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Mark Maguire

Apprentice Electrician

Construction Industry Federation

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Mark	Maguire
The advice I would give is firstly talk to someone you may know that is already in the trade and ask them any questions that you may have or ask them about some of there first hand experiences.

Another good piece of advice would be to go onto YouTube and search some basic electrics, keep in mind that these are the kind of things that you will face when you go to the college phases of your apprenticeship . There are books and e-books that can be purchased to get an understanding.
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Logistics and Distribution

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Cork College of Commerce

Cork College of Commerce
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2767
QQI Award Code 5M2767 Logistics and Distribution
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This QQI Level 5 certificate introduces the student to Supply Chain Management and the co-ordination of the flow of goods in a business environment. It will enable the student to develop an understanding of the movement and storage of goods from the point of ordering raw materials to point of sales.

What will you Study?

Freight Forwarding 5N2728
Inventory Control 5N2726
Purchasing 5N2727
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Statistics 5N2066
Warehousing 5N2725
Communications 5N0690
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

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.

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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
5M2767

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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