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Business IT

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

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

source: QQI

Grades Recieved:

source: QQI