Medical Package
Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734
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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BBSSX 5M1997

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