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Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

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Business Administration - East Limerick Campus

Course Code(s):  5M2468 BACC
QQI Award Code:  5M2468 Business Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Limerick College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M2468 BACC
QQI Award Code 5M2468 Business Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Learners get the opportunity to demonstrate a broad range of specialised knowledge applicable to business administration in a range of sectors.

What will you Study?

This 1 year, full-time programme covers a wide range of business, accounts, legal, marketing, numeric and Information Technology skills, resulting in a valuable qualification in Business Studies/ Administration. Programme participants take a broad range of Business Administration modules, combined with Information Technology and Accounts.


Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Text Production 5N1422
Word Processing 5N1358
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Database Methods 5N0783
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
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.

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