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Drumshanbo College of Further Education

Drumshanbo College of Further Education
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Course overview

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

Course Description

The Business IT course, which has been established for over forty years, is continuing to up-date Post Leaving Certificate students and adults who may wish to return to the workplace, or provide an opportunity to upgrade Information Technology (IT) skills.

What will you Study?

Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Word Processing 5N1358
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Database Methods 5N0783
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Web Design
Presentations
Payroll
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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BBSAX 5M2468

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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.
Builders' Merchant   Business Consultant  
Accounts Team Leader   Health & Safety Officer  
Business Analyst   Data Protection Officer  
Data Steward / Data Manager   Chartered Secretary  
Management Associate   Management Consultant  
Managing Director   General Manager  
Financial Adviser   Financial Trader  
Company Secretary   Arts agent / Promoter  
Business Adviser   Operations Research Analyst  
Business Systems Service Technician   Occupational Psychologist  
Data Scientist   Economist / Economist EU  
Human Resources Assistant - EU   Project Manager - Software Design  
Data Entry Operator   Database Administrator  
Network Administrator   Network Engineer  
Data Control Clerk   Information Architect - IT  
Web Designer / Developer   Web Editor  
Software Production Co-ordinator   Multimedia Technical Manager  
App Developer - Android /iOS   Multimedia Designer  
Information Systems Manager   IT Consultant  
Computer / Software Sales Assistant   Multimedia Project Manager  
IT Security Specialist   Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician  
Technical Architect - Data   Big Data Specialist  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Software Developer / Architect  
Data Analyst   Games Programmer  
Test Lead - Software   Computer Systems Analyst  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Software Engineer  
IT Project Manager   IT Manager  
Computer Hardware Engineer   Computer Scientist  
Games Tester   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Computer Programmer  
Software Localisation Engineer / Tester   Data Change Agent  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Computer Trainer / Instructor  
Secretary   Front Office Junior Manager  
Personal Assistant   Payroll Manager  
Office Administrator   Wages / Payroll Clerk  
School Principal   Music Manager  
Bank / Financial Manager    Recruitment Team Leader  
Risk Analyst   Travel Agency Manager  
Area Sales Manager   Retail Manager  
Distribution Manager   Taxation Consultant  
Management Accountant   Accounts Assistant  
Accountant    

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
Computers & ICT
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.