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Business Administration

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

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

What will you Study?

Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Word Processing 5N1358
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Work Experience 5N1356
Book-keeping Manual and computerised
Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546
Database Methods 5N0783
Customer Service 5N0972
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.

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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.

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BBSAX 5M2468

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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