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Denis Canty

Electronic Engineer

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It is challenging. But if you adopt the right attitude straight away it can be a lot easier. I would advise anyone to be a hard worker and maintain a positive attitude. Also be organised, right down to keeping notes. You start your career in college, not after it.
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Course Code(s):  5M1977
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Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Jesus & Mary Secondary School

Jesus & Mary Secondary School
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1977
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

What will you Study?

Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Communication
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
Reception and Frontline Office Skills 5N1407
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
The Internet 5N1611
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356
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