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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M18294 OIT
QQI Award Code 5M18294 Office Informatics
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Do you want to return to work in an office environment but fear your computer skills are not up to scratch? Office jobs today demand more than a basic knowledge of computer applications; they require advanced skills which include the ability to combine familiar desktop applications with cloud functionality. On completion of this course, you will have more confidence, a nationally recognised IT qualification and hands-on experience with the mainstream computer applications and on-line technologies such as Office 365, Google Docs and Dropbox.

What will you Study?

Database Methods 5N0783
Word Processing 5N1358
The Internet 5N1611
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Integrated Office Methods
Customer Service 5N0972
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.

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