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Advanced Certificate in IT and Business Management

Course Code(s):  6M4985 BSA2
QQI Award Code:  6M4985 Business
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 6M4985 BSA2
QQI Award Code 6M4985 Business
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The Advanced IT & Business Management course is designed to equip the learner with a superior level of computing skills and a detailed knowledge of practices and processes relating to the business environment. Successful participants will receive a a QQI Level 6 Certificate in Business.

There is an emphasis on business management, accounting and advanced computer skills such as spreadsheets, databases and word processing. Learners who successfully complete the course are equipped with a practical understanding of the business environment and a qualification in modern business skills.

What will you Study?

Work Experience 6N1946

Communications 6N1950

Business Management 6N4310

Web Authoring 6N2532

Applied Economics 6N4091

Spreadsheets 6N4089

Word Processing 6N4977

Computerised Accounts 6N3911

Relational Database 6N4785
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
BALBX 6M4985

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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
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.

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