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If you are really interested in people and have good interpersonal skills, you will find this job very rewarding.

Like a lot of jobs, you will not be using all the theoretical knowledge you gained in University or College, but you will develop significant management potential and the environment is stimulating and rewarding.

As an engineer, you will probably spend about 50% of your time in the office, and the other 50% out in the plant.

You should also expect that you may be asked if you are willing to travel abroad. This would be very attractive to most people, and a definite means to gain great experience, but it may not suit everyone.

You should ideally be a balanced person, someone with a good deal of technical knowledge, but also a good ability to deal with people.

Responsibility and challenges will be given to you from day one, and if you can handle the pressure, you will gain more and more responsibilities, ultimately leading you to gain invaluable experience, and undoubtedly onto a successful management position.

With the global nature of ICL's parent company CRH, this could be yours in Ireland or one of many countries worldwide.

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Business Studies

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

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course in Business Studies gives the student a solid foundation in the academic, practical and personal skills required for a career in the business area and also facilitates progression to further study.

What will you Study?

Word Processing (5N1358)
Work Experience (5N1356)
Mathematics (5N1833)
Communications (5N0690)
Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised (5N1354)
Business Administration Skills (5N1610)
Marketing Practice (5N1400)
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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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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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.
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