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Ennis Community College

Ennis Community College
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Course overview

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

Course Description

The course will provide comprehensive training in all office skills and the confidence necessary to work in business.

What will you Study?

Communications (5N0690)
Audio Transcription (5N1549)
Payroll Manual & Computerised (5N1546)
Text Production (5N1422)
Accounting Manual & Computerised (5N1348)
Applied Economics (5N1350)
Information & Administration (5N1389)
Word Processing (5N1358)








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Progression to CAO Courses

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BBSXX 5M2102

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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.
Brand Manager - Marketing   Social Media Specialist  
Builders' Merchant   Estimator / Cost Engineer  
Business Consultant   Data Protection Officer  
Business Analyst   Data Steward / Data Manager  
Health & Safety Officer   Accounts Team Leader  
Chartered Secretary   Managing Director  
General Manager   Management Consultant  
Project Manager   Industrial Relations Officer  
Charity Officer   Management Associate  
Hotel General Manager   Arts agent / Promoter  
Financial Trader   Financial Adviser  
Business Adviser   Company Secretary  
Recruitment Consultant   Occupational Psychologist  
Operations Research Analyst   Economist / Economist EU  
HR Director - Human Resources   Human Resources Business Partner / HRBP  
Equality Officer   Hospitality Manager  
Human Resources / Personnel Manager   Staff Relations Official  
Personnel Manager    Personnel Officer  
Human Resources Assistant - EU   Information Architect - IT  
IT Consultant   Information Systems Manager  
Data Analyst   Big Data Specialist  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Computer Systems Analyst  
Data Change Agent   Bookkeeper / Financial Administrator  
Office Receptionist   Wages / Payroll Clerk  
Office Administrator   Front Office Junior Manager  
Clerical Assistant   Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary  
Freight Forwarder / Clerk   Personal Assistant  
Payroll Manager   Archivist  
Secretary   Wedding Planner  
Letting Agent / Landlord   School Principal  
Music Manager   Bank / Financial Manager   
Recruitment Team Leader   Risk Analyst  
Travel Agency Manager   Restaurant / Catering Manager  
Department Manager   Procurement Officer / Buyer  
Retail Manager   Call Centre Manager  
Area Sales Manager   Distribution Manager  
Accounts Assistant   Taxation Consultant  
Management Accountant   Accountant  
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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.
Business Organisation & Management
Clerical & Administration
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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