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Computer Applications (Mornings)

Course Code(s):  5M2102 - CAXX
QQI Award Code:  5M2102 Business Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Limerick College of Further Education

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Course overview

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

Course Description

This 1 year IT programme is aimed at those wishing to become skilled in the use of PC (Personal Computers), for pleasure, employment or to continue with further study.

What will you Study?

Bookeeping Manual and Computerised
Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546
Word Processing 5N1358
The Internet 5N1611
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Database Methods 5N0783
Communications 5N0690
Information and Administration 5N1389
Work Experience 5N1356
Audio Transcription 5N1549
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Progression to CAO Courses

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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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BBSXX 5M2102

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Computers & ICT
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