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Business Administration

Course Code(s):  5M2468
QQI Award Code:  5M2468 Business Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2468
QQI Award Code 5M2468 Business Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one-year course has a long-established reputation for excellence. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to enter the world of business. Students are trained to a high level of competency in current office technology.

On successful completion of the course, students will have many opportunities to gain employment in the Computer / Secretarial areas or progress to further study in the IT or Business / Commerce areas.

What will you Study?

Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Text Production 5N1422
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Word Processing 5N1358
Audio Transcription 5N1549
Bookkeeping - Computerised and Manual
Payroll - Computerised and Manual
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
BBSAX 5M2468

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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