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2. Try to keep a positive attitude.

3. Persevere. Working in a Design Evaluation role or indeed any electronic engineering role, requires problem-solving skills and half the battle with this is having a positive attitude. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, the battle to find a solution is lost before you even start. In debugging an issue, start with the basics and work from there. Like peeling an onion, gradually peel off the outter layers to reveal the inner core of the onion...as you work, you get more clues and develop a better understanding of the product/issue you are working on.

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Food Marketing & Business

Course Code(s):  5M2069
QQI Award Code:  5M2069 Marketing
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Cork College of Commerce

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Course overview

Course Code 5M2069
QQI Award Code 5M2069 Marketing
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Food is a very central part of our existence and the business and marketing aspects of conducting a food business are evolving constantly. Students gain the skills and knowledge in the food industry coupled with a knowledge of the marketing skills required to succeed in business.

What will you Study?

Behavioral Studies 5N1351
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
Food Processing 5N5245
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Nutrition 5N2006
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Statistics 5N2066
Digital Marketing 5N1364
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

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BMXXX 5M2069

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