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European Studies & French

Course Code(s):  5M2073 ESFX
QQI Award Code:  5M2073 Language and European Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2073 ESFX
QQI Award Code 5M2073 Language and European Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This 1 year, full time programme allows learners to build and develop their linguistic, marketing, business and IT skills. There is a growing demand at home and abroad for personnel with strong language and business skills, combined with a sound knowledge of the European market.

What will you Study?

European Studies 5N1444
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Communications 5N0690
Customer Service 5N0972
Computerised Accounts
Bookkeeping/Payroll
Word Processing 5N1358
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
French 5N1623
Work Experience 5N1356
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