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Damien Mason

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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Damien Mason

If you are really interested in people and have good interpersonal skills, you will find this job very rewarding.

Like a lot of jobs, you will not be using all the theoretical knowledge you gained in University or College, but you will develop significant management potential and the environment is stimulating and rewarding.

As an engineer, you will probably spend about 50% of your time in the office, and the other 50% out in the plant.

You should also expect that you may be asked if you are willing to travel abroad. This would be very attractive to most people, and a definite means to gain great experience, but it may not suit everyone.

You should ideally be a balanced person, someone with a good deal of technical knowledge, but also a good ability to deal with people.

Responsibility and challenges will be given to you from day one, and if you can handle the pressure, you will gain more and more responsibilities, ultimately leading you to gain invaluable experience, and undoubtedly onto a successful management position.

With the global nature of ICL's parent company CRH, this could be yours in Ireland or one of many countries worldwide.

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Administration - Advanced

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Course overview

Course Code 6M5013
QQI Award Code 6M5013 Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course facilitates students to develop a range of practical and administrative skills, in order to produce high quality administrative outputs in a range of business contexts. It also provides them with the opportunity to acquire the competencies to work independently or in a supervisory capacity in an administrative role in the private, public or voluntary sector.

What will you Study?

Administration

Download details of this course here: A4 Brochure Adv Cert in Admin.pdf 

 ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN ADMINISTRATION (6M5013)

The aim of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently or in a supervisory capacity in an administrative role in the private, public or voluntary sector or to progress to higher education.

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should have completed a QQI level 5 Certificate or  an equivalent qualification in an appropriate discipline.  Students are required to have a good working knowledge of computer applications.

Students may be subject to Garda Vetting. Final selection following interview.

COURSE CONTENT

Administration Practice, Customer Service, Human Resource Management, Text Production, Audio Transcription, Spreadsheets, Word Processing, Work Experience and Event Management

 WORK SHOPS

 Interview Preparation, CV Preparation

 FIELD TRIPS

Career Exhibitions, Customer Service

 GUEST SPEAKERS

 Human Resources, CAO

 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course provides the basis from which a student may further his/her studies. There is also a wide range of opportunities in the I.T. sector including: Office Work in a supervisory capacity in the following areas: o PA in Public and Private Companies o County Councils o Health Boards o Solicitors o Banks o Accountants o Human Resource Departments o Customer Service Departments

 POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM THIS COURSE

Athlone Institute of Technology AL650 Business Level 6 AL653 Office Management Level 6 – Direct entry to year 2 AL663 Business (Sport and Recreation) Level 6 AL850 Business  Level 8 AL851 Business and Law  Level 8

DCU DC111 Business Studies Level 8 DC230 Economics, Politics and Law Level 8 DC240 Marketing, Innovation and Technology Level 8

Dublin Institute of Technology DT303 Marketing Level 6 DT315 Business Studies Level 6 DT324 Business Management Level 6

Carlow Institute of Technology CW006 Higher Certificate in Business Studies (Wexford) Level 6 CW018 Business (Wexford) Level 8 Sligo College of Technology SG101 Business Level 6 SG105 Business in Office Administration Level 6 SG108 Business in Accounting Level 6   SG141 Business Level 8   

GMIT GA170 Business Level 7 GA171 Administration and Information Systems Level 7 GA181 Accounting Level 8   GA869 Business with Administration or ICT Skills Level 6 GA877 Business (Castlebar) Level 7   GA878 Accounting and Financial Management (Castlebar) Level 7 

Maynooth University MH401 Finance Level 8 MH403 Accounting and Finance  Level 8 MH404 Business and Management Level 8

 CERTIFICATION

On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award: QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration (6M5013)

  GRANTS

 Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

 Apply to S.U.S.I on www.studentfinance.ie

Mature Students

As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college.  To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant  is assessed solely on the basis of an interview.  People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at Moate Business College without losing social welfare benefits.

 

Administration Practice 6N4169
Customer Service 6N0697
Human Resource Management 6N3750
Text Production 6N4945
Audio Transcription 6N4185
Spreadsheets 6N4089
Word Processing 6N4977
Work Experience 6N1946
Event Management
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
BAXXX 6M5013

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

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