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Mark Maguire

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The advice I would give is firstly talk to someone you may know that is already in the trade and ask them any questions that you may have or ask them about some of there first hand experiences.

Another good piece of advice would be to go onto YouTube and search some basic electrics, keep in mind that these are the kind of things that you will face when you go to the college phases of your apprenticeship . There are books and e-books that can be purchased to get an understanding.
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Business Administration - Microsoft Office Specialist

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

Kilrush Community School
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Course overview

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

Course Description

The aim of the course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge required in the performance of a broad range of administrative, secretarial and organisational tasks.

What will you Study?

Text Production 5N1422
Word Processing 5N1358
Web Authoring 5N1910
Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Database Methods 5N0783
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
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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BBSAX 5M2468

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