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Computers - Beginners

Course Code(s):  5M1997
QQI Award Code:  5M1997 Office Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Muine Bheag Vocational School

Muine Bheag Vocational School
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1997
QQI Award Code 5M1997 Office Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a course in Basic Computer Applications. The course is designed for students with little or no previous experience in the area of computers and who wish to attain a good level of competency in the skills which are so valued in the office of today.

What will you Study?

Text Production 5N1422
Reception and Frontline Office Skills 5N1407
Word Processing 5N1358
Information and Administration 5N1389
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Book-Keeping
Payroll
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