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Business Studies

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

Longford 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

This one year Level 5 QQI programme will provide you with the general business skills you need to get an administration job in any public or private business setting. During the course our teachers will give you a thorough understanding of the public and private business sectors. When you have completed your studies you will be superbly equipped to apply for a clerical job or engage in further studies with us such as our QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business.

The modules on this course will contain a mix of theory and practical computer subjects to give students the opportunities to gain confidence and invaluable skills necessary for the modern workplace. We would envisage that this course will attract school leavers who have an interest in the business field but are unsure of which business area (Human Resource, Marketing, Accounting, and Sales) to pursue their degree in.

What will you Study?

Marketing Practice 5N1400
Work Experience 5N1356
Book Keeping Manual and Computerised
Accounting Manual and Computerised 5N1348
Information and Administration 5N1389
Customer Service 5N0972
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Database Methods 5N0783
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
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.
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Data Protection Officer   Chartered Secretary  
Accounts Team Leader   Data Steward / Data Manager  
Management Associate   Managing Director  
Management Consultant   Project Manager  
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Company Secretary   Hotel General Manager  
Financial Trader   Financial Adviser  
Industrial Relations Officer   Charity Officer  
Business Adviser   General Manager  
Operations Research Analyst   Economist / Economist EU  
Occupational Psychologist   Human Resources / Personnel Manager  
Staff Relations Official   Personnel Officer  
Personnel Manager    Human Resources Business Partner / HRBP  
Equality Officer   HR Director - Human Resources  
Hospitality Manager   Human Resources Assistant - EU  
Information Architect - IT   Information Systems Manager  
IT Consultant   Data Analyst  
Big Data Specialist   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
Computer Systems Analyst   Data Change Agent  
Archivist   Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary  
Secretary   Payroll Manager  
Front Office Junior Manager   Personal Assistant  
Wedding Planner   Letting Agent / Landlord  
School Principal   Music Manager  
Bank / Financial Manager    Recruitment Team Leader  
Risk Analyst   Travel Agency Manager  
Restaurant / Catering Manager   Call Centre Manager  
Retail Manager   Area Sales Manager  
Department Manager   Procurement Officer / Buyer  
Distribution Manager   Accountant  
Management Accountant   Taxation Consultant  
Accounts Assistant   Facilitator  

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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