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For my particular job role, as a yield analysis engineer, good organization and communication skills are quite important. Along with having the technical knowledge, being able to properly communicate your ideas/findings is very important. A lot of my day is spent dealing with other people in the factory and it is very important to be able to communicate efficiently with them.
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Medical & Legal - Secretarial Studies

Course Code(s):  5M2102
QQI Award Code:  5M2102 Business Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This one-year course is long established at the College with a reputation for excellence. It aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enter the world of business. Students are trained to a high level of competency in current office technology. On successful completion of the course, students will have many opportunities to gain employment in the Computer/Secretarial areas or progress to further study in the Information Technology or Business/Commerce areas.

What will you Study?

Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Medical Terminology 5N2428
Word Processing 5N1358
Text Production 5N1422
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546
Mathematics 5N1833
Business Law 5N2091
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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Further Research

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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.
Medical & Healthcare
Clerical & Administration
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.