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With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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Event Management

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

Stillorgan 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

Event Management is a growing and exciting industry worldwide. This innovative course is designed to develop the skills to participate in and to co-ordinate an event from inception to completion. The course has a very practical focus where students gain hands-on experience in event management.

What will you Study?

Event Management Principles and Practices
Hands-On approach to Event Production 5N1374
Marketing and PR Techniques
Overview of Web Design
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Digital Marketing 5N1364
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Safety and Health Best Practice
Communication Methods
Customer Relations
Opportunity for Work Experience 5N1356
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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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BBSXX 5M2102

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Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
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