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Cork College of Commerce

Cork College of Commerce
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2111
QQI Award Code 5M2111 International Trade
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This QQI Level 5 certificate is of relevance to those who have an interest in business and in the global marketplace. As Irelands recovery will be export-led graduates will be able to capitalise on opportunities in such businesses. It is designed to enhance understanding of international practice and operations and is a must for those who want to spread their business wings outside of this country.

What will you Study?

International Trade Practice 5N2072
Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Supply Chain Operations 5N2409
Principles and Practice of Selling 5N2062
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
German / Chinese
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
BBSIT 5M2111

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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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.
Freight Forwarder / Clerk   Tour Operator  
Supply Chain Analyst   Spray Painter  
Shipping Clerk   Pharmacy Assistant  
Export Manager   Customer Services Manager  
Visual Merchandiser / Window Dresser   Wholesaler   
Franchisee   Call Centre Operator  
Call Centre Manager   Fundraiser  
Medical Sales Representative    Retail Merchandiser  
Business Development Executive   Bookmaker  
Area Sales Manager   Retail Sales Manager  
Client Relations Manager   Betting Shop Manager  
Retail Store Demonstrator   Auctioneer  
Bar Manager / Publican   Procurement Officer / Buyer  
Car Salesperson   Customer Service Representative  
Sales / Telesales Worker - Online   Department Manager  
Dispensing Optician   Estate Agent  
Store Manager    Sales Representative  
Retail Manager   Purchasing Manager - Retail  
International Sales Representative   Purchasing Manager - Manufacturing  
Customer Support / Telesales Agent   Consumer Scientist  
Transport Administrator   Airport Information Assistant  
Air Traffic Controller   Airport Check-in Agent  
Transport Design Engineer   Transport Manager  
Shipbroker   Warehouse Manager   
Distribution Manager   Customs Officers  
Logistics / Supply Chain Manager   Train Station Assistant  
Ships Captain   Postroom Clerk  
Heavy Goods Vehicle Owner Operator   Train Driver  
Postman / Postwoman   Road Safety Officer  
Airline Cabin Crew    Harbour Master  
Ships Officer    

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.
Transport & Logistics
Sales, Retail & Purchasing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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