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The candidate needs to have a desire to travel. That is the most important. Travel is a vital part of the role of Internal Auditor at CRH. Your travel percentage ranges between 40% - 70% per year. They do try to keep it at a minimum but with a high staff turnover, you could be placed on additional audits that are short staffed.

You need to get on with all the people you work with also as you're away with these people for 4 nights a week for 4 weeks. You need to be friendly and outgoing and easy to get along with as it can get stressful on jobs so the last thing you want is someone who has attitude problems or can't communicate properly! Those 2 aspects are the most important for me.

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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2102
QQI Award Code 5M2102 Business Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The Applied Computer Training Course for young parents (aged 17-25, in receipt of One-Parent Family Payment) is now updated with new subjects introduced to accommodate the needs of students, employers and third level colleges. The course content concentrates on the practical computer skills and general administration skills required to work in a modern business or office environment. Educational, career and personal guidance is a strong feature of the course and students are given all the support they need to make informed decisions regarding their future career and life choices.

What will you Study?

Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Database Methods 5N0783
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Word Processing 5N1358
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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.

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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
BBSXX 5M2102

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Food Safety Consultant   Teacher - Art and Design   
Web Editor   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Engineer   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Project Manager - Software Design   Network Administrator  
Database Administrator   Multimedia Designer  
Multimedia Technical Manager   App Developer - Android /iOS  
Computer / Software Sales Assistant   Technical Sales Representative  
IT Salesperson   IT Consultant  
Technical Architect - Data   Computer Systems Analyst  
Computer Scientist   Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
Games Tester   IT Security Specialist  
Computer Programmer   Software Developer / Architect  
IT Manager   IT Project Manager  
Test Lead - Software   Data Analyst  
Games Programmer   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Big Data Specialist  
Software Engineer   Computer Hardware Engineer  
Software Localisation Engineer / Tester   Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
IT Team Leader   Computer Trainer / Instructor  
Educational Psychologist   Teacher - Languages  
Exercise and Health Instructor   Teacher - Agricultural Science  
Staff Trainer   Teacher - English as a Foreign Language  
Lecturer / Teacher- Further Education   Special Needs Assistant - SNA  
Information Officer - Adult Guidance    Driving Instructor  
Childcare worker   IT Trainer  
Art Therapist   Lecturer - Third Level   
Teacher - Physical Education   Teacher - Post Primary  
Montessori Teacher   Teacher - Primary / Gael School  
Classroom Assistant   Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup   
Guidance Counsellor - Post Primary   Fitness / Aerobics Instructor  
Community Education Officer   Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education  
Careers Adviser   Road Safety Officer  
Linguist   Museum Educator  
Riding / Equestrian Instructor    

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.
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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