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Banking, Insurance and IT for the Financial Sector

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Course overview

Course Code 5M1997 CI061BI
QQI Award Code 5M1997 Office Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with a broad and balanced skills base to enable them to work in an administrative area in any business sector. The financial services sector is a highly complex and heavily regulated sector within the Irish economy. The specialist modules in this course provide students with an insight into this sector including the organisation structures, the regulatory environment and roles and responsibilities of the key players. These specialist modules will complement the core modules in the course and prepare students for employment within the financial services sector.

What will you Study?

This course is designed to provide students with a broad and balanced skills base to enable them to work in an administrative area in any business sector. The specialist modules in this course provide students with an insight into this sector including the organisation structures, the regulatory environment and roles and responsibilities of the key players. These specialist modules will complement the core modules in the course and prepare students for employment within the financial services sector.

Text Production 5N1422
Information and Administration 5N1389
Word Processing 5N1358
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Insurance and Banking Studies 5N2427
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Database Methods 5N0783
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
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.

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
BBSSX 5M1997

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Further Research

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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.
Business Analyst   Financial Trader  
Management Consultant   Management Associate  
Financial Adviser   Economist / Economist EU  
Financial Manager - EU   Network Administrator  
Web Designer / Developer   Database Administrator  
Data Entry Operator   Web Editor  
Network Engineer   Data Control Clerk  
Project Manager - Software Design   Information Architect - IT  
Software Production Co-ordinator   Multimedia Producer  
Games Designer   IT Salesperson  
IT Consultant   Technical Sales Representative  
Information Systems Manager   Computer / Software Sales Assistant  
Computer Systems Sales Manager   Multimedia Project Manager  
Data Analyst   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
Computer Programmer   Test Lead - Software  
Games Tester   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Games Programmer   Big Data Specialist  
Technical Architect - Data   Computer Systems Analyst  
IT Manager   IT Project Manager  
Data Change Agent   IT Team Leader  
Financial Adviser - Assistant   Post Office - Customer Service Agent  
Financial Analyst   Insurance Loss Adjuster  
Fund Accountant   Clerk (General)  
Fund Administrator   Bank Official  
Insurance Claims Handler / Investigator   Bank / Financial Manager   
Reinsurance Technician   Underwriter - Insurance (Technical)   
Insurance Loss Assessor   Actuary  
Pensions Administrator   Underwriter - Insurance (Standard)  
Commercial Banking Officer   Investment Banker  
Pension Fund Manager   Corporate Sales Manager  
Fund Supervisor   Insurance Broker  
Fund Manager   Commodity Broker  
Customer Service Agent - Insurance   Building Society Manager  
Investment Fund Manager   Recruitment Team Leader  
Risk Analyst   Special Investigations Analyst  
Client Relations Manager   Sales Representative  
Customer Service Representative   Auditor  
Tax Accountant   Accounts Administrator  
Accounting Technician   Stockbroker  
Debt Collector   Financial Controller  

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.
Banking, Insurance & Financial Services
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.