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Computerised Office Skills for Adults

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Ballsbridge College of Further Education

Ballsbridge College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course is designed with the needs of adult students in mind. It suits adults who may have been in the work force before but who now need to update and develop new skills. It also suits adults who want to acquire computer skills for the first time. The course will build confidence and those who complete it will have gained improved communications and interpersonal skills. Participants will develop excellent keyboard skills, IT and accountancy skills and learn the basics of good business administration. In addition, students will be introduced to e-mail and the internet and its applications. No previous computer or keyboard skills are required. Classes take place from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

What will you Study?

Word Processing (5N1358)
Work Experience (5N1356)
Communications (5N0690)
Business Administration Skills (5N1610)
Desktop Publishing (5N0785)
Personal Effectiveness (5N1390)
Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977)
Accounting Manual & Computerised (5N1348)
The Internet (5N1611)







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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BBSXX 5M2102

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Related Career Sectors

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