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Stillorgan College of Further Education

Stillorgan College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 6M4985
QQI Award Code 6M4985 Business
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is suitable for those who wish to use advanced business and computer skills in a twenty-first century work environment. It is also suitable for those who wish to progress to higher level studies. It is also an ideal preparation for those who wish to start their own business or those who wish to up-skill or retrain for a new career and a fresh start. With the aim of maximising their future employability, students will be trained to the highest level in aspects of Microsoft Office, desktop publishing, web design, business management, computerised bookkeeping and payroll. The latest software is used on this course including Microsoft Office Suite 2013, Adobe CC Products, Sage 50 and Windows.

What will you Study?

Word Processing
Business Management and Marketing Skills
Spreadsheet Methods
Desktop Publishing
Web Authoring
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised using Sage 50
Personal and Professional Development
Employment Skills Workshops
Database Methods
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
BALBX 6M4985

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

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

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