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Colaiste Mhuire Thurles

Colaiste Mhuire Thurles
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Course overview

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

Course Description

Course objectives: To enable students find employment in the modern computerised office, in Financial Institutions and Public Bodies. Students also find this course invaluable as a preparation for College.

What will you Study?

Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Accounting Manual and Computerised 5N1348
Word Processing 5N1358
Communication
Work Experience 5N1356
Database Methods 5N0783
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
The Internet 5N1611
Text Production 5N1422
Digital Marketing 5N1364
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

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BBSXX 5M2102

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