Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Maria O'Neill from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:

Maria O'Neill

Civil Engineer

STEPS

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Maria O'Neill

If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.

Engineering is not a career people think about and say its helping people, but in many ways it is rewarding and just as much about helping people. Engineers design things used everyday that help people get to work, provide clean water, provide sewerage systems, care for the environment....

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Advanced ICT - Administration

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Course overview

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

What will you Study?

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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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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
BAXXX 6M5013

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

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Business Through Computers - FIT Cork College of Commerce 
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Business Studies - Access to Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE 
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Computing & eBusiness - Advanced St. John's Central College 
Business Kinsale College of Further Education 
Business - Advanced Rossa College 
Business Studies - Advanced Cork College of Commerce 
Software Development Cork College of Commerce 
Computers and on-line Customer Service - FIT CityNorth College of Further Education 
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Business - Advanced St. Conleth's Community College 
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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.
Builders' Merchant   Chartered Secretary  
Accounts Team Leader   Data Protection Officer  
Business Analyst   Business Consultant  
Data Steward / Data Manager   Health & Safety Officer  
Arts agent / Promoter   Business Adviser  
Management Associate   Financial Adviser  
Managing Director   Company Secretary  
General Manager   Financial Trader  
Operations Research Analyst   Human Resources Assistant - EU  
Network Engineer   Web Editor  
Web Designer / Developer   Network Administrator  
Information Architect - IT   Data Control Clerk  
Data Entry Operator   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Database Administrator   Project Manager - Software Design  
Information Systems Manager   Multimedia Project Manager  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Technical Architect - Data  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Games Programmer  
Computer Systems Analyst   Computer Programmer  
Data Analyst   Test Lead - Software  
Games Tester   Big Data Specialist  
Data Change Agent   Front Office Junior Manager  
Secretary   Office Administrator  
Payroll Manager   Personal Assistant  
Wages / Payroll Clerk   School Principal  
Music Manager   Bank / Financial Manager   
Recruitment Team Leader   Travel Agency Manager  
Area Sales Manager   Retail Manager  
Distribution Manager   Management Accountant  
Accountant   Taxation Consultant  
Accounts Assistant    

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.
Business Organisation & Management
Computers & ICT
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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