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Business - Advanced ICT

Course Code(s):  6M5013
QQI Award Code:  6M5013 Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 6M5013
QQI Award Code 6M5013 Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This Level 6 course provides advanced training in Business Management and Administration. The course is only available to students who have successfully acquired their European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) and successfully completed a minimum of four FETAC Level 5 subjects.

The Advanced ICT at Level 6 is composed of several modules, each module is a self- contained unit of study within the programme and is delivered and assessed independently. Modules may therefore be combined flexibly with other modules in order to provide certification.

What will you Study?

Word Processing 6N4977
Spreadsheets 6N4089
Human Resource Management 6N3750
Administration Practice 6N4169
Communications 6N1950
Business Management 6N4310
Work Experience 6N1946
Supervisory Management 6N4329
Mathematics 5N1833
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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BAXXX 6M5013

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